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I might be a coating over the circuit boards. But that misses the point. Someone has to say it..
Please do not get one of those insanely loud and obnoxious Air-X wind generators! You won't be able to stand the noise. Other cruisers at the anchorage won't be able to stand the noise. Don't be like the guy 2 years ago that left his boat on a mooring near us with an Air-X to keep the batteries topped off. It was constantly cycling on and off. Off was ok, but to hear that loud fluttering during the on cycle was not fun.
In a strong wind, they sound just like a Cessna or other small plane taking off.
If you found one for free somewhere, find a way to mount it in a strong wind. Listen for yourself before you consider the expense of bulding a tower for it.
Unless you are planning to anchor where there are no other boats, consider something else please.
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