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Using spinning prop to charge batts under sail
Does anyone know if anyone makes a generator that can somehow connect to the driveshaft and use the freewheeling prop to generate electricity to charge the batteries while under sail? I know Lagoon now has some cats that are series hybrids (actually powered by electroc motors also used as generators under sail), but why could all sailboats not just use this wasted energy to charge our batteries? I'm sure someone has thought of this already, but I haven't come across any products to buy!