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Wind turbine.. who is doing what and how?

I have been dabbling in this for a while just for fun and i live in the wind power capitol of the world. Which got my interest and we have so much wind all the time that it would be stupid not to play.
I have built a few systems for my self and others for deer feeders, 12volt chargers for small stuff. but never a very large system.
I want to build a dock mounted power charger for mutable boats to charge their 12 volt house battery's.. The marina where i am at is small and privately owned so they are a bit more flexible than most and interested in me building this system.
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That's an interesting thought. Are you essentially proposing to build a battery charging station? Would it be available to all moored boats all the time (requiring multiple loads off of a single/series of turbines), or more of a pull-up-and-fuel-up scenario, or something else?

As mentioned on another thread, I'm nearly finished with a DIY wind turbine to charge my boat's 12V house bank. Once it's completed I'll post the steps, specs, and pics if folks are interested.

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That's an interesting thought. Are you essentially proposing to build a battery charging station? Would it be available to all moored boats all the time (requiring multiple loads off of a single/series of turbines), or more of a pull-up-and-fuel-up scenario, or something else?

As mentioned on another thread, I'm nearly finished with a DIY wind turbine to charge my boat's 12V house bank. Once it's completed I'll post the steps, specs, and pics if folks are interested.

Cheers,
Jeff
I have two rather large 12 volt Alternators " 140 amp" right now that i will hook up in a parallel circuit with 4 outlets. For two boats and two bank's per boat to limit the unloading and just shuttle from bank to bank..
There has been a thought to hook them up to a set of 8-D battery's and equalize power and amps between them and the boats on the other end of the leads.
This way there would be a constant load on the generators and unloading will be limited.
Not to mention the ability to equalize volts and amp rather quickly.

I have the whole end of a dock and 4 slips to work with right now which works to my advantage due to their close proximity. There is also clean unobstructed wind at that end as well.
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