installed a wind generator a week or so ago. He is still fine tuning some of the details but here are the specs on our new wind thief:
Rutland 913 Windcharger
Low wind speed output: The Rutland 913's high inertia generator starts producing power at 4 MPH. At 10MPH it produces 2 amps@12v and 4 amps at 15 MPH increasing to 7.5 amps at 22 MPH. The Rutland 913 outperforms all others in real cruising conditions yet withstands gale force winds unattended.
Quiet - The Rutland 913 produces only 75dB at 11 knots, by far the quietest generator on the market.
Size - 36" blade diameter won't dominate the stern area of your boat, less windage and weight aloft. Easy installation on mizzen masts or stern post.
Weeks ago, we upgraded from a 1980's FM stereo/cassette player to a more appropriate AM/FM/USB capable stereo (w/remote control!) and booming speakers. We can finally listen to Dr. Laura the way she's intended to be listened to.