Wind Turbine on Board
We are currently in Belize and we have plenty of "Trade Winds" to keep it going full time. This new updated version of the turbine we bought from you three years ago is working like a champ. I think we even sold one for you to another sailboater. (He bought it through a third party on line.) Anyway the turbine is producing the additional wattage we needed (along with our solar panels) to keep our batteries up and charged as we like them. We have had no problems with the unit like we experienced with the other two previous versions. Before installing the unit I sprayed it down with Corrosion X and it appears to be holding up well in this salty marine environment.
I might mention that the unit is pretty quiet, which is a plus for a boat installation where folks are sleeping aboard. It does however produce a certain amount of vibration which I have dampened with various rubber bits and pieces. Some factory installed shock mounting/vibration dampening would be a definite improvement if you are interested in marketing to boaters.
Thanks so much for standing behind your product and delivering a version that fulfills our needs. We enjoyed being your Beta Team on the water. And even though the first two versions didn't work; we feel the Tycon turbine is a good value compared to the others we looked at and we will recommend your product to our fellow boaters.
Reviewed by: Doug and Michelle from Belize.