AD 14 KIELGE

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by Bogieman » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:10 am

Oh now this is some good stuff! I'm taking notes :D



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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by terrulian » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:11 am

Gentlemen: Please secure your batteries! It's a sailboat, it experiences pitch and roll!
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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by Jaysen » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:16 am

terrulian wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:11 am
Gentlemen: Please secure your batteries in an approved water tight device! It's a sailboat, it experiences pitch and roll!
Don't forget that you have water ingress in all this stuff too. You need to take that into account or you may experience... unpleasantness.

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by terrulian » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:27 am

BTW, I built my own battery boxes out of--guess what?--plywood and fiberglass and epoxy. Epoxy is impervious to battery acid. It's easier to buy them but what are we? Are we not builders? :D
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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 am

terrulian wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:27 am
BTW, I built my own battery boxes out of--guess what?--plywood and fiberglass and epoxy. Epoxy is impervious to battery acid. It's easier to buy them but what are we? Are we not builders? :D
8O Whatttt? :lol:

That is what I did on our work canoe. Replaced the plastic seats with wood and using a riding lawn mower battery. Rated for 230CCA and weights about 20 pounds. It is enough to run the 500gph and running lights for more than 8 hours without a charge. Also has a 12V outlet to plug stuff into. Switch panel is right next to the handheld VHF radio and compass.

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by terrulian » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:54 am

Do you charge it with a solar panel?
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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:20 am

terrulian wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:54 am
Do you charge it with a solar panel?
I have, but the panel I have is to small and is easier to take it out to charge it. I have a 12 volt deer feeder panel that I have used just to maintain the charge. This being a work boat a panel would get crushed by something/someone. For work it is used to act as safety escort on tours/tow vessel and to cut out log jams on the near by bayous and water ways. It has been out in the bay a few times just to fish.

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by das boot » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:02 pm

I built a box into the floor of my boat when I built it just insidweof the cabin beside the keel box I have the pottie on one side and the battery on the other side it is sealed up with epoxy and a piece of the floor lifts up to get at it the wiring from it runs up to the inside of the cabin bulkhead where I have my switch panel I have a small solar panel 8-4 inch mounted on the deck beside of the hatch that keeps it all charged up. The bigest problem is to get a battery with a handel built into the battery to get it in and out of tat box. I ran the cables for my sturn light and depth sounder through the birth on that side and used LED lighting for the bow and stern lights to keep power usage down the radio is inside of the cabin and a small ant near the solar panel the only thing I did not hook up was the lights to my Compous that is mounted on the cabin bulkhead. The depth sounder read out is mounted on the opiset side of the hatch from the Compus. That solar pannel cost around $50 when I bought it even during the winter when the boat is covered by a tarp it still gets enough light to keep that battery charged.

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by Bogieman » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:46 am

das boot wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:02 pm
...I built a box into the floor of my boat when I built it just insidweof the cabin beside the keel box I have the...
Thanks for posting this, George.

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by glossieblack » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:48 am

Greetings Karl, hope you're feeling better and the launch is just around the corner. :D
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