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Subway Sailor 27-02-2015 07:05

Wind generator mounted on monitor frame
 
I want to buy a wind generator and mount it onto the monitor wind vane frame using a removable system so i don't have to drill anymore holes in my deck. Has this ever been done? If so how?


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roverhi 28-02-2015 11:49

Re: Wind generator mounted on monitor frame
 
Wouldn't want to put anymore stress on the thin gauge SS tubing of the Monitor. The tubing is known to crack at the welds on Monitors that have done a lot of miles, like more than 50,000. Would not want to add the additional load of a windmill to that. Would even be hesitant about running a brace to the vane for the pole that a windmill was mounted on.

Cheechako 28-02-2015 12:08

Re: Wind generator mounted on monitor frame
 
Yeah. mount it in front of the vane... that way you can turn it around and power it from the batteries like a fan... it will steer for you... WAIT.. that's an autopilot! :banghead:


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