Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:51 pm

It took some time at the ACE hardware store to come up with the clamps that would work. I can't believe you picked up on it. You have the eyes of an Eagle.

The problem with the 12VDC on/off switch as I try to undersand it is backfeed into the system. Bob's recomendation is the 48V on/off switch.

I am using four SeaVolt Dual-Purpose AGM sealed batteries, West Marine model 1231406. Rated at 92 amp hours weighing 63 lbs each. This was Bob's recommendation with the motor and the converter, and controller were programed when i ordered it.

I can't believe up until now the only 12DC thing i ever use was a flashlight.

Will keep you posted as this all comes together this weekend or next.
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby Trackhappy » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:40 pm

Mechanical On/Off switches (key switches included) are not voltage specific except that the insulation needs to handle the voltage being applied. The difference between 12 and 48 volts as far as insulation is pretty negligible and I would expect a good quality switch to handle 48V with ease. How much current does the switch need to handle? I have to assume it will just provide a low current feed to the controller, not supply the main motor current.
Anyhow, look around the industrial control arena as they use 24 or 48 volts for some things and may have key actuated interlock switches to suit. I'll see if I can find any examples.
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby Trackhappy » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:42 pm

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Tue May 01, 2012 6:53 pm

Thanks Trackhappy!!
The Leads were great and thanks for the time finding them for me.
Will let you know how it all sorts out.
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Fri May 11, 2012 2:56 pm

Getting close to finishing up. My last problem has been to figure out how have a flag holder at the back of the boat that was wood and also act as the stern lite with an LED. Just not out there where I could find one. Glued two leftover pieces of mahogany together with a precut slot down the center. Found a West Marine stern lite that could be converted to LED. Canabalized it as an insert into the flag pole. All I needed next was to lathe it to a pole that would fit the bronze flag holder from Spartanmarine. (Paul is great!) Old friend and patient Jim Bollinger came to the rescue when he heard about the project and wanted to place his mark on the boat.

We worked together this afternoon. It lookes GREAT!!!!
Bringing pole to size:
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Tooling to demensions
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Jim's artistic touch
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Fri May 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Jim with finished flag pole and stern lite.
Looks great!!
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Came up with the name for the boat: AYE DOCK
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby upspirate » Fri May 11, 2012 3:34 pm

Nice work and great name!!! :wink:

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Sun May 13, 2012 5:36 am

This has really been fun. The Construction stage is now complete. The electrical hook up is all that is left with some minor lettering and AYE DOCK will be ready to launch toward the middle of next month.
The Glen-L group and Forum have been great and wonderful to work with throughout the entire project. This is my first ever bulid of a boat now I will be going into a state of depression.

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Sun May 13, 2012 5:41 am

Wanted to show the final modificaton made to allow access to the rear steering as well as the door opening to the charging unit. The rest of the posts I will be making will be over in electrical as that phase I hope will start next weekend. I should post back here when we are launching AYE DOCK.

Made a mistake here
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Sun May 13, 2012 5:46 am

Here is the correct picture:
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby Oyster » Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 am

Absolutely outstanding! I am looking foward to your in water experiences and reports too. You have done a beautifull job and executed a nice layout with your bits and pieces. I love the bronze hardware too. But you will need to venture to the gathering too, as I think you will have the first Lo Volt boat that would be at any of the events. I am sure that people would love to see the boat up close and personal.

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby vupilot » Sun May 13, 2012 6:19 am

Stunning boat Bob! Great Job. Yes, I too would love to see it at a future Gathering.

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby red » Sun May 13, 2012 8:29 am

great job beautiful boat love it

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby fergal butler » Sun May 13, 2012 8:44 am

Image can't wait to not hear her go :D

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun May 13, 2012 12:03 pm

I love it :!: :)

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