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Old 09-03-2011
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Wind Generator Shakes Boat

I am a solo long distance sailor who crossed Pacific last year currently in Fiji. I have an older Air-X that worked fine until I bought Silentwind blades for it. With the new blades generator tower shakes even at low wind speeds. Looked at the hub and noticed where previous owner may have added 2 globs of molten metal, assume for balancing like you would a tire. Purchased a new hub for Silentwind blades and still seeing shaking. With old blades and old hub I have no problem but would like to use new blades. No help from Silentwind company and Air-x manufacturer famous for no help. Assume I need to balance and my memory says use screws and washers but don't know how. Possibly find a tire shop here and have it balanced? Internal adjustment in Air-X? Any help appreciated.
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