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by CaptDave
Fri May 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 146
Views: 29153

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I will have all the touch ups below the water line done. Scraping bottom is the price I pay for being adventurous. (I think that perhaps is the reason for the oak shoe on the skeg)
I wanted to get the boat in the water anyway - It's been over 6 months on dry land.
by CaptDave
Fri May 25, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 146
Views: 29153

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Oh the decisions. It is Memorial Day weekend. Do I work some more on the boat or do we put in the water. I was kinda thinking of working on some of those things I just haven't finished up until.....The phone rings and Wayne asks, Are you putting the boat in Monday? Well there will be other days to w...
by CaptDave
Mon May 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: NEW GUY FROM VER BEACH FLORIDA
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: NEW GUY FROM VER BEACH FLORIDA

Welcome to the forum Hogwild.
Look forward to seeing your photos. Always good to have another ampeater in the ranks.
by CaptDave
Mon May 21, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?
Replies: 17
Views: 2518

Re: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?

Hogwild,

Congratulations on your AmpEater build. If you get a chance, post a couple of pics of your Ampeater and motor setup. There are quite a few who would be interested in seeing it.
by CaptDave
Mon May 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 323
Views: 60697

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Found Water Lodge Photos Waterlodge Too from 2017 under Miscellaneaous in the Gallery 119 photos showing construction details http://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/miscellaneous/nggallery/miscellaneous/Waterlodge-Too-Pollywog You got me reading through the "A secret History of American River People&qu...
by CaptDave
Thu May 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 323
Views: 60697

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Yes, The Waterlodge would be much easier and probably quicker to build. Has any one ever built one? I cant' find any pictures.
by CaptDave
Thu May 03, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 323
Views: 60697

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Chug,

It's looking good. Watching your progress has kept the Bo-jest near the top of the list of my next boat to build.
Getting your HIN# means the splash date is close at hand!
by CaptDave
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 780
Views: 125876

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: 43
Views: 3448

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

Mike,
The shirt design looks great!

Melissa and I Just booked a floating cabin (#6) and look forward to seeing everyone in September. We plan to arrive Thurs afternoon and will stay thru Monday a.m.
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: 1740

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: 146
Views: 29153

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: 146
Views: 29153

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: 3842

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: 2166

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: 2166

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

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