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by CaptDave
Thu May 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 186
Views: 115308

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Awesome. Yes that is what I want to do...only half the solar panels though. I want to keep the top weight to a minimum.
I am going to read that article today.
Thanks Chug for the heads up!
by CaptDave
Thu May 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 186
Views: 115308

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Yea! Warm weather is finally here... and shelter in place restrictions are being lifted. The docks at the city reservoirs are supposed to be in this week. The batteries on the Aquatron are charged and I am ready to get out on the water. boat ramps at hoover reservoir.png I will keep the boat in the ...
by CaptDave
Thu May 21, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 379
Views: 159873

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Beautiful scenery. Makes me anxious to get out on the water. Maybe this weekend.
by CaptDave
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 379
Views: 159873

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

on the super huck you would have room for a little stove like this with room on top for a stew pot or coffee pot. This was called the Mini Cub wood stove "designed to heat boats, cabins and RV's up to 40Measures only 11 x 12 x 10.5!Produces 6000 to 14000 BTU's!" I saw it advertised for $190.00. Cub ...
by CaptDave
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff Fun
Replies: 12
Views: 4834

Re: Console Skiff Fun

That is one big fish... good job
by CaptDave
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3242
Views: 712373

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That is very cool and a space saver. I need to put everything on wheels also. I have just been carrying everything out as I need it.
by CaptDave
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 9454

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

Possible floor plan for the Play'n Jane. Play'n Jane Floor Plan.jpg V-berth up front Bench on the port side will pull up to be a dinette and the end will fold up to make a Nav station seat or all will lay flat for a 6 ft 2 ft wide bed. A composting toilet in the head in a 28" x 40" space. (a little ...
by CaptDave
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 9454

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

Doesn't hurt to plan ahead. I hope that I would be able to start building the frames in the garage a year from this coming winter. As this boat will be a multi year project I will have to get started sometime.
by CaptDave
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 379
Views: 159873

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Yes, sea trials are important. They help you find below water fittings that you forgot to caulk. 😁
by CaptDave
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 9454

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

Matt, to replace the front toilet room in the Hercules with a V-berth it looks like you would have to move the helm station back about 10-12 inches to give room. This would take away from the galley area also and you would lose your large rope locker. Most of us are not going to be carrying 500 ft o...
by CaptDave
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 9454

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

Mike 283, I have often thought about the Waterlodge especially after reading through "A Secret history of American River People". But I find that I want something more "boat" than "Shanty" if you know what I mean. Gayle, I am surprised that I haven't seen more evidence of the Play'N Jane being built...
by CaptDave
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 9454

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

Chug, no it's not a Titan. And I do like the looks of the coaster. My sketch shows an extended cabin where the plan I copied from only has an open wheel house. It doesn't appear too many people have built this model but plenty have built it's bigger brother. And it only needs to 10 hp to cruise 6.5 ...
by CaptDave
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 9454

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

Matt, Not offended at all. I would bring a little insurance in the form of a small quiet generator as you suggest along on any trip taking more than 1 charge of the batteries. you never know how much sun or what electric you will find to plug into along the way. As far as size goes I am thinking abo...
by CaptDave
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 9454

Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

I know I still have work to finish on the Amp Eater, (primarily the solar panels) but I can't stop myself from thinking about the boat I might build next... I want to build something that my wife and I can live on for a few days at a time while cruising on a river. Not too big but large enough to ha...
by CaptDave
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 379
Views: 159873

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

hooray! Glad you got Chug-a-lug in the water this year. I love the rear enclosure.
Congratulations!

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