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by aero_dan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Electric Powered Pee Wee
Replies: 1
Views: 2824

Re: Electric Powered Pee Wee

I stumbled accross this post. Did you ever build the Pee Wee? Did you ever get the information you asked about? To answer your original question, I would suggest the ED plans sold on the site. Then pack as big a motor as you think it needs and will still float and be safe for the intended. Be safe a...
by aero_dan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Electric drive "ED"
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: Electric drive "ED"

I have 2 comments, 1, motor speeds, and lower unit gearing. The type of motor used can greatly effect the end speed of the drive. I know of motors than run at just a few hundred RPM, and others that run at over 13,000 RPM. There are shunt-wound motors, BLDC motors, AC "phased" motors, etc. Contactin...
by aero_dan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 76
Views: 6557

Re: 25' Skiff Build

This is a fantastic build! Please consider asking Gayle to include in the builders blog area. I think the increased coverage would be greatly appreciated. :D
by aero_dan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Insulating a steel structure (boat)
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Insulating a steel structure (boat)

Thanks so much for the advise. I looked at that link as well as some for blanket type sheets. I am leaning towards the blankets, but see places I can use the paint-on as well around frames excetera.
by aero_dan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Insulating a steel structure (boat)
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Insulating a steel structure (boat)

Went looking and did not see any threads on insulating a steel boat. All my experience on this subject up to now, has been on tank exteriors, and home construction. So, I would like to lay out the problem, and see if there is a standard construction practice. On this Goliath build, I have installed ...
by aero_dan
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Scuppers Sizes and numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 3136

Re: Scuppers Sizes and numbers

Just a quick update here. Full update on my blog this weekend... As for the "engine", it is planned to be this little Yanmar L70 air-cooled, placed probably under the 1st mates seat. :lol: It will be driving a pair of 48 volt, 100 Amp alternators to feed the battery bank. Second primary drive motor ...
by aero_dan
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Wildcat E X T
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: Wildcat E X T

Verniam, Here is something to consider when placing tanks. Some of it is elementary, but it works to have a full picture... The contents of the tank(s) are liquid. That liquid shifts while the boat is in motion. Baffles are a must. Also with respect to your question, that same liquid is approx. 7.5 ...
by aero_dan
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Quad electrical motor/prop system for a 150' frigate
Replies: 2
Views: 2491

Re: Quad electrical motor/prop system for a 150' frigate

WOW DUDE!, that is a project! As for the vibrations, "Motors" are electric, and are inhearantly very smooth running, no-matter the size, if the power going into them is correct. If you are having vibrations, I would be looking into where it is comming from. I know it is a pain, but try pulling the m...
by aero_dan
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Paddle Boat with trolling moter. Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 8419

Re: Paddle Boat with trolling moter. Help!

Greetings PaddleB, looks like you did not get a reply. I just found your post and here is my two bits worth: These are double pole, double throw rocker switches. I just went to eBay and entered just that. I found an assortment of some 92 options. There are some the exact size, and in colours, illumi...
by aero_dan
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Elec powered Bullet
Replies: 1
Views: 3828

Re: Elec powered Bullet

Hey there builder, What was the outcome of this idea? I am always interested in electric conversions, and your experience will coax others to try it too. Please update the blog-a-sphere. And a couple pics or more and in action would be fantastic, ... even id it did not work. Cheers mate!
by aero_dan
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 177
Views: 72349

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Capt. Dave, Dan H. here, I was distantly following your posts today. One of the next boats I plan to build will be an Amp Eater. I can say without reservation, YES, make the formed bunks! I did that for my last Power Yak, and it was the best. I have another PY in the shop about half done, and I plan...
by aero_dan
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Priming steel hulls.....WARNING!
Replies: 9
Views: 3784

Re: Priming steel hulls.....WARNING!

Hey guys, Dan Hennis here. I am sorry for not keeping up on the forums. I have been a bit busy with the boat and the blog. I am thankful there are a lot of other guys out in the "ether-world" that know about all the things that can go wrong in a build. I have to say, that my experience from body sch...
by aero_dan
Sun May 08, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: varnish problems
Replies: 12
Views: 5632

Re: varnish problems

Hi Chug, If this were a car in my shop, I would say that the undercoats got softened by the top coat. When that happens, the solvents from the new coat go both down into the old layers as well as up into the air. Some of the coatings out there like Miss Roberta eluded to like thinned coats. I would ...
by aero_dan
Sun May 08, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: 120 Volt Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: 120 Volt Connections

I think that is a diligent observation and has merit. However as you quoted in the opening line, " controversial" is the operative word here. And after reviewing my last input, I probably mis-spoke and did not include crimping prior to soldiering. I guess if the person doing the work, is building a ...
by aero_dan
Fri May 06, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: 120 Volt Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: 120 Volt Connections

Hi guys, though not a lot of experience in "boat wiring", I can tell you from 4X4 wiring, Semi wiring, commercial wiring, firetruck wiring, etc, after a soldier jount is made (no crimps cause they all tooo often fail in a short time), then comes the liquid tape. THEN, ... if you think you need to ca...