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by gnappi
07 Sep 2019, 06:28
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: Pic of Birds
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: 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: 313

Re: 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: 380

Re: 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: 226

Re: 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: 260

Re: 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: 260

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: 456

Re: 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: 1038

Re: 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 :-)
by gnappi
08 Jul 2019, 09:33
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Electrical nightmare

If the OP is just talking only LED lights, no bilge pump, horn, radio or any other higher current drain stuff,then a 5A is overkill for most LED's like running lights. OP, if you can return that panel, this 6 gang model (available on Feebay) will simplify your issue, and the circuit breakers (IIRC t...
by gnappi
06 Jul 2019, 10:18
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: what is this?

I've been on many trap lines, own and seen many many trap shotguns and have never seen a thumb hole stock on one. Even banal American trap which starts with a high mount I'd think it would be unwieldy. For low mount games like International trap or for real life hunting rising birds it may be hard t...
by gnappi
30 Jun 2019, 11:14
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota quick fix for Rheostat Endura Max 55
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Minn Kota quick fix for Rheostat Endura Max 55

Good deal, but if it can get wet, a spot of hot melt glue over the hole will seal it better and be removable should it need another squirt!
by gnappi
29 Jun 2019, 10:50
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Navigation lights?
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Navigation lights?

I use the LED clamp-on light set from Walmart & such, < $30 and works great. To that picture of the plastic bag over that console, not good, will form & HOLD IN condensation. Make a cover out of Sunbrella or other, e.g., marine canvas, etc. as they shed water but also ‘breathe’. Agreed, but I store...
by gnappi
29 Jun 2019, 10:47
Forum: Electrical
Topic: On Board Battery Chargers
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: On Board Battery Chargers

I don’t believe there are any chargers that are 100% reliable. The Promariner charger I had didn’t last 2 seasons. I’ve tried various cheap chargers in the past and they all failed. I’m on a Minn Kota now. Keeping my fingers crossed the $300 I spent will not be wasted. For sure, but long term relia...
by gnappi
28 Jun 2019, 06:44
Forum: Electrical
Topic: On Board Battery Chargers
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: On Board Battery Chargers

I have three batteries in my boat (two for the TM one for lights and instruments), and initially had a one bank charger which was a pain to keep batteries charged, then I went to a went to a 2 bank battery tender and kept the third battery in the house and charged it there. I finally got tired of sc...
by gnappi
28 Jun 2019, 06:27
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Navigation lights?
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Navigation lights?

Most tinnys have a recess on the gunwales of the boat, I and many others ran wires for lighting in them. It's clean and out of the way. Since you already have a battery for the TM, and you need a stern light also, I think in the long run it's more practical than diddling with AAA batteries. This is ...