Friday, February 11, 2005
Don't try this at home
There is no doubt that getting the new wind generator mounted on top of Lady Jane's mast is going to be a challenging exercise. It is heavy and unwieldy for just one person to handle, plus the mast is very high.
That is me you can see up there, cutting off the two poles angled at 45 degrees, in preparation for welding a vertical pole which will support the generator. Good thing neither Robin, who will do the welding, or I are scared of heights.
Next will be to haul the cable, which will connect the battery bank and generator, to the top of the mast, mount and connect the regulator, ammeter, volt meter and fuse by the battery bank, then finally haul the generator up to the top, connect it up and secure it topsides. Sounds straightforward, right?
Installed at over 10 meters (30 feet) above the deck, the generator will be in the best place to catch any wind that's going, even somewhere as sheltered as Fareham.