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by CaptDave
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 178
Views: 85478

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I couldn't let labor day go by without getting the boat in the water.We launched about 9:30 a.m. and went for on a 4-1/2 hour bird watching expedition. We covered about 20 miles. Some places we were going really slow to get closer to the birds and some of the inlets we followed were really shallow s...
by CaptDave
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Chincoteague Island, Virginia!
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: Hello from Chincoteague Island, Virginia!

I think the wee hunk was designed for a center console but the bulkhead the seat sits on may have to go all the way across. If so you would not be able to walk around the seat but have to step over it. It is hard to tell without seeing the plans.
by CaptDave
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 178
Views: 85478

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

My 1000/6000 whetstone arrived this week and I look forward to putting a razor edge on my plane and begin to prepare the sheers and carlings for deck installation. The next few weekends until the gathering I have some big choices to make: Work on the boat or take it out on the lake....
by CaptDave
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Header pic
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Header pic

Congratulations! What an honor. What a thrill to be highlighted. Great launch story and a beautiful build.
Thanks for sharing.
by CaptDave
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1147
Views: 274863

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Matt,
It is good to see that you are getting back to work on your boat. It doesn't appear that a car will be inhabiting the garage this winter. But if the weather is mild you will be able to work on the boat until at least thanksgiving.
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1515
Views: 321692

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

As it so happens, My sister in law Melanie and and her husband Barry do boat upholstery, are from lookout mountain, boat at Nickajack and will be present at the gathering with us next month. I would be glad to make introductions and show off my new cushions and cover.
MelsMarineUpholstery.com
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 178
Views: 85478

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I haven't gotten a fishing license this year but will definitely do some fishing next year. Here is a Picture of Capt.Dave and ens.Wayne taking a cruise. Aquatron Bledsoe 4.jpg Aquatron pulling away from the dock with a full complement. Aquatron Bledsoe 3.jpg You can see the sonar transducer at the ...
by CaptDave
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 178
Views: 85478

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Yes, All off a single charge. My 4 - 232 amp hour 6 volt batteries have a total of 5568 watt hours of power. The hull is extremely efficient at 5 mph and below. I am very pleased about the battery life.
by CaptDave
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 178
Views: 85478

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Thanks Seaside! I haven't accomplished much of anything except for giving boat rides to all who went on our great american eclipse camping trip this past weekend at Old Hickory Lake about 30 miles east of Nashville TN. The temperature was in the 90's but we still managed about 2-1/2 to 3 hours of bo...
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 35
Views: 8351

Re: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Hi Ray, Thanks for doing this for us. I have a picture of our almost complete boat. It will be more complete by mid Sept. Names: Name: David Fannon Wife: Melissa Fannon Forum Alias: Capt Dave Design: Amp Eater Boat Name: Aquatron Hope you can use this picture - crop as necessary Melissa and I in the...
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 178
Views: 85478

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Matt and rleete, Thanks for the input. I tried the bench grinder method but was not happy with the results. The bench grinder works wonders on a mower blade but I couldn't get a sharp enough edge on the plane to do well on oak. I may drop by Harbor Freight on the way home. Although I seldom walk out...
by CaptDave
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 178
Views: 85478

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Matt, You discussed in another post I read about keeping your plane sharp. I am not getting a razor sharp edge as I would like. How do you sharpen your plane? When I get back next week I have some planing to do and I want to be able to take off nice thin strips instead of chunking off short pieces a...
by CaptDave
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G-11 Friday Lunch Run to Chattanooga
Replies: 21
Views: 5941

Re: G-11 Friday Lunch Run to Chattanooga

Melissa and I would love to have a ride to Chattanooga. We enjoy the Big River Grill. Spending time with our fellow boat builders makes it great!
by CaptDave
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Chincoteague Island, Virginia!
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: Hello from Chincoteague Island, Virginia!

Hello Seaside, We visited Chincoteague a few years back. We had a good visit (except for the bent prop I got from getting in too shallow of water.) Have you considered a console skiff? It is a 16 ft stitch and glue. Here is a picture of a nice build. Console Skiff.jpg No, I haven't built one of thes...
by CaptDave
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 57
Views: 18781

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

I look forward to following your progress. I have thought about building a cabin skiff. It is certainly a design that can go for the long haul. Just take a look at the miles Ray Macke has put on his.(over 25,000 miles) Plus it looks good and will go 30 MPH on 40 hp. I like the stitch and glue method...