Originally Posted by Aquaria
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.
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.