Tuesday, 5 May 2015

We didn't get off unscathed after all [edited]..

Well it looks like we didn't come through the storms quite as well as we thought.  The wind generator is fully busted.

Without getting it down to check, it looks like the insides are a mess.  The main shaft has about 10mm of lateral movement so the bearings are totalled and I suspect the rotor and stator are both a chewed up mess.

Damaged Kiss Generator.  Main shaft has 10mm lateral movement and there is some damage to the casing.

I'll get it down when we've finally cleaned up and stowed everything.  Parts are available so unless the bearing housings are also shot, we might be able to get it working again for less than a boat unit ($1,000).


[edited on the 7th]
And we found some significant wear and a hole in yankee.  It was partially unfurled by the wind during the storm but it didn't look damaged until we unrolled it fully yesterday.  Double bugger!

So another trip into Mona Vale with a sail this time and another $300 and 7 days to patch it.  The sail maker was not impressed by the state of the sail and said it was badly sun damaged and suggested we'll need a new sail sometime soon..  Double bugger!

Hopefully, this is the last of the storm damage and we can head north sometime soon after we get the sail back on the 15th.

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was a WIND generator? Should have been its element. Maybe just a little bit too much partying?