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by rleete
Mon May 13, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 106
Views: 38644

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Most of the bow eyes have a threaded rod and nut/washer to fasten. That threaded rod can be replaced with one that is longer; the big box hardware stores all carry threaded rod in various sizes, usually in 3 foot lengths.
by rleete
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Victor New York
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Hi from Victor New York

Pictures, please.
by rleete
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Anybody ever set up solar power on their boat? Any ideas what would be needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 4946

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

The link you posted has WAY overpriced stuff. Search on the web some more, you'll find the same stuff for about 1/4 the cost.

Heck, even the Harbor Freight kit is better and cheaper than that.
by rleete
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 106
Views: 38644

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: 14528

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: 37160

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: 177
Views: 80631

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: 177
Views: 80631

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: 177
Views: 80631

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: 9914

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: 1483

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: 8902

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: 9914

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: 177
Views: 80631

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: 2052

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.