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Date Posted: - Friday - 09/ 5/08 - 9:46am
Author: David R
Subject: Wind turbine and electrical systems

Just bought a Mariner 32 (SenJer IV - will be renamed to The Osprey), a 1972. Want to run a laptop based nav system using SeaClearII - having trouble getting enough juice to run it off batteries so i'm thinking about getting a wind turbine to keep the batts topped off when not motoring. Anyone put one on a Mariner? Where did you place it? Any issues to be aware of? Im thinking about putting it on the mizzen fairly high up so i can run it when the main is up. Any advice, thoughts, warnings, comments welcome.

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[> Solar panels -- Doug Wilson, - Saturday - 09/ 6/08 - 7:20pm

I have two 65 watt panels, on "Cactus Tree" seem to run my small reefer all day and anchor light all night fine. Use the laptop too, not a lot though.
Never considered wind, just a preference I guess. I'm looking at a wind generator on a Mariner 31 right now, it's on the top of the mizzen. Owners not around so can't ask about it.

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[> wind generator -- Steve M-32 #59, - Sunday - 09/ 7/08 - 10:59am

Putting one anywhere lower than the top of the mizzen would eliminate the ability to fly either a mizzen staysail or a main backstaysail (mule). Something to think about.

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[> Wind generator -- Peter K., - Sunday - 09/ 7/08 - 9:24pm

I installed an Air-X marine wind generator on the mizzen mast of our M-40. It's definitely fine to keep the batteries charged on the mooring but not even close to keeping a refrigerator running non-stop. It might do the trick in a constant 25 knot breeze but doesn't cut it in the northeast breezes.

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[> Some info and photos -- Chuck, - Tuesday - 09/ 9/08 - 3:57pm

Here is some info and photos. Click on the photos to get a bigger picture. Copy and paste the address into your web browser address bar.


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