Solar powered Amp Eater

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

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My family lives in the area but I first heard about it from that other big homebuilt boat company out that way.

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

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Ran 24.5 miles on Memorial Day Avg 4.6 mph.
Battery was down pretty low - probably about 10%
It was a good day, a little choppy though. The wind was blowing pretty hard enough for white caps.
Probably a good test day for being in the Chesapeake bay.
The boys enjoyed the spray. See video clip on you tube.
https://youtu.be/Mlt7V1FPs-g

Update - Final No Load Voltage was 23.5 V. which translates to 28% charge remaining
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

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They loved the chop. 24 miles is impressive.
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

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Fun!
24 miles, isnt that the same distance as the Wye Electric Boat Marathon? So youre good to go!

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

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Awesome crew! :D
-Jim
Nothing says poor craftsmanship like wrinkles in your duct tape!

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