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Wind Gen. Mount on a Ketch
As it happens, our WHOOSH is a Pearson 424 and, when fitting out some years ago, we bought an AirMarine unit. I chose the masthead position and am thankful I did. What noise there is (not much, thankfully) is a bit further away from us & everyone else, and a mizzen staysail on a P424 is a secret weapon - you really don''t want to give up the option of using that sail, which a mid-mast mount position would preclude.
There are several mounting options at the masthead, and I must say - when mounting it, and also after a storm and with the wind gen DOA and needing to come down - it can be a religious experience to handle the wind gen while at the masthead with both hands above your head.<g> If you''d like to correspond about the details, something not likely to interest non-P424 owners, feel free to email me.
jack_patricia @ yahoo.com without the spaces