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by Ranny
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 140
Views: 20173

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Captain Dave, good selection on the batteries. I replaced my Interstates with new ones last year, after 9 years and hundreds of runs. My Duffy 21 is a 48 volt, so, I got to buy 8 new ones. Fortunately, COSTCO had a really good price on them. Hope to have my boat built before I ever have to buy batte...
by Ranny
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy From Cincinnati and Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Howdy From Cincinnati and Virginia

Welcome, I am from Lake Monticello, outside of Charlottesville. I hace a 2002 Duffy Electric boat with a 48 volt motor. At 21', I get a whopping 6 mph no matter the number of passengers for a 4,000 boat. There is some calculation used for displacement boats: http://www.boats.com/reviews/crunching-nu...
by Ranny
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle
Replies: 13
Views: 2483

Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

I think it depends on the roads and distances you expect to travel. About ten years ago I bought a Duffy Electric Catamaran in Chicago and drove it to Virginia via the PA Turnpike. Not a fun drive of 700 miles with one tire straddling the white lines, while being passed by semis.
by Ranny
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 2004 Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: 2004 Magazine

Trying again
by Ranny
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 2004 Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: 2004 Magazine

Added another pic
by Ranny
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 2004 Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 799

2004 Magazine

I took my Mother to a doctors office in NC today and the magazine rack included a copy of the 2004 NC Boating Lyifestyle magazine. Someone above must have told me it is time. Flipping through I found this.
by Ranny
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monticello Malahini
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Monticello Malahini

Gayle, thanks for including the finished boat drawing with the plans? We framed it and it up in my family room today.
by Ranny
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monticello Malahini
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Monticello Malahini

Not sure how to add multiple pics.
by Ranny
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monticello Malahini
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Monticello Malahini

24 Hours later, these docs are great. But, my wife made me remove the plans from the dining room table. I really need to find an old frame for the picture drawing.
by Ranny
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monticello Malahini
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Monticello Malahini

UPS just delivered the book and plans. Long night ahead.
Thanks Glen-L :)
by Ranny
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Twin motors - Why?
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Twin motors - Why?

I agree with Bill about twin engines not being worth it. I had a Pursuit with twin 225s (25 GPH each). When I blew a piston, I got to return 15 miles home in South Florida sunshine and humidity at 4-5 MPH.
by Ranny
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 277
Views: 39984

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Great point about having zero soft spots. I know when I used to sail on big boats, the first question when I came on board was "Where can I step?" Because I fish a lot off my dock, all my rod holders and cleats are the flush mount kind. Four years and zero broken toes :D
by Ranny
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1415
Views: 177798

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

A little late telling everyone. But, COSTCO has really good deals on batteries. After ten years, I had to replace my electric boat batteries. At $147 per battery for 8 batteries, the COSTCO price of $84 saved me a lot, which I can then use for Malahini bling.
by Ranny
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1415
Views: 177798

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

In addition to taxes, our lake has an annual license fee tied to length and horse power, up to $350 per year. My 21' Duffy Electric boat is only $30.
by Ranny
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Getting Started - How to Start
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Getting Started - How to Start

Agreed, that is why I am going with the Malahini.

UPS ALERT: Just got notified my plan will be delivered tomorrow.

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