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#11 Stokeme

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:57 PM

I am just getting out, to really put it to use, this week. So, the whole run time question, it is still unknown. I plan to use the solar panel on the water to keep fully charged at all times :), well in a perfect world. Depends on the Sun, how far afield I go, the size of the lake, how much I troll vs cast. I would hope also to charge back at camp. I am excited to find out. I’ll try to report about it next weekend. Thanks for the interest.

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 04:13 PM

Added E rated radial tires to the trailer, including a spare, now hoping to travel with watercraft wherever. Can unhitch & walk it through dicier situations.

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 04:59 PM

I am Incredibly lucky to have a metal fabricator buddy. Now with taller frame posts, there is added room underneath, I get to tie down some gear. I got a very large duffle & will use 1 or 2 milk crates. He previously made the diamond plate deck.
After my first trial run, which ended in partial failure (part of the learning curve), it became obvious I had to lower the motor shaft, by raising the pinned point, to have the prop completed submerged. I normally could have done a trial run at a local reservoir, but, due to COVID-19, they have all been closed. I did not have a drill with me for any alteration. Dumb, as my initial set pin height, was just a guesstimate. I have not made it out again ... life, multiple Gkid sitting’s, extreme heat, bad AQI, now horrible AQI ... hopefully can make it somewhere in October?

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