Solar powered Amp Eater

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:00 pm

ENSWayne

Millfoil is an aquarium plant. It was probably dumped in the river when somebody decided that they didn't want to keep fish. Everyone please clean you boat. We don't want to spread that stuff.

Gathering people had all of the cabins rented and much of the RV Park. Many others were in surrounding hotels and campgrounds.

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by EnsWayne » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm

What's the gray strip just above and to the right of your "Aquatron" lettering on the transom?
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by hoodman » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:53 pm

That looks like the hull identification number.
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by CaptDave » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:45 pm

Wayne,
Yes. the gray strip is a the metal tag they gave me at the Division of Watercraft with the Hull Identification Number. Also have one inside the boat in a less obvious place. That tag has been on the boat since it's first launch. The Milfoil can have strands several feet long and can be tough as baling twine. Reversing the prop gets it off if it is not wound on too tightly. Otherwise I climb on the stern deck and reach around as far as I can and pull it off. It doesn't take a whole lot to ruin the performance of the prop. The milfoil was everywhere.

Matt,
I enjoyed the ride in to Chattanooga in your new Geronimo. Thanks for letting me have the wheel for a while. Tell your dad that I enjoyed our conversations. It was good to get to know him.
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John and Capt. Dave heading out for a leisurely cruise
Yes, that was me waving to you from the pontoon boat Sunday morning over by the county park. My brother-in law Barry and I went fishing before heading off to church in Lookout Mtn.

Bill,
I certainly will wash off my boat. There was a fair amount of scum on the boat and it doesn't just wipe off with a towel.
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by CaptDave » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:35 am

The Aquatron Amp Eater is in the spotlight. See my article that was published in the United States Power Squadron publication "The Ensign."
I wrote the article last fall for our local Columbus Power Squadron newsletter "Galley Gossip." The National Organization picked it up to runin the fall edition this year.
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Fall 2018 Ensign - Cover
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The article is Electric Dreams - building an electric boat....
Here's the link to a digital copy:
http://www.theensign.org/imags/fall2018/
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by EnsWayne » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:50 am

That's really cool. Do you subscribe to the print magazine? Or do all USPS members receive it?
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by EnsWayne » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:53 am

Also, have you gone to http://www.theensign.org ? You're front page right now!
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by CaptDave » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:46 pm

All USPS members get the magazine. The heading on the Ensign home page rotates between the feature articles.
A lot of people are definitely going to see the Amp Eater.
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:56 pm

Very cool Dave! I wish I had a chance to ride in her at the gathering. Maybe next year.
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by vupilot » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:56 pm

Nice Article Dave! Great to see the Amp Eater getting some press.

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:48 am

The boat that quietly gets the job done. I remember my ride in it because it was such a different and pleasant experience. Wonderful boat,
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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:47 am

Dave

That was great!

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Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Post by CaptDave » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:21 am

Boat Covered and Packed in for the winter.
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Plenty of time to dream of next summer. Pray for and early spring!
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