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Having struggled with sourcing the parts for my wind generator "tower", I'd get the $200 kit in a heartbeat.
I'm having problems finding the bracket that holds the vertical pole on the transom and allows the pole to pivot down so you can service the wind generator. (I haven't called Garhauer yet though, I only checked the products on their website.) Also, the vertical 1.25 inch pipe (outside diameter is 1.66") is very expensive -- like $750 for a 12 foot length in shiny stainless. There's been plenty else to work on, but I'll have to bit the bullet sooner or later.
Note that I got a 20 foot length of shiny 1 inch tube from West Maine. It cost about $200 just for that. I plan to cut that roughly in half to make the fore/aft triangle support and port/starboard support. The 20' tube is tied down to my deck right now and shows rust splotches all over it. I'm starting to think the WM stainless tube is crap!! Anyone else have experience with that?
(Tube is very different than pipe by the way.)
So I'd LOVE to be able to buy a mounting kit for $200, like you can. Go for it.
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Last edited by Bene505; 09-25-2010 at 06:47 PM.