Solar powered Amp Eater

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Postby CaptDave » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:47 pm

Carl,
Yes, it is encouraging when the progress is highly visible. I wish my progress could be a some what quicker. It has been almost 2 years since I ordered the plans. I thought I would have it built in 6 or 7 months.
Matt -- don't fret about not seeing it completed at this years gathering. Even though it is under power, the Aquatron will still have a little ways to go. It should be complete by the next gathering though. (sounds like an echo from last year)
I am enjoying the journey and learning new skills. I really appreciate the encouragement from the Glen-l forum gang.
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Postby CaptDave » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:49 am

We made it to the G-11 with deck and hardware installed.
Hales Bar 2017.jpg
Aquatron in the water at Hales Bar Marina

While we were there my sister in law Melanie of Mel's Marine Upholstery finished my custom boat cover.
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Aquatron with new custom cover

We cruised around for over 30 miles this past weekend on about 4 kw of electricity. We averaged about 4.2 mph with a maximum speed of 6.4 mph (downstream)
Aquatron under way.JPG
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:38 pm

I love it Dave! Glad you were there!

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Postby vupilot » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:58 pm

Thanks for the ride Dave!

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Postby DrBryanJ » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:33 pm

She looks great Dave :!: Wish I had been there to see her.

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:13 pm

I got to ride in the boat last weekend, it is surprisingly fast. It's not some trolling motor powered boat, the prop really bites when Dave twists the juice knob and he knows exactly how much wattage he's using and his range. He gets my vote for the cool boat at G-11.
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