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Why Renewable Energy

This is a discussion that I would like to start on why we should go renewable. From the Cost of the Equipment to the Installation (either do it yourself or have it installed) to the Cost of Diesel and mantainence on your engine. and Enviroment

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Th Wind In My Air

Started by ___/)ances With Sails Feb 20, 2012. 0 Replies

Got Solar? Need Wind?

Started by Cameron & Leighia. Last reply by Cameron & Leighia Jul 16, 2010. 13 Replies

Alternate Energy

Started by aage petersen Jul 15, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by zeehag on February 20, 2012 at 12:55pm

dont have to buy new stuff-- used works well and is  quite  a lot less pricey.....if  you live on anchor, you  NEED renewable  energy or just use diesel or  gas engine all the time....i prefer solar and wind, meself-is so much more practical and  so much less expensive than using diesel at  nearly 4 dollars per gallon  at half gallon per hour.....

Comment by Shauna Shauna on February 20, 2012 at 12:52pm

Nothing against renewable energy, but it comes down to cost and reliability.  With the right tax incentives it can make economic sense but you still need a reliable back up source.  So when considering cost, reliability and space, I wonder how practical it is on boats.

Comment by zeehag on March 7, 2010 at 9:04pm
i got solar cheeeeep--friends old used--isnt the panels deteriorate--is the connections..ssshhhh---dont tell them lol---and i have a motor for creating a wind genny with high output lol..just need some more parts--the blades and hub and some other small items and ta daaaa i will have a wind genny as well as solar and my honda 2kw lol.... there used to be a place in san diego that sold seconds and irregulars--those are gooood---but the man went into retirement and the place is no longer...dang! now everything is 400 percent mark up....
now one has to find someone who works for a city that changes out th e solar panels every yr for hail damage ..lol....anything for a cheap alternative.no reason to pay retail...or, there is a small ad on the side bar of many pages for make it yourself panels....gooodluck...just remember every panel needs to be attached to a regulator--you can make more than one panel to a regulator if you have a ;large enough regulator.....
Comment by John Stowell on March 7, 2010 at 5:01pm
I'm trying to find out the best (most practical) option for solar and wind power generatig for my Irwin Citation 30. I'm not very technically minded, so my head is spinning with all the information I've found over the Internet.
 

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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
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