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Date Posted: - Monday - 11/12/12 - 9:55pm
Author: Jared Kibele
Subject: Too heavy for our mizzen
In reply to: Doug Wilson 's message, "LP tank" on - Saturday - 03/31/12 - 7:23pm

What Doug said is true. We already had our radar on our mizzen (right at the spreaders) and put a Rutland 913 wind generator just above it. We took it off (described here: http://www.svarchiteuthis.com/2010/12/unplanned-stop-in-ensenada.html).

The main problem was the torque on the mast when the boat rolled. It made the mizzen twist in it's step. We'd also just restepped the mast so there was new dolphinite in the mast step that hadn't quite solidified. That probably didn't help but we took the wind generator off and the problem went away.

Despite being one of the quietest ones around, it still transmitted and fairly faint but somewhat annoying moaning sound into the cabin as well. For us, the wind generator was an expensive and unnecessary mistake.

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