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  1. All camera "parts" are made in China or orient countries. Some are assembled in the U.S. Eyoyo out of China makes the 360 at about $250.00. One could also build there own wireless in a suitcase with level wind deploy/ retrieve, 360 rotate, single button DVR record and run on the M18 18v drill battery. I'll get some live video this weekend on my Ottertail trip.
  2. Built my own drop-down. Large wood glued panels at Home Depot. Slides are copular nets (barrel nuts) on 1/4" shaft. Table also great for cleaning fish. Fish Clean table HB.mp4
  3. When I built my wheelhouse 5 years ago I wanted total wheel alignment capability. I designed my axles around bolt on wheel hubs with ability to compound shim achieving correct camber and toe. Saw way too many boat trailers with serious worn tires due to hubs welded to axels. (Tire in photo attached to 2x4 was used during build so I could cut the grass.)
  4. I like simplicity, failure free. Old school works well. If coffee gets cold, turn knob, push button, wait 54 seconds its again hot. Probably been brewing coffee flawlessly longer than most have been alive. Generator not required.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Do know what brand, manufacture, name of the 100% silicone coating they used. Great looking roof you have there.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Small tabs welded mid frame.
  15. 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.
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