ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Properly scolded, moving on :wink:

Watching some UTube of the Noosia bar today and it looks like the bar has changed quite a bit from the last time I looked. Is this the case or is it just my memory?



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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Me, I need a pic, or better yet a video, of the new feather pram underway to Skinnydip, and maybe even a video of you crossing the bar under diesel power.
I, on the other hand, want to see a video of Glossie crossing the Noosa bar in the feather pram! :D

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Ordered eight new Lithium battery cells for Skinnydiip today.

Very satisfying day yesterday. Had a pleasant solo row, wilderness walk, lunch and snooze before returning to launching point in Feather Pram. Car-topped her on the child bride's wheels single handed. :D

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[Ordered eight new Lithium battery cells for Skinnydiip today.]

Nevermind gents. Seems he walked back. :lol:
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Cape man, your circuit breaker created the free space for me to walk back. Thanks. :D
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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:D
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Can’t believe they designed that car to perfect fit the lines of that pram. Seems like some car designer must build boats!

I don’t think you will be disappointed giving the edrive those batteries. Look for a low voltage shutoff (I’m surprised the batts don’t have one built in). You should be able to get one for each 12v bank one per cell would be ideal but might get frustrating (cost, effort to install, frequency of bank shutdown).

Looking forward to some collective adventures of your entire fleet!
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Michael, have you considered installing a lead acid battery to run your anchor light - so as to not put the lithium’s at risk?

PS I’m glad you decided to resuscitate the eDrive!
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Yep. Given my recent stuff up, a very cost effective alternative. :roll:
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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What about a solar light?
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