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High output towing generator
by Jon Amtrup 10-04-2011

Watt&Sea has designed a cruising version of their high output towing generator. See more on Onboard electrical revolution | TheSailBlog.com
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That is neat little setup. I would've liked to see the current and voltage output of the generator in the video.

If that works like it is advertised to then I am impressed, however the price is a challenge.
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That looks sweet!

The next step is a motor/generator that could serve as a backup to the kicker engine.

Yes it wouldn't be much thrust, but if you've got nothing and the rocks are getting closer...
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For that kind of money and perhaps even 50% less you should be able to build a 4kw aux electric drive with regenerative ability. You could possibly turn that system into a drive as in theory any generator can be turned into a motor by supplying power to it.
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Also, how often are you actually moving at 3 knots or more compared to just hanging out in an anchorage or whatever? I guess this works well for those areas that have a good current as well.
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See your points. The price has to come down, and it is a device most suitable for the long distance sailors. Those who sail along the coast, hopping from one harbor to an anchorage will get shore power and/or extra juice from solar panels at a much lower cost.
All the best, Jon
www.thesailblog.com
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