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by dad21dog
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Topic: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Replies: 56
Views: 18559

Re: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014

thank you lowka.......I may even have to give up on my dream of building my francis drake.....hoping I can still do the hull, but physically I've gone a bit downhill this winter.....it's been nasty for the past three months or so........
by dad21dog
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Topic: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Replies: 56
Views: 18559

Re: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014

Well, after much deliberation and a bit of disappointment on my end....I have to say that we will not be attending the july gathering at lake powell.. We will try to see about making the september gathering in tennessee.
by dad21dog
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Long lasting Batteries for your money
Replies: 4
Views: 4629

Re: Long lasting Batteries for your money

Will do, could be a few years yet but the whole idea sounds exciting to me too as i like any idea that is somewhat environmentally friendly. The harbours will have one less boat to pollute their waters and one more silent boat in and out of the port. Diesels are so noisy etc when you need to give co...
by dad21dog
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Long lasting Batteries for your money
Replies: 4
Views: 4629

Re: Long lasting Batteries for your money

lithium ion batteries may be more expensive but last alot longer and from what I hear, of lighter weight. I myself will be going hybrid in my Drake with a small diesel for long cruising and an add on electric motor for getting in and out of ports.....using solar panels to recharge as well as powerin...
by dad21dog
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Francis Drake
Replies: 15
Views: 6454

Re: Francis Drake

plans and patterns arrived two weeks ago while I was on my cruise, now to get down to work and plan out where I'm going to build it and where I plan to cruise once it is complete. Can't wait to start taking pics of the various build stages come spring. Can't do it this winter as the wind up here get...
by dad21dog
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries
Replies: 64
Views: 84614

Re: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries

I'm getting excited for my Drake plans.....winter reading material.....and I'll be able to start getting quotes for equipment besides the electric propulsion/hybrid unit, spars, and keel appendage
by dad21dog
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Topic: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Replies: 56
Views: 18559

Re: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014

we should be able to make our reservations after we get back from the cruise.......
by dad21dog
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Francis Drake
Replies: 15
Views: 6454

Re: Francis Drake

By the time you get that thing finished maybe there will be lots of high tech alternatives but how about getting the thing started before venturing into the world of perpetual motion. There are also wind generators you can place on your boat and there are generators that work on the up and down mot...
by dad21dog
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Francis Drake
Replies: 15
Views: 6454

Re: Francis Drake

I see your point Mike....but there is also solar panels on the cabin top to recharge the batteries, as well as motor sailing which in turn will recharge the batteries and I do not plan on AGM batteries but with lithium ion batteries.....if you put the engine in neutral and leave the power on, the tu...
by dad21dog
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Topic: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Replies: 56
Views: 18559

Re: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014

Nah, would just go up to see where the guys filmed Peponi (african version of coldplay's Paradise)
by dad21dog
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Topic: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Replies: 56
Views: 18559

Re: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014

my whole reason for the gathering is to see all you guys and spend time in that part south of the cda/us border.....and see the sights.
by dad21dog
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Electric motors
Replies: 6
Views: 7472

Re: Electric motors

I am working on becoming the authorized dealer for electro prop here in newfoundland. I am looking forward to having one installed in the boat too.....and running everything off the battery bank that will also power the engine......
by dad21dog
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Topic: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Replies: 56
Views: 18559

Re: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014

Roberta, I know that while I'm out there, I want to see bryce canyon because that's where the piano guys film most of their videos....
by dad21dog
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Topic: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Replies: 56
Views: 18559

Re: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014

Hey, it sounds like things are back on for me and my fiancee/wife by then to go to lake powell gathering. We would stay in the hotel, and will try to ask for a lake view room, as it's the most promising for views.
by dad21dog
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Francis Drake
Replies: 15
Views: 6454

Re: Francis Drake

Mike...... I just came across a youtube vid of an electric engine on a catalina 30, and found the website of a company in so cal that makes and sells electric engines for yachts aka sailboats......so am going to invest in electric power instead of diesel or gas for my Drake.....going green you could...