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Old 09-20-2012
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Re: Wind generator

Just noticed the OP has only 1 post... still.

Could he be the vendor of the wind genny he mentions?

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Re: Wind generator

I too think that solar is the better route over all. I would still go with the Rutland again as it runs at night as well as most of the day down here, and only requires 5kts to get it started. There is usually some breeze after the sun goes down in our area.
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Re: Wind generator

i installed the sunforce 600 today after a bit of confusion of their wiring diagrams but it is working as advertised and is pretty quiet you do need a 36 inch clearance for the unit but for a first day test seems to be sturdy and works so far no negative review from my end
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Re: Wind generator

Yup , I sure am the vender who designed and makes the generator for BOTC
we have over 3000 units out in the GOM with no failures
comparing products side by side , BOTC is a great product and it is made for specifically harsh marine enviroments.
if anyone has any questions they should contact me at anytime

Having been to the actual production facility that makes products for Sunforce. It is a good product , they are made at the same factory as Coleman products in south China ,and they have a good warrenty and product information , knowledgeable staff and phone support from the Canadian Sunforce office.Sunforce makes a good product and they are a respected company.

The Main bearing is a basic non sheilded bearing and inner lubricate used is basic CPC products .For off the grid usage with low humidity and limited enviromental salt and water contact such as a Ranch , cabin or farm it is a great product.The 600 w unit is a large unit for a Sailboat under 50ft set
with a combination of panels it should do everything needed to get done
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