Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
ZOOM

Anybody else ever seen this or done this....

40 posts in this topic

Alright now I've seen it all. Theres this guy that works where I do and I noticed that alot of the time this summer he brings his boat to work with him. When he does bring it he usually parks on the far side of the parking lot away from most of the other cars.I thaught he parked back there to stay out of the way of the other cars and to make it easier to get in and out of the parking lot. One day while on a brake I walked out and took a look at his boat. The cover was on but I noticed an extention cord running from an outlet (used in the winter to plug cars in) to his boat. I pondered on this for a bit and later I asked him about it. He said he was chargeing his trolling motor battiers with an on board charger. I just kind of laughed at the time but then I got to thinking about it. That seems pretty cheap to me. I mean it has to cost him about the seem in gas to tow his boat to work as it would to just charge the bat's at home.Anyone have any idea what it would cost in electicity to charge two bat? I dont know what do you guys think?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like something my brother in law would do. One of the cheapest prople I know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doesn't he realize that could be considered theft? What nerve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the guy was worried about having enough juice to fish after he skips out of work. I don't think it was a $ thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am going out on a limb saying he is going fishing after work, and just taking the oprotunity (sp) to top off the batteries. Most of the time though those outlets are disconected durring the summer season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Geez, there must be more to life than worrying about this. Be nice to the guy and maybe he will let you go fishing with him after work some day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I think he is trying to maximize the power in the batteries. Maybe he has a short and losses juice after a while.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Geez, there must be more to life than worrying about this. Be nice to the guy and maybe he will let you go fishing with him after work some day.

No I'm not worried about it.Its not like I would rat the guy out to the big cheese on the top floor or anything. I'm sure its not a noticeable cost to the company or anything.I just thought it was odd that he didnt charge his bat's at home. The way it sounds from him he doesn't fish much after work. Of course thats what he says????????

Maybe he's trying to hide a bigger secret.

Oh, and the plot thickins......... LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now! ive read it all...... laugh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hes goin fishin after work and your not. He is laughing at you because he has led you to think he stealing electricity just to make sure you wont ask him to take you with. Charging a battery or twelve is not an expensive thing to do. You are digging way to far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe he fished all night? Hence why he doesnt go after work?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It can't be the money, cuz I am pretty darn sure that pulling to boat to work would have to cost more than the electricity to charge the batteries. That is unless he only lives very short distance from work. Or he is one of those that will spend $5 in gas to save

$1 on something else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have heard of people that shower at work to save money. I also know of people that will drive across town to save a dollar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably had them plugged in at home and plugged it in when he got there to make sure he had a full charge. I wouldn't worry about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mean it has to cost him about the seem in gas to tow his boat to work as it would to just charge the bat's at home.

Highly unlikely

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess to answer the question on how much it cost to charge the batteries and I am no expert in this area but say the battteries are 100amp batteries and he probably has 2 so 200 amp/hr x 12 volts = 2400 VA / 1000 = 2.4KW * $0.08/KW = 19.2 cents smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mean it has to cost him about the seem in gas to tow his boat to work as it would to just charge the bat's at home.

Possible, it depends how far he is towing and how many batteries and their state of discharge. (Batteries should always be charged right after use.)

If the guy does this continually it is obvious that he is cheap and stealing electricity. If not, he probably just wanted to borrow a little juice because he was out before work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Geesh who cares . He may not be able to pull up and charge his onboard batteries where he lives . Lots of scenarios it could be but I highly doubt its about being cheap .

I shouldn't even have answered this childish thread . I'll kick myself now because my own example should be to let live and never mind the small things in life .

Unless the lad in question is loading up the boat with things from your work just leave him be and NO I don't find it strange .No nickels in hydro ever bothered us in our business if employees used it .

Don't sweat it thread starter and get yourself back to work .LOL

TD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd give the guy the benefit of the doubt and say he's going before/after work...

Unless he's a guy that has no regard for money that has a nice new boat and loves to tow it everywhere wearing his matching sponsor shirt...even to Cabela's.

You guys know what I'm talking about!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='kg2

If the guy does this continually it is obvious that he is cheap and stealing electricity. If not' date=' he probably just wanted to borrow a little juice because he was out before work! [/quote']

