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by EnsWayne
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

What's the gray strip just above and to the right of your "Aquatron" lettering on the transom?
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by EnsWayne
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

That's a great video from the gathering. Millfoil is a kind of seaweed, right? How did you clear the prop? Did reversing it work, or did you have to hang down over the back of the boat to reach the prop? Also, that's a really cool floating party deck. Looks like a lot of fun. Did all the Glen-L folk...
by EnsWayne
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

The switches we used were all Schneider Electric "Class 9001 Type K Heavy Duty Operators". They are very heavy duty, and are NEMA 4 rated, which means they are waterproof even when sprayed with a hose. They are intended for industrial control equipment, and are probably overkill for this b...
by EnsWayne
Fri May 25, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I'd be happy to help you work on the boat instead. Does the skeg still need touching up?
by EnsWayne
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

So you have your registration now? Congratulations! Are you still planning your first launch Saturday morning? Piezos are very efficient for the dB you get for very low power consumption. But the shiny chrome trumpet-style horns look so cool! What is the length of the horn you have? I'm guessing 16&...
by EnsWayne
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

The tan carpet on the sole boards looks pretty good!
by EnsWayne
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Did you run your battery cables underneath before pouring the foam, or do you plan to pull them through the center section? I can't tell if that's what I see coiled up in the upper left corner of your last picture.
by EnsWayne
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Okay, so maybe my question sounded a little naive. I really do understand the foam only helps when things go very wrong, with lots of water in the boat :-D But that 60 lbs/cu.ft is a nice round number to work with. We'll have to make sure those floorboards are well-secured to keep the foam in the ce...
by EnsWayne
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 168
Views: 50877

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I admit I did chuckle a little bit watching the video. Does the flotation foam provide a density spec or some kind of guidance on how to calculate how much buoyancy the foam gives your boat? Disclaimer: Not a boat builder. I am the electrical engineer son mentioned several posts ago. I created an ac...

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