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They're looking to put on in on Nantucket Sound, down my neck of the woods. I think wind farms, properly designed and implemented, are a good thing... but they'll need to clearly mark the individual wind gens on the charts, as they're a serious navigation hazard, much like the off-shore oil platforms down in the Gulf of Mexico.
Also, depending on how large an area the wind farm covers, it might make sense to have them marked and lighted in such a manner that the different wind gens are clearly identifiable. If you've got 30-50 of these sticking up out of the water, it would be nice to be able to tell if you were at the first, the fifth or the fifteenth of them... and roughly how many you had left to get by, without having to try and guess from your DR position.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Last edited by sailingdog; 11-23-2007 at 11:30 AM.