Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator
Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
Well, at least its not dragging shark bait or fetching up Sargasso or kelp like a some systems. Fact is, Amels are floating power generators with sails attached. Gotta love it.
All the best,
Ric Bali Hai
Stuck still in Annapolis
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator
Ric, I assume while you are producing electric from the alternator ,it is inducing more drag than the prop freewheeling not producing electric. If you are saying that I did not need to remove it , just not turn the key and engage it , I agree. I did not intend to use it and the alt. needed to be rebuilt so I removed it. It can quickly be back in business if someone ever wants to use it, its a slick idea. If I had not gone solar, I would have used it.
Pat, There isn’t any reason to disconnect the shaft driven alternator. You must have a fixed prop and that is free wheeling, hence no more drag than the prop. Mine is set so that the ignition key must be removed and inserted in the shaft alternator switch. This is to prevent charging the batteries from two sources. Works great.
SN24 Bali Hai
Thats new for me . You even get some Amps at Night from your Kyrocera Solar Panels ??
May I ask you a question? Where do you sail? In the nordic ?