Just looking for opinions on a Wind
Generator on top of Mizzen mast.
I have a Santorin Ketch with the Amp Air
Midway on the mizzen. Haven't tried to get
it to work yet, but i am pretty sure it is
all set up and ready to go.
The previous owner had the wind bugger but
didn't use it - it is not hooked up but is
mounted to a pole on the stern. This set up
completely scares me as it really isn't that
far from a persons head (that and the fact
that is an older unit).
I used to have the fourwinds on my cheoy lee
and it produced light wind. I just purchased
a barely used four winds with all the extras
I plan to mount this at the very top of the
So the question is: Does anybody else have a
wind generator mounted at the top of the
mizzen? What has been your experience with
output? Any Vibration issues and how did you
deal with them? Do you feel it puts too much
stress on the mast? I would imagine the that
having it spin while the boat is underway
produces to much stress on the mast and
maybe the unit itself- is that your
experience as well?
I know there are plenty of owners on here
whom don't believe in wind generators and
use their diesel daily, which if probably a
must for a SM.