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  1. I agree Dell, one set of batteries for 2 applications is a bad idea as I stated in my first post. Question was "will it work?" It will work, but its a bad idea.
  2. Lead acid battery discharge is voltage related not amp/current. Amp hours are time based on about a 15% drop in voltage which is the same voltage where a DC motor stops turning. 12v battery flat volts is about 10.5v & 36v battery at 30v & motors stop turning. If you don't turn the motor switch off, discharge will continue down to 0 volts but battery will recover when re-charged. Not good for the battery to drop volts to 0v as it reduces the life of the battery. Lead acid discharge rate chart showing volt loss.
  3. Del is correct 3ea 12v batteries in series are required to get 36v. 2 in series to get 24v and each battery 12v. You can connect a + and - wire to each individual battery, while wired in series, and run 3 separate 12v isolated devices. A + and - to either of 2 in series gives you 24v. You NEED a "3 bank marine charger" which has 3+ and 3- charging wires which charges the 3 batteries independent of each battery. When one battery reaches full charge, that bank shuts off other 2 banks continue to charge until respective batteries are fully charged. Batteries will not overcharge. You can run both 36v and 24v motors on a 3 in series batteries but DON'T run both at the same time. Current draw on the 2 24v batteries will greatly reduce battery life and under serve current on the 36v motor. Best solution is separate battery banks and chargers for each motor and a separate 12v for starting motor and running 12v electronics. Suggestion, carry a set of jumper cables long enough to reach from the battery bank to your primary motor battery. If your starter battery dies 5 miles off shore, just jumper to any one of the trolling motor batteries to start your engine.
  4. Do know what brand, manufacture, name of the 100% silicone coating they used. Great looking roof you have there.
  5. It will actually take longer with greater distraction looking for the lift remote and holding the lift button in for the 7 seconds to get the ducer out of the hole than pulling by hand. Good way to loose that trophy fish
  6. Was a guy out of St. Peter MN making & selling this ducer lift called a Strong Arm for $200 last year. Can't find him on Google so I don't know if he is still making them. Strong Arm lift.mp4
  7. Wasn't sure what this thing was so I googled it. Guess I'll have to wait another year or so before I can duplicate with my spare parts.
  8. Convection heaters always puts hot air at the ceiling and cold air on the floor. Fans may help slightly. By the time you buy fans, spend a season trying different positioning of the fans you might be better off with forced air. You can get a 19,000 BTU Suburban for $385 or less with a little searching. https://www.amazon.com/Suburban-2446ABK-Nt-20SEQ-Furnace-Black/dp/B00HSO2QL2 You can mount it in the V as shown with 2ea. 90 deg. 1 1/2" rigid conduit from Mensrds on intake & exhaust ports, perfect fit. Run 2 or 3 - 4" round got air ducts on wall to mid point of lower bunk. (Or 1 1/2 x 12 steel duct as in my above post.). Put a deflector in front outside intake/exhaust ports to keep road spray pot of the ports when going down the road. Equals comfort + through out the house.
  9. Fish Ottertail mid day (gin clear water) summer & winter 50 to 120 FOW. Cisco balls/clouds 100 ft. + diameter suspended 20 to 35' walleye just below. Trick is finding the balls in miles of deep water. Bait balls also effective in shallow waters. Targeting Fall Walleye pulling minnows & crawlers found bait ball 17 FOW marking lots below. Switched to leech on second pass got some really nice Blue Gill on Sand, Itasca Co. Great family fish fry.
  10. Small tabs welded mid frame.
  11. No, not normal. Only time I have had any frost inside is when I forget to fully close and lock my windows. I have them open when drilling holes.
  12. I have a Suburban NT-20 SQ, 19,000 BTU vented in my 6.5 X 12 wheelhouse. I drill my 6 holes (8") with house fully up taking extreme steps making sure no snow, ice or water gets on the floor. I also found a unique way to 100% seal my holes so no outside air gets into my house through the holes. My house is also well sealed. At -22 deg. with 20 mph wind my furnace run time us about 18-20 min. per hour and my windows don't even "fog up" with 3 guys fishing. Drilling or re-driling holes in a skid, it's nearly impossible to avoid avoiding snow, ice shavings & water on the inside floor which may be the source of inside moisture. Maybe venting as leech suggested will help, our even power vent until the floor dries could help. Sorta like taking a shower in a bathroom without a bath fan, when a bit of condensation shows up on the mirror.
  13. You might want to clean and replace Reed Valves before er-doing carbs. Ther have a tendency to bow and contact surface gets cruddy with age.
  14. I agree with Del, Roundup is extremely effective. I spray a back lot line fence, in and around front flower/Bush garden, edge of shed etc. twice annual - areas hard to weed whip & I hate constant pulling green weeds. You can get a gallon of "Ready to Use" for $12, no mixing required. I use a pump hand sprayer, spray the leaves which turn yellow in 4 to 5 days and brown flat on the ground in a couple weeks. Following year you can er-seed grass.
  15. Won't work! I have an electric heater in my 6.5' x 12' "non sleeper" wheel house, 3" insulated top, sides & bottom, tyvek wrapped. Electric heater's are 1,500 watt (leech post above). It takes about 3 hours to raise the temp from 0, or below to 60 deg. I plug it in at home the night before to pre heat the inside for next day fishing. Also get cabin/motel on overnight trips, and remove WH each night, plug in heater overnight clean fish and keep warm for next day. The top shelf 2000 watt Honda @ $1,100 has a STARTING watt of 2000 & RUNNING watt of 1,600 watt. If I recall, you used pink poly hard foam on roof & sides with no insulation on floor. Pink Poly 2" is 7.5R for walls & roof, 0 on floor. My R factor is 13.5 fully insulated. Your electric heater will run 100% of time using Max power from a 2000 watt generator and be lucky to get above 50 deg. Last summer I put a 19,000 BTU Suburban $318.00 new in my house. At -14 deg. it ran 22 min per hour. I get about 65 hrs of fish time on a 20# tank at below 0 temps. Suburban price now gone up a bit but you can do better if you shop around. Electric heater in yellow circle
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