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by CaptDave
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I just purchased a trailer for the boat. I am a little concerned about how the boat with it's curved hull will fit on the trailer with flat bunks. Only a few inches will actually contact the bunks. I will space the bunks so that they support the boat where the battens are laminated to the hull. I ju...
by CaptDave
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Bill,

That is a great idea. I will put some pie pans in the freezer tonight.
Thanks!

David F.
by CaptDave
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Chris, Probably in the neighborhood of 20 actual working hours on the boat itself. Another 20 hours trying to make enough space in a completely full barn to build it. Probably about 80 hours in studying plans and thinking about it. Another 10 hours showing people pictures on my phone and talking abo...
by CaptDave
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

The amp Eater is looking good! the hull is all stitched.
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by CaptDave
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

It is starting to look like a boat.
Here I am with my lovely assistant Melissa with the bottom all stitched together.
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Putting in the last stitch of the bottom fwd
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Admiring our work
by CaptDave
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Gayle, Thanks for spending time with me on the phone Tuesday. I look forward to meeting you at the Gathering in Sept. Also thanks to your Dad for answering our questions. I have begun stitching the hull together. I think it would go faster if I had 4 more arms. Allyn Perry made it look so simple in ...
by CaptDave
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I ordered the motor and drive kit from EVDrives.com. The kit includes the Motenergy ME0909 Motor, Alltrax SR48300 Controller and Contactor. I also oredered reversing contactors, key switch 4awg cable and lugs. I also ordered a 11 Diameter 12 Pitch 1” Shaft Michigan DJ355 3 Blade Bronze prop. Most of...
by CaptDave
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

So you have probably wondered what has become of the Amp Eater project. I am happy to report that it is alive and well and moving along at full steam after suffering a number of delays. Every available evening and weekend will be devoted to this task so that we may be ready before the gathering in S...
by CaptDave
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 58
Views: 11418

Re: Who's Going and Where

David and Melissa Fannon will be staying in Floating Cabin #8 and we will be bringing our little "Amp Eater" that is currently under construction but scheduled to be completed mid summer.
by CaptDave
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I will likely be using something like the ME0909 MotEnergy Permanent Magnet motor running 24 volts following the plans. What I do with solar power will likely be dependent upon budget considerations when I get to that point. Unless the flexible panels come down considerably in price between now and ...
by CaptDave
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10
Replies: 330
Views: 59712

Re: G-10

My wife and I plan to be there next year for the G-10. We will be bringing the Amp Eater that is in the works. Probably won't make the Chattanooga run--- it would take all day at 5-6 knots. We will have to hitch a ride with someone. Keep an eye on my posts in the electric powered section to follow m...
by CaptDave
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

The Stitch and Glue Kit for the Amp Eater is scheduled to arrive tomorrow via UPS. This weekend I hope to make a trip to the amazing Wood Werks Supply store that is only about 12 miles from my house. (thisiswoodworking.com) I will purchase the necessary sheets of Hydrotek Meranti plywood and some of...
by CaptDave
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Gathering 2015
Topic: 2015 Gathering G-9
Replies: 161
Views: 28838

Re: 2015 Gathering G-9

Hi gang, wish we were there. It sure looks like you are having fun. We plan to be at the gathering next year with the Glen-l Amp Eater I am building.
I am looking forward to the pics and stories you will post. Have fun, be safe, see you next year!

David Fannon
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2014 G8 taken from atop the dam
by CaptDave
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

The Amp Eater plans have arrived. I am anxious to get started. I guess I will have to begin by cleaning out the barn.
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Capt. Dave rolling out the plans
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 154
Views: 32893

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I took the first step toward building the amp eater by ordering the plans. I should have them next week. I decided on the amp eater because it seemed like a simple build compared to others and something I could likely finish in time for next summer. Also the Amp Eater would fill 90% of our local boa...

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