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by bgeddes
10 Jul 2012, 22:00
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fishing buddy on main battery
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Fishing buddy on main battery

I'd guess you need a battery if you want to run off the outboard power. The battery will provide a good filter and some regulation of the voltage. The SLA 7Ah battery others posted is about right and when charged will probably get you days of operation in the event you choose not to run off the outb...
by bgeddes
10 Jul 2012, 21:51
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Found a good deal on Deep cycle batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Found a good deal on Deep cycle batteries

I have used 'Recon' batteries in my vehicles for years. The one in my daily driver is going on six years old. It was $25 when purchased.
by bgeddes
12 Jun 2012, 22:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Can it be done?
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Can it be done?

If you are trying to save money by going all electric, that can be a mistake. Many deals out there on good running 5 to 15 hp gas outboards in the $200-300 range. For that money you could still get a $100 trolling motor, $80 battery, and $25 charger and make the $500 engine budget.
by bgeddes
04 Jun 2012, 23:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: First start..Motor sitting for a few years
Replies: 7
Views: 336

First start..Motor sitting for a few years

Impeller and lower unit oil, will do. I'll give the rubber parts a double check too. Now, ethanol-free fuel. Not sure I know where to get it. I was in FL earlier this month and they had "Rec. Gas" but I am not even sure it is available here in PA. Fuel adders are available to off-set the ethanol, an...
by bgeddes
03 Jun 2012, 21:12
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What would it take to wire up lights
Replies: 22
Views: 1210

What would it take to wire up lights

Cody, Mount decent lights to your boat. Get some tinned wire, some is labeled 'marine' but most electrical supply places sell tinned wire for industrial applications. Find a place to run it on your boat where it won't get stepped on, snagged by lures, or rubbed viciously while underway. Wire ties ar...
by bgeddes
03 Jun 2012, 20:45
Forum: Motors
Topic: First start..Motor sitting for a few years
Replies: 7
Views: 336

First start..Motor sitting for a few years

A friend recently gave me a screaming deal on a late 90s (I think) 8hp Nissan outboard. The motor was used on a sailboat, making it a very low hour unit. It has been off any boat for a few years but I was told and offered my money back if otherwise, it runs like a champ. Knowing it has been dry for ...
by bgeddes
07 May 2012, 22:50
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electrical... a little showing off
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

electrical... a little showing off

Nice work. You gave the owner a drawing right?
by bgeddes
28 Apr 2012, 22:36
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: Any Hams out there?
Replies: 20
Views: 5940

Any Hams out there?

I have a ticket, NI3S.

Mostly goof off on PSK31 and a couple HF nets. Not a contester or world coverage guy. I use folded dipoles on 20m & 40m and an old TS-140. Nothing fancy, just functional.
by bgeddes
28 Apr 2012, 22:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: A little overkill but could not pass this up
Replies: 12
Views: 796

A little overkill but could not pass this up


SIRIUS capable
I think that is Sirius Weather not the programming you would find in the tow vehicle. It is sometimes found on recreational coastal / offshore vessels.
by bgeddes
29 Sep 2011, 20:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: This kind of annoys me....I wonder why this is?
Replies: 24
Views: 1549

This kind of annoys me....I wonder why this is?

It's hard to sell $30-50K boats when a guy wins a big tourney in his $3000 home built.
by bgeddes
29 Jun 2011, 00:51
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: project cheap skate
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

project cheap skate

VW Rabbit Diesel - $250!! I'd love that deal. Most frugal projects are best served by elbow grease and creative thinking. Building/fixing stuff instead of buying, and finding solutions through intellect are huge money savers. Nice project! A fine example of top shelf fun at bargain basement prices.
by bgeddes
19 May 2011, 03:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: boat damaged in accident
Replies: 25
Views: 1565

boat damaged in accident

hmm... you got a big problem... what to do with broken boat stuff..... :wink: I think the trailer could be repaired or rebuilt (new tongue or use axles and such for a new one). Much of it remains sound. The motor? Looks bad, but I'd give it a GOOOD once over before trashing it. Someone might be hap...
by bgeddes
17 May 2011, 21:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Planning a boat, a few questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Planning a boat, a few questions.

Thanks for the tips. Still much in the planning stages, but it will happen sometime soon. I know about Hudson. A co-worker of mine was running his 'glass runabout on it, and had motor troubles. He anchored under a bridge so he could walk to a parts store in the AM. He awoke that night with the boat ...
by bgeddes
14 May 2011, 21:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Planning a boat, a few questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Planning a boat, a few questions.

There is so much history in the Canal system. Yes there is, and the reason for my trip. The original surveyor of the canal was the brother of my great-great grandfather. I won't be sleeping on the boat, unless things go bad, and I'll have the provisions for that situation. Trip will probably be a w...
by bgeddes
13 May 2011, 23:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Planning a boat, a few questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Planning a boat, a few questions.

I want to take trip down the Erie canal, at least parts of it. While lots of ideas have been kicked around, I keep ending up at a Tinny. Dollar for dollar they are tough to beat. I don't fish much, and when I do it is from a kayak so this boat will not be used for that purpose (for now). A friend of...