Windmills on a boat

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by Gravio, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Gravio
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    Gives a new slant to the term "choppy" conditions. I guess putting it behind a grille would wreck the effectiveness, but it looks like a real hazard to day-dreamers.
     
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    Zurabishvili

     
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    We had a well off fellow here in Minnesota a little to eager to hop off a fly in bush plane. He died when he slipped and fell into the prop.

    Wind generators have a place. They make great racket in a nice and otherwise quiet marina.

    Other than dangerous and loud; they are also rather spendy. The massive power producing windmills have in common their massiveness. The smaller ones on boats seem to be a bit of a help and nuisance both. Could be a lifesaver.

    Don't want one.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Gravio. Could you please post in English though. We want to keep all posts in one common language and the language of this forum is English. Thanks very much.
     
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    What about a configuration like this?
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    Four turbines, each directly driving a little generator and battery pack.
    Sticking all that in the pontoons along with other storage gives you a huge amount of room in the central cabin to play with.
     
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    Hello, Sockmonkey, fancy meeting you here. Your vertical turbine catamaran looks neat until you need to go on deck for any reason underway. M/V Cuisnart? ;-)
     

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    Duuuude! I didn't even know you posted here. Great to see you man.
    Anyhow, the bottoms of the turbines are supposed to be above head height, and if you feel like laying out, you do it on top of the center cabin.
    There shouldn't be any need to go out on the pontoons unless the turbines need repair.
    Went with four of them to provide redundancy, and because there are four convenient places to put them.
    Forgot to include measurements in the pic. It's around 80 feet long.
     
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