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Old 12-25-2008, 07:20 PM   #15
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It is indeed a nice solution as long as you do not wish to install a radar (or even solar panels). Then the solution of installing a beam across the aft part of the cockpit (like many french cruising boats carry) is best.

Here is my solution: A wind generator rigging that is not as heavy as a full beam but still strong enough to carry even this fairly big and heavy Rutland Wind Generator.

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Great for a newer style cutter or sloop with a high aspect rig and a short boom. Not so for some ketches, yawls, or older cruising boats having longer booms that wouldn't be able to take advantage of such a system.
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Still waiting for the [arts to get fabricated. I decided to go with Garolite G10 composite instead of aluminum which would require substantial anodize and use of Tefgel.

Couple more weeks before it goes up.
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Well, I got it most of the way installed this evening...still need to install the solar and add the lateral supports for the wind gen....

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Job well done - looks good.
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Job well done - looks good.
Still isn't done until I get the solar panels and lateral supports in place. I'll probably buy solar panels in a few months once the market has completely hit bottom. We are working on a panel deal for $2.20/Watt...I should be able to pull a couple out of the big order.

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Hi Ken,,

Looks Very good installation. Question :- what diameter Backstay ??

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If I recall correctly 0.40 inch.
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We are working on a panel deal for $2.20/Watt...I should be able to pull a couple out of the big order.
??? Pray tell ???
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