Just another Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Thanked 316 Times in 302 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Fuel Cell
A friend installed one of these on his Bene 361 last year and now has a full season and a bit on it - he's very satisfied. Quiet, works whenever needed rain or shine, night or day, clean tidy installation and it uses less fuel than he expected. Ideal setup, it would seem, for our area where in certain areas sunshine is less than reliable, negating much of solar's effectiveness.
There's a fairly hefty buy-in (at the present time), but after you factor in a full solar system, arches/supports/etc the difference may not be so great. I suspect his setup ran pretty close to $8K installed..
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)