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best wind generator = 3 stink potters at a table with 3 blowboaters and a few beers shared.
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Yea, you can go ahead and ruin my post/question, but at least people with data are responding via PM with good data. You've ruined searching this forum because of all the off topic junk.

A few individual ruining the whole forum for everybody else. I've been preparing for this trip and working on my boat for three years and coming to sailnet from time to time for important data. Now I see at this point sailnet is now a waste of time and has been taken over by.........time to write off sailnet and this forum and go elsewhere.

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Re: Best wind generator?

I've just installed a D400 available from Southeast Marine and now SV Hotwire. It too is very expensive but from my research the best. The Practical Sailor review on wind generators was done quite some time ago and the D400 was not available at the time. So I have just gone on word of mouth but I have yet to find any owner who has anything but the highest praises for it. It is super quiet and actually works.
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Yea, you can go ahead and ruin my post/question, but at least people with data are responding via PM with good data. You've ruined searching this forum because of all the off topic junk.

A few individual ruining the whole forum for everybody else. I've been preparing for this trip and working on my boat for three years and coming to sailnet from time to time for important data. Now I see at this point sailnet is now a waste of time and has been taken over by.........time to write off sailnet and this forum and go elsewhere.

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It's unfortunate that both these members have over 5000 posts and are considered well to do in the information department but didn't offer substance in their replies to you...

Here is a good post about some marine wind generators that will keep you interested... Good luck and keep us posted on what you install and it's performance.
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So you're the kind of person that sits around the table with a bunch of friends and asks a question about something you don't know. You get an answer or two, then someone makes a tame joke and you get mad. That's ridiculous.

This is a discussion among friends and a light hearted comment or two is not against forum rules.

I repeat. Lighten up.


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This is a discussion among friends and a light hearted comment or two is not against forum rules.

I repeat. Lighten up.
Truly! 71, you were getting good information. Consider yourself lucky to get some lighthearted comments mixed in. These are friends here, not a bunch of consultants you hired.
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I have this function on my computer called "scroll". It comes in handy when you want to skip a post and go to the next one. Try it some time!
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Gee, and I thought sailing was supposed to be fun and relaxed and I consider myself to be a 'serious sailor', 30,000 miles in the few years. We have an Air Marine unit and it has worked fine. There are better units, but pricier and quieter units, but they don't seem to produce much juice.

If you don't approach this business with the right attitude you will find it incredibly frustrating. We thought we might run aground backwards in Indonesia because there was no wind, the raw water pump had croaked (a particular issue with us) and it was too hot to replace, it was extremely deep right to shore so anchoring was a problem, and a current was setting us toward the land at about one knot. A little gallows humor seemed to be just what the doctor ordered to break the tension. BTW, before we reached shore we found about 5 knots of wind and clawed our way offshore - like the sound of that, 'clawed' - the sea was like a millpond and we were trying to make it to two knots.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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K- Glad to see you're posting and have kept your sense of humor. All the best.Get well soon. Have no where near your experience but figure most people who have done a Bermuda or snow bird to warmer climes have been "hundreds of miles offshore" and that's most of us. In my life that's where humor is the best tool to get you through. Worry about thread starter. Worry more about his crew. Wish them the best.
Came to same conclusion as earlier poster. Went with two D400s above a hard cored bimini ( where solar is mounted). Figure won't even hear the generators when sleeping in the cockpit at anchor. Research and word of mouth suggest the D400 is among the best at the moment. Get back to you guys in a year or two with result. Been told to be careful interfacing multiple sources ( solar/wind/water/alternator etc.) Seems if not done correctly can really screw things up.Might want to look at Phillipi web site. Need a sink for excess energy as well.

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I don't appreciate this lack of respect for to me, is a very serious subject. I'm going to be out in the middle of the ocean depending on a good (hopefully) product. I don't think this off-topic joking is cute, funny or helpful. I'll be traveling from Texas to Panama and my life may depend on how I set up my boat and which products I purchase.

If you're here to play, PLEASE do it in THAT part of the forum.
If I was disrespecting YOU Irwin32 in your blue water capable boat I would have said "Irwin32" at a table with stink potters.

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