Thats what I mean. I see him do it all the time. He had the boat plugged in today as a matter of fact. I had to ask him why he doesnt charge it at home instead of work and again he smiled then said "why buy the cow when I get the milk for free". HE IS A CHEAP B@##$% I was right. LOL oh well to each his own. I just wanted to get your guys opinion on it. I'm sure if the Manager sees him with it plugged in, he won't say anything anyway, so its no big deal. I just hate it when people are cheap. thats all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you get this worked up at the people plugging in thier cars into the same outlets during winter?? What's the difference?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like they said before wouldnt you see it as a loss to tow your boat costing much more in gas then to plug it in for a few hours???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why risk your livlihood? If he is a slacker to boot this would be an easy way to get rid of him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Either I'm slackin', or the sun is rising earlier than it did last year! Didn't make it to the river until 6, but surprisingly I was still the first to arrive  walked to my normal starting spot, but once there, something told me to go out of the ordinary. So I packed away my black panther martin and put on a crayfish husky jerk. I didn't catch the trophy I desired, but I did catch some nice ones, with the biggest being about 15 inches. I ventured farther downstream than I ever had before, and wanted to keep going, but it appeared that the fishing easement ended, and I may have been on private property. I stayed in the river the entire time, but didn't want to push my luck, so I went back upstream. Caught 19 total, probably lost at least as many. Surprisingly, no brook trout though. 
    • Oh yeah, a lot of the newer 1/2 tons have frame rust issues as well.  If you want a serious off-road machine, you need to go back to the models with the straight front axles, and of course, they're getting harder to find in decent shape too.  Especially in the rust belt.  You can still find solid older trucks if you head west, young man...        
    • Just to be clear- The wrangler wasn't introduced until 87 so at least compare apples to apples and having owned ford,chevy and dodge trucks of the Wrangler era I can testify they all have issues. My 08 Ram had more frame and fender rust than my older Jeep. The Chevy's have plenty of frame issues as well. Yes. It's a concern but if you want something like this,there is no better alternative.   https://www.google.com/search?q=chevy+frame+rust+problems&client=opera&hs=Lrs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAnPz1kMrTAhVpw4MKHSs9B1UQ_AUICigB&biw=800&bih=381
    •   Good questions. You have 3 body style configurations to choose from.  The YJ body was made from 87-97 and that had either a 4 cyl or an inline 6. It had leaf springs and a pretty spartan interior IMO. Some serious off roaders liked the leaf springs but they rode pretty rough IMO.   I feel the 4 cyl is anemic especially with bigger tires. The 4.0 inline 6 is bulletproof, has decent torque and power and fits the Jeep about perfectly. In the YJ series the manual transmission seemed like a better option in my experience.   The TJ ran from 98-06. This version replaces leaf springs with coil over shocks. Mine is an 06 and has the dana rear with the 4.0 and auto trans. I have BFG AT KO 32x10s and on gravel they have taken out 2 side mirrors by throwing rocks at them.    I prefer the TJ series. It has better suspension and interior than the YJ while keeping the original drive train. Fuel economy pretty much sucks as you are essentially driving a brick. I probably get about 12 MPG. If they had done a diesel I would think the wrangler could get 30 but...   The JK series replaced the TJ and was a pretty radical redesign. The body is wider, the drivetrain is totally different and the interior was upgraded quite a bit as well. They went to a pentastar V6 instead of the inline 4.0. trans was upgraded as well. They also started to sell the 4 door unlimited which gives more interior space as well. The new ones are much more civilized and refined which is great for taking the top off and driving to the lake or beach. OTOH they are expensive and harder to justify taking off the top and heading into the woods to hunt or find mud. 
    • Yes, you do have to have at least a weak cell signal and battery for the GPS to work. I know that can be challenging at times in the woods.
    •   Not sure about the new V6, but the old inline 6 was bulletproof, and had a lot of low end torque, which is a desirable feature in an off-road vehicle.       Any 1/2 ton pickup truck from the 70's and early 80's in particular, had a much better frame than a Jeep.  Body panels rust in all of them.   Not saying this is a deal-breaker for a Jeep, just something to watch for, since it is a very common problem.    
    • After doing a little looking there are a lot of options to these things. Anyone know how that new V6 compares to the in line 6? Some of the stuff I would like is the bigger tires and because I would consider putting a plow on it a lower rear end gear. The Dana 44 rear axel would be nice and would want a hard and soft top. I'm in no hurry to get one so Ill wait till the right one comes around. There are a lot of them out there that never leave the tar. More options in the later models as far as transmissions to. So it also comes down to how much I want to spend on one and how late of a model to buy. Sure don't want to spend 35K on a new one.
    • Well yeah but can you name a vehicle built for off road including any domestic pickup truck that doesn't have issues with rust. Fenders, rockers, frames etc. If you play in the mud and salt you need to maintain them. UTVs are no different. Ask yourself why Polaris would put the air filter canister intake in the rear wheel well so it is sucking in the air from the dustiest area they could possibly draw it from resulting in a 4k bill when the motor grenades.    Jeeps are fun, used ones can be had at a reasonable price but by their nature you need to be careful when you purchase because if the previous owner drove them the way they were marketed then they may have some issues.   But the aftermarket has an amazing amount of mods,upgrades and accessories to make your Jeep into anything you want and because the generally go 10 years between major design changes there are a large number of parts available if you need them.     
    • Anyfish it's still points and way better than a zero for points! Congrats on the fine eating bird.
  • Our Sponsors