I too have the super wind 350. It has progressive geared self feathering that fully engages in winds over 40 knots. I got 10 years constant use before the bearings wore out and I replaced it. Nil maintenance needed in those 10 years. Also totally quiet and vibration free mounted on top of the mizzen. I have solar as well. Hot and sunny, no wind, solar, cold cloudy and windy, wind. Windy and sunny. Wow Good ballance IMHO.
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On 20 August 2021 at 23:15 Alain Durante <info@...> wrote:
You should consider the Superwind 350 or 353, which is in my opinion the best wind generator on the market.
The 353 has new features in case of very strong wind.
I will have one soon on my 54.
AMEL54-021 currently in Antibes, south of France
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I thought I would consult the group. A fountain of knowledge for sure.
My recent sailing included some windy conditions in the Cyclades with gusts in excess of 60kn.
My Rutland 1200 wind generators burned out, the braking system could not hold them.
I am fed up with the brand, but I still want one wind generator if not two. I find that on passage they are great especially in windy conditions when the autopilot is working hard. The batteries are full.
I know that solar is better
I know that Lithium is better
But for the moment I want to stick with my AGM’s and I want to stick with wind generators.
I am considering
D400 Wind generator
I am also considering replacing my Solar Innova 265w x 2 panels with LG NeONR 390w panels that are only 10cm longer.
The questions are:
1. Which wind generator is the best?
2. Which brand of solar panel?
Current size 1642 x 994 mm 265w
The LG will fit 1740 x 1042 mm
Back in Patmos enjoying glorious conditions of 15-20kn, clear water, cool nights.