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by gnappi
09 Nov 2019, 12:28
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switch panels
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Switch panels

maintenanceguy, no pic is showing up, do you have a link?
by gnappi
08 Nov 2019, 21:10
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switch panels
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Switch panels

I've had very good luck with some that had bad reviews. I'm thinking that poor soldering / crimping techniques, heavy handed assembly habits, and general carelessness may be a big factor on some of the DIY panels getting a bad rap. The panels here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Marine-Boat-5-Gang-Wat...
by gnappi
10 Oct 2019, 15:31
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 1069

Maybe tin no more

Hammer, you haven't said what your width requirement is only that you need stability. The Alweld 1242 is 61" wide and only an inch more or less (depending where you get the specs) with similar capacity than what you're contemplating. If you can go up a bit there are other tin boats from Lowe and alw...
by gnappi
03 Oct 2019, 12:07
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Interesting article on Bass's memory.
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Interesting article on Bass's memory.

Not only do they remember lures, somehow they make others in the vicinity know to stay away :-)

It seems like every time I release a nice fish, biting shuts completely down.
by gnappi
03 Oct 2019, 12:03
Forum: Electrical
Topic: nav. light's / toggle replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 223

nav. light's / toggle replacement

First things first, the three way has both (actually measured) 12v and ground going to it? If so it may be wired wrong, there are lots of pics wiring a Carling switch online. But, if what you say your switch runs "compass, fish/ depth finder & nav lights" I've never seen a nav/anchor light switch wi...
by gnappi
03 Oct 2019, 11:56
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 1069

Maybe tin no more

My GF's son had one, it was HEAVY AND it leaked. The manufacturer did nothing but suggest things to stop the leaks. Ultimately he wrote the retailer and they took it back.
by gnappi
02 Oct 2019, 09:24
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES
Replies: 84
Views: 7106

FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

>>SNIP<< Tinboats will probably never need to have the message, but it should be there imo. At the very least to protect Tinboats from fines, but also because ethically all companies should inform users about their data polices. Gads, I know this may smack of political issues, but it's more about s...
by gnappi
07 Sep 2019, 06:28
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: Pic of Birds
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Pic of Birds

That's a lot of birds in one area! I love bird photography (and bird watching). My friends call me a nerd or a dad but whenever I take them bird watching they always have a great time... I need a better lens but these are some shots I've gotten. (lenses are sooo expensive!) The bald eagle was very ...
by gnappi
04 Sep 2019, 07:24
Forum: Electrical
Topic: portable transducer mount
Replies: 5
Views: 488

portable transducer mount

I get the aversion to drilling holes below the waterline and drilling elsewhere without a good reason, but a transducer really (IMO) is best securely screwed to the boat in some fashion. On mine I recessed the holes on the back side of the mount for the transducer so they did not rub against the tra...
by gnappi
03 Sep 2019, 20:29
Forum: Computers & Electronics
Topic: spll chking not wrking on sme sites
Replies: 3
Views: 749

spll chking not wrking on sme sites

My spell checker in the Opera browser works fine there.
by gnappi
01 Sep 2019, 10:43
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: FL underwater pier camera
Replies: 4
Views: 385

FL underwater pier camera

After they blew the pier up a few years ago I never dreamed they would rebuild it. Seems like their "one of the 10 best beaches in the U.S." rating prompted rebuild and cool upgrades.

I rarely go there anymore thx for the vid.
by gnappi
20 Aug 2019, 07:23
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: solar landscape lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 445

solar landscape lighting

IMO you were smart to hard wire your system. I hard wired my house with alarm and video 11 years ago and have never looked back. My and friend's experiences with little "solar" appliances is not good. Most have underrated battery, and PV cells. Add to that the inability to max the sun angle generall...
by gnappi
19 Aug 2019, 19:53
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: solar landscape lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 445

solar landscape lighting

I am just finishing a home solar based landscape and water feature project. It's cool coming home at any hour and the whole perimeter of my house and back yard are lit and fountains are running. The builders of my house were stingy with exterior AC outlets which necessitated i go big hammer with a s...
by gnappi
26 Jul 2019, 08:56
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery tender
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Battery tender

I have a two bank battery tender I used for a couple of years but pretty much stopped using it for a Noco Genius Gen 3 here's my take on the BT brand. The 1.2 amp charge rate of the battery tender is too slow for anything but intermittent expected usage and storage. For a TM battery you expect to us...
by gnappi
08 Jul 2019, 11:12
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Electrical nightmare

I don't think a roll of good 12 ga. wire is expensive or out of line, and in OFC it's more readily available than thinner. I pulled 12 because I wanted a bit of freedom to change / add stuff, the OP is free to use 18 gauge :-)