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post #4 of Old 11-10-2013
xymotic
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Re: running Wind Gen on the Hard

Downside.

You could overcharge the battery.
You are putting wear and tear on the wind gen.
You run the risk or the wind gen breaking a blade or ?? and maybe even a bit of liability for neighboring boats and /or people.
And I dunno, does it make it more attractive for theft?
Possible electrical fire

VS

If the batts die over winter that could be a HUGE expense.

And a lot of those 'risks' are very slight, just depends on your own comfort level I guess.
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