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by CaptDave
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10 Lunch Run
Replies: 55
Views: 9710

Re: G-10 Lunch Run

If there is any room for 2 more to ride to Chattanooga for lunch Melissa and I would love to go.
If not we will drive to Chattanooga and join for lunch.

thanks!

David Fannon
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS

Ray,
That looks really nice. Thanks so much!
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS

Ray that looks nice. Thank you!
by CaptDave
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: Gathering 2016 (G10) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 22
Views: 5075

Re: Gathering 2016 (G10) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Ray,

Couldn't get picture of my boat. Can you just use this one from Glen-L web site?

Thanks,

David Fannon
"Capt, Dave"
Wife - Melissa Fannon'
building an Amp Eater
Tentative Name - "Aquatron"
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by CaptDave
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS

Ray, If it is not too late: My wife and I will be at the Gathering. We are building an Amp Eater. The boat is upside down right now but I will have a photo Sunday Evening of the boat Right Side up with the hull painted. David Fannon Melissa Fannon We will bring the boat in what ever stage it is in. ...
by CaptDave
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 156
Views: 43910

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

aero-dan Thanks for your comments. I did make the formed bunks. They turned out great. I have been behind in posting pictures. I have a lot to post. I am frantically trying to get the boat finished to take to the G-10 gathering. The clear coat will have to wait but is a great idea. I have 10 days an...
by CaptDave
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Choice of Electric Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Choice of Electric Motor

Jamie,

Sounds good. I look forward to seeing your progress.
by CaptDave
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Choice of Electric Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Choice of Electric Motor

Jamie, Greetings fellow Amp Eater builder. I too am currently building an Amp eater. In answer to your question, while 500 watts may give you hull speed on a calm day, I would be afraid that you would be running close to the max rating of your motor most of the time which could result in overheating...
by CaptDave
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 156
Views: 43910

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I was reading in my Glen-L trailer book that I snagged from Amazon.com that while the boat is upside down I could laminate 3 plies of 1x4 to the shape of the hull - using sand bags to hold the boards in place while the epoxy cures. I guess that is a possibility to get perfectly fitting bunks. It may...
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 156
Views: 43910

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Chris,

It is 507 miles to Hales Bar Marina according to MapQuest. Mostly on I-75 from Cincinnati to Chattanooga.

It is amazing how everything is fitting together according to plan. I hope the finished product will be attractive.
I do not doubt it will be seaworthy.
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 156
Views: 43910

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Bill, I can't thank you enough for your suggestion to keep the epoxy cool and use the pie pans with 1/2" of ice in the bottom pan. It has given me plenty of time to use all the resin mixed before it begins to thicken even when it has been over 90 degrees. I hope to flip the boat this weekend to...
by CaptDave
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 156
Views: 43910

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: 156
Views: 43910

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: 156
Views: 43910

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: 156
Views: 43910

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

The amp Eater is looking good! the hull is all stitched.
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