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by Hogwild
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 177
Views: 81000

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

The hatch covers are held down with stainlesss steel draw latches. Got them on amazon. THE PVC was painted with spray can that was made for plastic. Deck has 4 coats of epoxy and 6 coats of exterior urethane sanded between coats.
by Hogwild
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 177
Views: 81000

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

The surrey top is made of sunbrella fabric' The framework is made of 3/4 inch pvc. The posts have dowels inside for strength. The posts set in stainless steel stanchion bases that extend below deck. The posts are not glued to the top. They merely fit snug. Everything is held togather by the straps t...
by Hogwild
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from Camden, AR
Replies: 13
Views: 2114

Re: New guy from Camden, AR

I too have just started malahini. I have bought all my plywood for my other two boats from boatbuilder central. I was well pleased with it. They are honorable people. They are located a mile from my house. As for wood I like sapele. It is cost effective,works well, and is pretty. Whoo pig.
by Hogwild
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?
Replies: 22
Views: 10005

Re: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?

Yes Dave that is my ampeater. The aquatron looks lovely. I had a welder make the motor post,. I just gave the boat to my daughter in Tallahassee this past weekend. The boat goes good. It might ride a little high at the back end unless a beefy person is at the wheel. I have no idea how fast it goes, ...
by Hogwild
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 177
Views: 81000

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I just read your story on building amp eater and loved it, I agree it was a happy day when I wrestled the carlings in place.
by Hogwild
Wed May 23, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?
Replies: 22
Views: 10005

Re: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?

I sent pictures in and am sure they will be posted soon. I had previously built a kids boat called Memory. Plans by Gary Christanson, It IS 8 FT long and powered by an inboard trolling motor' .
by Hogwild
Sat May 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?
Replies: 22
Views: 10005

Re: Trolling motor powered Amp Eater?

I put 80 pound thrust minn Kota trolling motor in my amp eater. I put it in an aluminum motor post. I put in a sea star steering system and put the steering wheel in the middle of the cockpit. I took it out and it goes nice . With one person it makes a small wake. I put 2 banks of 2 batteries in. On...
by Hogwild
Thu May 17, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: NEW GUY FROM VER BEACH FLORIDA
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: NEW GUY FROM VER BEACH FLORIDA

Thanks for the advice. I will decide what to do when I get to that point. I am looking forward to posting pictures of the amp eater.
by Hogwild
Wed May 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: NEW GUY FROM VER BEACH FLORIDA
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: NEW GUY FROM VER BEACH FLORIDA

Thank you for the reply. How do you affix the veneer. I will post pictures when I figure out how. Soon I hope.
by Hogwild
Tue May 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: NEW GUY FROM VER BEACH FLORIDA
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

NEW GUY FROM VER BEACH FLORIDA

I just launched ampeater last friday, I used a 80 pound thrust trolling motor set in a motor post just aft of the keel, Instead of a tiller I put a steering wheel in the cockpit. It worked just fine. I bought Malahini plans, I would like to double plank it,, First 1/4 inch plywood and then 1/4 inch ...