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Anybody ever use one of these things?
I came across the drawing in Modern Boat Maintenance, edited by Bo Streiffert and originally published in Sweden by Johnston Co-Editions, Gothenburg. The book makes no mention of any commercial outlet.
Seems to me it'd be pretty efficient on a (fast) multihull.
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Ampair makes one called the Aquair 100.

Ampair Aquair 100 Hybrid


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they have a bail version and a deck mount version btw:


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Some of the wind generators can also be used as water generators, by lowering the tower and switching the blades. Duogen comes to mind as one brand.

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Attended a lecture where mom was a ham opertor and they draged one from FLA to Azors + back.
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I suppose it depends what sort of fish you're trying to catch.. I'm told that sharks aren't fussy but some larger sport-fish think they're very tasty... Trouble is, the line usually breaks and they get away.

Most people use wind or solar which doesn't tend to attract the same attention...

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Simon is using one I believe, no idea what brand but I remember him mentioning it in his trip thread.


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I suppose it depends what sort of fish you're trying to catch.. I'm told that sharks aren't fussy but some larger sport-fish think they're very tasty... Trouble is, the line usually breaks and they get away.

Most people use wind or solar which doesn't tend to attract the same attention...
A guy who solo circumnavigated a PSC Orion towed the one that I posted. In four years he never lost a fish.

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