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by CaptDave
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 763
Views: 120095

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt, Nice job.
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Yeah! Hard not to make motor noises as you picture yourself behind the helm.
Lots of excitement as it is coming together
Looking forward to seeing you on the trip to Chattanooga on Friday!
by CaptDave
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location
Replies: 41
Views: 2763

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

Mike,
The shirt design looks great!

Melissa and I Just booked a floating cabin and look forward to seeing everyone in September.
It is in the mid 70's today and is making me anxious to get the amp eater out and ready to go.
by CaptDave
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Thinking ahead a few years...
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Thinking ahead a few years...

I have been thinking ahead along similar lines for my next boat. I have been thinking about a Bo-jest (stretched 10%) or possibly a Hercules. Both have semi-displacement hulls that require fairly low power requirements for cruising speed. I do expect that rebuilt battery packs from electric vehicles...
by CaptDave
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 142
Views: 28025

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

We took the Aquatron out for one last cruise before cold weather sets in. It was a beautiful day in the mid 70's here in Columbus, Ohio. We had a family picnic and multiple boat rides. We put about 10 more miles on the Amp Eater. The leaves are just beginning to change on the trees and made for a sc...
by CaptDave
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 142
Views: 28025

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

We made it to the G-11 with deck and hardware installed. Hales Bar 2017.jpg While we were there my sister in law Melanie of Mel's Marine Upholstery finished my custom boat cover. Aquatron Cover.JPG We cruised around for over 30 miles this past weekend on about 4 kw of electricity. We averaged about ...
by CaptDave
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G11 Pictures and videos
Replies: 25
Views: 3387

Re: G11 Pictures and videos

Here are are some pictures taken by my sister in law Melanie and her husband Barry of the damn rendezvous. Aquatron Parasol.JPG We met at the damn, circled about for a few minutes, snapped pictures of each other and left. Whats the Plan.JPG The large pier we were gathered near said "Arrival Poi...
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G-11 Food
Replies: 20
Views: 2067

Re: G-11 Food

Bill,
Friday night it is.
Also I will make pancakes on Saturday morning.

David
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G-11 Food
Replies: 20
Views: 2067

Re: G-11 Food

We will be making Shredded Chicken Sandwiches. Could have Friday evening or anytime Saturday whenever needed.
We will be coming in Thursday afternoon in time for the Spaghetti dinner.

see you then

David and Melissa Fannon
by CaptDave
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 142
Views: 28025

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Carl, Yes, it is encouraging when the progress is highly visible. I wish my progress could be a some what quicker. It has been almost 2 years since I ordered the plans. I thought I would have it built in 6 or 7 months. Matt -- don't fret about not seeing it completed at this years gathering. Even th...
by CaptDave
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 142
Views: 28025

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I began cutting the 3/8" marine plywood for the deck. It will be cut in 4 pieces and the plans show how to get them all out of one piece so here goes. 20170906_192519.jpg 20170906_192437.jpg [attachment=]20170906_193215.jpg[/attachment] We got a good start on the deck this evening. I hope to fi...
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS

Ray,

They look great! Thanks

David and Melissa fannon
by CaptDave
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 142
Views: 28025

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

This will probably be the last time out before the gathering. We got the boat back home with plenty of daylight to spare so I got to work. I have a lot to do before the gathering in 2 weeks. I put my newly sharpened plane to work and faired the carlings and sheer to be ready to install the deck. Aft...
by CaptDave
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 142
Views: 28025

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I couldn't let labor day go by without getting the boat in the water.We launched about 9:30 a.m. and went for on a 4-1/2 hour bird watching expedition. We covered about 20 miles. Some places we were going really slow to get closer to the birds and some of the inlets we followed were really shallow s...
by CaptDave
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Chincoteague Island, Virginia!
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Hello from Chincoteague Island, Virginia!

I think the wee hunk was designed for a center console but the bulkhead the seat sits on may have to go all the way across. If so you would not be able to walk around the seat but have to step over it. It is hard to tell without seeing the plans.
by CaptDave
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 142
Views: 28025

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

My 1000/6000 whetstone arrived this week and I look forward to putting a razor edge on my plane and begin to prepare the sheers and carlings for deck installation. The next few weekends until the gathering I have some big choices to make: Work on the boat or take it out on the lake....

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