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by gnappi
08 Jul 2019, 11:12
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Electrical nightmare

I don't think a roll of good 12 ga. wire is expensive or out of line, and in OFC it's more readily available than thinner. I pulled 12 because I wanted a bit of freedom to change / add stuff, the OP is free to use 18 gauge :-)
by gnappi
08 Jul 2019, 09:33
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Electrical nightmare

If the OP is just talking only LED lights, no bilge pump, horn, radio or any other higher current drain stuff,then a 5A is overkill for most LED's like running lights. OP, if you can return that panel, this 6 gang model (available on Feebay) will simplify your issue, and the circuit breakers (IIRC t...
by gnappi
06 Jul 2019, 10:18
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: what is this?

I've been on many trap lines, own and seen many many trap shotguns and have never seen a thumb hole stock on one. Even banal American trap which starts with a high mount I'd think it would be unwieldy. For low mount games like International trap or for real life hunting rising birds it may be hard t...
by gnappi
30 Jun 2019, 11:14
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota quick fix for Rheostat Endura Max 55
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Minn Kota quick fix for Rheostat Endura Max 55

Good deal, but if it can get wet, a spot of hot melt glue over the hole will seal it better and be removable should it need another squirt!
by gnappi
29 Jun 2019, 10:50
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Navigation lights?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Navigation lights?

I use the LED clamp-on light set from Walmart & such, < $30 and works great. To that picture of the plastic bag over that console, not good, will form & HOLD IN condensation. Make a cover out of Sunbrella or other, e.g., marine canvas, etc. as they shed water but also ‘breathe’. Agreed, but I store...
by gnappi
29 Jun 2019, 10:47
Forum: Electrical
Topic: On Board Battery Chargers
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: On Board Battery Chargers

I don’t believe there are any chargers that are 100% reliable. The Promariner charger I had didn’t last 2 seasons. I’ve tried various cheap chargers in the past and they all failed. I’m on a Minn Kota now. Keeping my fingers crossed the $300 I spent will not be wasted. For sure, but long term relia...
by gnappi
28 Jun 2019, 06:44
Forum: Electrical
Topic: On Board Battery Chargers
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: On Board Battery Chargers

I have three batteries in my boat (two for the TM one for lights and instruments), and initially had a one bank charger which was a pain to keep batteries charged, then I went to a went to a 2 bank battery tender and kept the third battery in the house and charged it there. I finally got tired of sc...
by gnappi
28 Jun 2019, 06:27
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Navigation lights?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Navigation lights?

Most tinnys have a recess on the gunwales of the boat, I and many others ran wires for lighting in them. It's clean and out of the way. Since you already have a battery for the TM, and you need a stern light also, I think in the long run it's more practical than diddling with AAA batteries. This is ...
by gnappi
17 Jun 2019, 21:55
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: SUNRISE...MANY MONTHS AGO
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: SUNRISE...MANY MONTHS AGO

I belonged briefly to a photographers club, and typical comments on beautiful pics were: That would have been a great shot if there were pelicans flying overhead... Too bad the pic wasn't taken a minute later, the color "would" have been spectacular... Or underwater pics: A turtle in that pic would ...
by gnappi
17 Jun 2019, 21:46
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Traffic circles (Roundabouts) cause tornadoes
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Traffic circles (Roundabouts) cause tornadoes

Everyone (who reads the National Enquirer) knows that tornadoes start in trailer parks.
by gnappi
14 Jun 2019, 13:45
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Mango season is ramping up
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Mango season is ramping up

For those who live in the So. Flo. tri county area the mango season is ramping up and if y'all want to sample some mango not available in stores, PM me.
by gnappi
09 Jun 2019, 14:10
Forum: Electrical
Topic: GPS Shuts off when starting gas motor UPDATE WITH SPECS
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: GPS Shuts off when starting gas motor UPDATE WITH SPECS

Just made my first run with my new helix 7. Had the exact same problem. It will shut off when starting and will not restart. I have to pull power cable and plug back in. Then it will turn on. I was able to put the unit in standby mode, start motor and then out of standby mode with no problem. Any u...
by gnappi
28 May 2019, 16:08
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Personal Best
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: Personal Best

N-I-C-E!!!
by gnappi
28 May 2019, 15:45
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Taking the good with the bad
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Taking the good with the bad

I ALWAYS have my fishing vest on, ALWAYS. Why? I have lures, a line clipper, my Boga grip, pliers, sun and reading glasses, spare lures and hooks in it. Sort of a mobile tackle shop. This memorial day was one day I did not. We went to my GF's lake just behind her house with a few dozen shiners which...
by gnappi
25 May 2019, 16:26
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: For the Beer drinking/weight watching among us.
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: For the Beer drinking/weight watching among us.

Congrats Rich. Twenty pounds is great! And thanks (I think) for the beeramid... It looks like I have to ditch the Peroni and Guinness. I can work with Miller Light, but there's always that nagging voice saying... "hey you can now have TWO" :-) One thing about that beeramid, considering the alcohol c...