Source for shaft alternator

Lance Leonard

I am looking at ways of increasing my power generating ability on my Maramu. Currently we have two 80w solar panels on the dodger and an ancient Hamilton Ferris wind generator on the mizzen. We keep our dingy on the cabin top above the aft berth which seems to be the only other place permanently attach soar panels. We thought about installing some on “wings” off the lifelines, but our paddle board and the boarding ladder wold make that a little challenging. Hence the shaft generator, Minerva was originally equipped with a shaft generator that has been removed at some point, there is a spacer on the shaft at the output of the transmission which is where the pulley lived originally I think. I haven’t tried to reach out to Amel yet since they went to the “C” drive I can’t imagine that that would be something they kept around. I think I might be able to have a machine shop fabricate a pulley to fit the where the spacer is now but I would think it would have to be a particularly low speed cut in alternator to get any meaningful output. Any thought or advice would be appreciated.
Lance Leonard
S/V Minerva
Maramu #135

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