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by CaptDave
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hydrostatic paddle wheel boat
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Hydrostatic paddle wheel boat

I agree with footer. This project cries out for an electric drive. Quiet as can be except for the splash splash splash of the paddle wheel. I look forward to seeing some pictures of this project.
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Gathering update
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: Gathering update

A big thanks go out to Matt and Heather B. (Hercdrvr) for the wanderful Taco Buffet they prepared for all. It was awesome. We had a lot of fun Saturday night with good food, good drink but most importantly good friends. Thanks to Kieth for the karioke and kudos to all those who were brave enough to ...
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Gathering update
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: Gathering update

Gayle, The black minuet was built by Joel and Kathy from Corpus Christi Texas. The blue Minuet was built by a couple out of Gatlinburg Tennessee, Ron and Claire I think. This was only the third time they had put it in the water but I could tell they were veteran sailors.Too bad there was not much wi...
by CaptDave
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: NAME TAG CUTOFF - PLEASE PROOF
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: NAME TAG CUTOFF - PLEASE PROOF

Ray, We moved this summer and I cannot find our old name tags. If you could make new ones for us that would be great.
Thank you.

David Fannon
(CaptDave)
Amp Eater "Aquatron"


Melissa Fannon
(wife of CaptDave)
Amp Eater "Aquatron"

Hope you can use this pic
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Aquatron at Hales Bar Power Plant
by CaptDave
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Lunch Run to Chattanooga 9/13/19
Replies: 37
Views: 3969

Re: G-13 Lunch Run to Chattanooga 9/13/19

Thanks Matt, we are looking forward to a ride in your beautiful boat!
by CaptDave
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Lunch Run to Chattanooga 9/13/19
Replies: 37
Views: 3969

Re: G-13 Lunch Run to Chattanooga 9/13/19

Melissa and I are looking forward to dining at Scotties. Let me know if anyone has a couple of spots in their boat for us.
See y'all next Thursday evening with the Aquatron in tow!
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Amp-Eater Aquatron Crew keeping a sharp lookout
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 181
Views: 94795

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Labor Day at Hoover Reservoir - Columbus Ohio We enjoyed a day of family boating aboard the Aquatron. The three oldest grandsons each got a turn at the helm. Their favorite course was to make a 270 degree turn and cross our own wake. I have a feeling they would appreciate the "Wild Thing" design. 20...
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1156
Views: 289778

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt, Very roomy. Cushions turned out great. It is nice to reap the rewards of your labor.
by CaptDave
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G13 Tee Shirts
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: G13 Tee Shirts

We ordered ours also. Great Design Michael!
by CaptDave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 110
Views: 15335

Re: Who's Going and Where

Melissa and I plan to be there and bring our AmpEater. I have not reserved a cabin as we may be staying with relatives close by. Would like to hitch a ride with someone on Friday's river run.
by CaptDave
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 340
Views: 114506

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Looks like you are getting real close to a splash date. Anticipation....Is keepin' me wa-a-a-a-a-aitin'
by CaptDave
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 181
Views: 94795

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Finally unpacked the Aquatron from winter storage. the batteries are topping off nicely. I hope to put in for the first time this year Saturday at the 1376 acre Dillon Lake reservoir. Solar panels may have to wait till this fall.
by CaptDave
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Boat Bow Wine Bar Anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

Re: Boat Bow Wine Bar Anyone

Very Nice!
I like it.
by CaptDave
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Anybody ever set up solar power on their boat? Any ideas what would be needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 6171

Re: Anybody ever set up solar power on their boat? Any ideas what would be needed?

Thinking about solar? What is your daily load in kilo-watt-hours? Lets say you have 2- 100 watt solar panels. On a clear summers day let us assume you will have 8 hours of good sunlight and you are optimistically able to produce an average of 80 percent of peak power over that period. 200 watts x 80...
by CaptDave
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: first time builder from Ohio
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Re: first time builder from Ohio

Welcome fire01 from Ohio,

The Playpen is a nice little deck boat I have thought about building before. Good luck and I will look forward to seeing you progress.