Staying In Charge—Part IV, Hydro Power

Chapter 4 of 5 in the Online Book Alternative Energy For Voyaging Sailboats

Could this be the future? A Watt and Sea transom mounted hydro-generator unit being installed.

So far we’ve looked at how to deliver supplementary power when at rest, a difficult enough challenge with today’s complicated boats, but one which pales into insignificance when underway 24 hours a day, when many other ‘hungry’ devices are factored in – the autopilot, navigation lights, instruments, etc.

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