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by rleete
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 86
Views: 13826

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

You're still talking about boats, right?
by rleete
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story
Replies: 29
Views: 9368

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Pittsford Lumber is expensive. Try Mathews & Fields in Henrietta.

They have crappy hours, but prices are usually much better.
by rleete
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 122
Views: 29838

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Let me be the first to make the comment I'm sure you will hear many times in the future:

Wow, nice boat!
by rleete
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 176
Views: 56890

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Speed control and fwd/rev is going to be taken off the trolling motor. One variable pot for both, with a center off position. I just want to have 2 batteries for redundancy and range, so I want to switch between them. I also intend to have a separate, smaller battery for running lights, horn and int...
by rleete
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 176
Views: 56890

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Thank you, Dave.

A bit different than what I am setting up, because I want two separate batteries (12V system) for redundancy. But the meter and switch are both applicable.

Again, thanks.
by rleete
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 176
Views: 56890

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Dave, I have a request. Can you post the pic of the electrical controls, and label what each switch/button does? Also, did you buy those parts at the same place you got the motor and electronics? I'm particularly interested on how you switch between different battery banks, and the placement of the ...
by rleete
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?
Replies: 22
Views: 6325

Re: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?

Got a great deal on a Minn Kota Endura Max 55. Cragslist, of course. It's in almost new condition, and half the price of a new one.

Now to find the batteries...
by rleete
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Wire twisting pliers?
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Wire twisting pliers?

Has anyone who has build a stitch and glue used these? Pros and cons? Figure it might save me some aggravation to partially automate the process, provided they do the job. They are only about $12 online, and I always look for an excuse to buy another tool. But I don't need anymore "looks good in the...
by rleete
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 5769

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

looking good. I like this boat, so I'm following along.
by rleete
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?
Replies: 22
Views: 6325

Re: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?

Very nice. Almost exactly what I had envisioned, and what I still hope to make.
by rleete
Thu May 31, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 176
Views: 56890

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

CaptDave wrote:(the fat guy with the wide brimmed hat is Capt Dave)
Looks like you need to build another boat. I hear sanding is great exercise...
by rleete
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Kid's Toy 4 Wheeler Conversion to Kid's Toy Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Kid's Toy 4 Wheeler Conversion to Kid's Toy Boat

Those motors will survive being wet just fine. Not sure about the batteries, but they're sealed, so probably fine.

Biggest problem will be rust, and they are fairly well protected from that, as they are outdoor toys. Just keep the bushings lubricated and they will hold up well.
by rleete
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 228
Views: 64095

Re: Tahoe 23

A 2x4 railing on one side might be a good idea. I don't know about you, but I seem to get more clumsy as the years go by.
by rleete
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 66103

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

PB Blaster is pretty good, but if you want a miracle, you need to make your own. A 50/50 mix of acetone (available at auto parts stores) and automatic transmission fluid (ATF) works wonders. As a car guy in the rust belt, this stuff has saved my sanity more times than I can count. Harbor Freight use...
by rleete
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mal's Malahini down under
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Proprietary name for a brand of pressure treated.

And the word is "tanalised", from "TANALITH E", which is the brand name of the chemical compound used. Similar to copper based pressure treated here in the States.