SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Electrical Systems > Silentwind wind generator thoughts
 Not a Member? 

Thread: Silentwind wind generator thoughts Reply to Thread

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

Topic Review (Newest First)
10-28-2014 09:44 PM
Re: Silentwind wind generator thoughts

Wish you had been able to chime in last year windnrock. I purchased a SilentWind and have run with it two seasons now. So far it has worked flawlessly. I'm cruising seasonally though (although moving into full-time) so perhaps I've not put enough hours on it yet. I'll pay special attention to the bearings. So far so good. It's performed pretty much to spec, and it is pretty quiet.
10-28-2014 09:07 PM
Re: Silentwind wind generator thoughts

Hi Mike,
I've been running a Silentwind for two years now. I got it through eMarine. Output is good, maybe a bit lower than advertised but it does run with just a puff of air. At 15-20k it produces about 12-14 amps. It is very quiet. Other factors: Easy install and assembly, all other components seem to be in great shape (the blue logo is fading) break works very well and the unit has held up in 45+ wind, unbraked, my bad.
Now the bad news. After about 1 year the front bearings began to fail. I shipped it back to eMarine and they replaced it. Great! One year later, same problem/symptoms. It was like pulling teeth to get Silentwind to respond. Finally, eMarine stepped up and sent me a bearing set. Bad news, Peerless bearings, made in China. Nothing but bad press online. Good news, NSK makes bearings that will fit. I hope to see the difference come October 2015! It is a shame that manufactures will cut corners on components, NSK are about twice as much, but everyone wants the stuff cheap. Our fault. Good luck with your search, sorry this reply is late.
01-14-2013 09:59 AM
Re: Silentwind wind generator thoughts

No one running a Silentwind? How about an Airmaax?
01-13-2013 11:03 AM
Silentwind wind generator thoughts

I'm zeroing in on a replacement wind generator for our old Air-X, and have come up with the Spreco Silentwind as a top contender. I've read all that has been said here on CF regarding the Silentwind, as well as the other threads about windgens. But since the Silentwind is fairly new on the scene, I'd love to hear from those who've got some experience with them.

Factors I'm balancing are:

- Quality and durability; it's gotta last.
- Output; especially across the 10 to 20 knot range
- Noise level; quieter the better.
- Ease of installation; I would like to use our existing 2" mast.
- Expandability; potential to add solar to the controller system.
- Cost; I have some money now, but won't when we leave in 1 1/2 years.

BTW, others I'm still considering are: KISS, Superwind 350, D400 and Airmaax.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.