Fitted a Wind 303 on the boat for the pacific crossing in 1995, friends used the Rutland
on their boat. The 303 averaged 1.5 amps/hr (measured) while sailing due to low apparent wind across its blades. (wind speed minus boat speed) When at anchor
in sheltered bays and on nice sunny calm days which there are a lot of, 0amps. When I met up with the friends in Tonga
they had dismantled their Rutland and put it in the bilge
. The 303 was the only piece of equipment
on the boat that failed in 2 and a half years. When I was entering Sydney
harbour in Aus the boat was hit by a "southerly buster". The boat was knocked down and the wind gen blades bent backwords and hit the mounting post, they exploded sending shrapnel over the cockpit
. I have a pic some were that I will post later.
The next Mexico
trip in 2001 was with solar panels and was I impressed .... solar panels work. I have 5 Kyocera
135 watt panels on this boat.
Please...... do not let wind gens info fool you,
Thats my opinion and as sugar coated as I can get, I can send you private message and really tell you what I think about wind gens but then there would be a lot of %^$#@'s