Watt & Sea: Power Pod Hydrogenerators

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Hydrogenerators are an increasingly common addition to bluewater cruising boats, but for all their benefits many sailors don’t like to mount them on the transom, where they may interfere with self-steering gear or drop-down transom platforms. Instead, Watt & Sea’s new POD 600 is mounted unobtrusively below the waterline and turned on and off with a simple switch. The standard 8in propeller, set on a short drive leg, is claimed to deliver 10 amps at 5.6 knots of boatspeed, and for faster boats there is a choice of three other propellers of varying pitch. $4,469. Watt & Sea, wattandsea.com

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