I have one of the Aquair 100's because it came with the boat. The rope
& prop for towing in water
look like they've never been used.
It's pole mounted and it works - OK - but 100 watts isn't much. It's not in my way though and it runs quietly now so it can stay where it is. Did have to replace the pole mount swivel bush to stop the whole thing wobbling like crazy, suspect it might need frequent replacement.
Stupidly tied the blades to the pole to shut it up in a blow early last year. That caused the plastic blades to take a "set" and of course the wobbling was even worse afterwards.
Shimmed the blades to balance and true them when I replaced the bush, don't hear it at all now. Left it spinning all this winter, gales didn't bother it a bit, even when the radar mast
bent so far I thought it would buckle.
There are no slip rings or other means provided to stop the cable wrapping round the pole. Surprised me a little but that does happen occasionally. Might make a sprung bump-stop for the swivel when I can be bothered.
I think they tried too hard to make it as versatile as possible, ie pole mounted, hauled aloft on a halyard
is gimballed in a stainless hoop meant to be fixed to the pushpit when the heavy prop is towed. The alternator
shaft is attached to a long line that looks tough enough to rip the alternator and the pushpit from the boat if the prop were to foul something. We have noo-cular subs round our way.