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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3600 on: May 12, 2017, 02:44:55 am »
I had a few minutes.


So I took another look at the PC board of that trolling motor.  :sip:


With a bit of cleaning of connections, and some scratching around... I got it to work!

The switch is broken off though. I have tried setting it with some superglue. Lets see if it holds.

I will hopefully get some time over the weekend to play some more.

But I did also see after cleaning the top cover that it is a 24V motor. I can't carry 2 batteries on my kayak.  :xxbah:


Oh well.... maybe I can sort it out and save it for when I get a small dingy  :lol8:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3601 on: May 12, 2017, 02:48:04 am »
My mower is dying. I mow 5 minutes, then it dies. Then I get it running again... then it dies again...



But....

Watch this space. I am busy with a plan. But I don't want to jinx it by talking too much just yet... you guys may remember how I lost out on a John Deere mower when I talked about it too much. I tempted Murphy and he kicked me in the nuts....

So now I'm staying mum until...   :peepwall:  8)
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« Reply #3602 on: May 12, 2017, 02:51:29 am »
Today I shook hands with a new Dealer.

Nope. Not a drug dealer. A BMW Motorrad Dealer.

And not just a greeting shake. A business shake.  :ricky:


A new BMW Dealer is busy opening up in Palm Bay, just up the road from where I live.

I signed them up to carry the GoGravel range of accessories!  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3603 on: May 12, 2017, 04:53:21 am »
Go Gary! Go Gary!
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« Reply #3604 on: May 12, 2017, 05:28:04 am »
Today I shook hands with a new Dealer.

Nope. Not a drug dealer. A BMW Motorrad Dealer.

And not just a greeting shake. A business shake.  :ricky:


A new BMW Dealer is busy opening up in Palm Bay, just up the road from where I live.

I signed them up to carry the GoGravel range of accessories!  :thumleft:
:thumleft: Now you are talking!
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3605 on: May 12, 2017, 05:43:47 am »
Congratulations with the deal :thumleft:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3606 on: May 12, 2017, 07:40:34 am »
Today I shook hands with a new Dealer.

Nope. Not a drug dealer. A BMW Motorrad Dealer.

And not just a greeting shake. A business shake.  :ricky:


A new BMW Dealer is busy opening up in Palm Bay, just up the road from where I live.

I signed them up to carry the GoGravel range of accessories!  :thumleft:
This put a smile on my face! Congrats Gary!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3607 on: May 12, 2017, 09:13:57 am »
My mower is dying. I mow 5 minutes, then it dies. Then I get it running again... then it dies again...



But....

Watch this space. I am busy with a plan. But I don't want to jinx it by talking too much just yet... you guys may remember how I lost out on a John Deere mower when I talked about it too much. I tempted Murphy and he kicked me in the nuts....

So now I'm staying mum until...   :peepwall:  8)

You are going to put two car batteries in a Grootsak and use the boat motor as a weedeater ?
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3608 on: May 12, 2017, 09:34:38 am »
Today I shook hands with a new Dealer.

Nope. Not a drug dealer. A BMW Motorrad Dealer.

And not just a greeting shake. A business shake.  :ricky:


A new BMW Dealer is busy opening up in Palm Bay, just up the road from where I live.

I signed them up to carry the GoGravel range of accessories!  :thumleft:


Sounds good so far.

Let's hope that you can use him as a launch pad to other Motorad dealers regionally and then nationally
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3609 on: May 12, 2017, 11:30:06 am »
But I did also see after cleaning the top cover that it is a 24V motor. I can't carry 2 batteries on my kayak.  :xxbah:

Of course you can! Use 2 7Ah 12v alarm SLA batteries...
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« Reply #3610 on: May 12, 2017, 01:54:28 pm »
But I did also see after cleaning the top cover that it is a 24V motor. I can't carry 2 batteries on my kayak.  :xxbah:

Of course you can! Use 2 7Ah 12v alarm SLA batteries...
Wont last very long, I think the trolling motors uses deep cycle batteries
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3611 on: May 12, 2017, 03:44:48 pm »
Today I shook hands with a new Dealer.

Nope. Not a drug dealer. A BMW Motorrad Dealer.

And not just a greeting shake. A business shake.  :ricky:


A new BMW Dealer is busy opening up in Palm Bay, just up the road from where I live.

I signed them up to carry the GoGravel range of accessories!  :thumleft:

I am very chuffed reading this!!

Congratulations Gary.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3612 on: May 12, 2017, 04:19:43 pm »
Yep, and Mr. Zog has an invitation for the grand opening of the dealership, and all the important people from Germany will be there.

And Mrs. Zog will dress up and clean up (yes, it's possible) and turn on ze charm and speak ze German to zese people to zat they can be impressed with Go Gravel!  :biggrin:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3613 on: May 12, 2017, 04:26:39 pm »
Yep, and Mr. Zog has an invitation for the grand opening of the dealership, and all the important people from Germany will be there.

And Mrs. Zog will dress up and clean up (yes, it's possible) and turn on ze charm and speak ze German to zese people to zat they can be impressed with Go Gravel!  :biggrin:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3614 on: May 12, 2017, 04:44:35 pm »
I'm not clues up on these things but I know you can put an interest on a cat battery to make it 220v
Can't you do the same for 24v
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« Reply #3615 on: May 13, 2017, 02:41:13 am »
I'm not clues up on these things but I know you can put an interest INVERTER on a cat CAR battery to make it 220v
Can't you do the same for 24v

Nope.

IF I put a trolling motor on the kayak, I'll use the 12V battery I already have in the shed to power it. It's a normal car battery. The trolloing motor I have is supposed to be powered by 24V, probably on a big Bass Boat with a second battery... no ways I can fit two car batteries on the kayak. It will become a submarine. And as mentioned above, those small alarm batteries will last about 2 minutes before they are flat.

What I want to know is... will using only 12V on the trolling motor cause the battery to die faster?
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« Reply #3616 on: May 13, 2017, 06:38:01 am »
Google says it'll work, just slower. Apparently the same as putting a variable resistor (throttle) on, and setting it at half speed. Kinda makes sense. There are warnings about watching the load to prevent overheating. Eat less cheeseburgers, and you should be fine.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3617 on: May 13, 2017, 07:21:47 am »
Google says it'll work, just slower. Apparently the same as putting a variable resistor (throttle) on, and setting it at half speed. Kinda makes sense. There are warnings about watching the load to prevent overheating. Eat less cheeseburgers, and you should be fine.

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« Reply #3618 on: May 13, 2017, 07:41:38 am »
And take a paddle along.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3619 on: May 13, 2017, 09:54:10 am »
Is that not how DC motors are speed controlled?  By lowering the voltage?  Because it is DC there is no frequency to change.  My suggestion is get an old fashioned 12V car battery where the lead connections between the cells are exposed.  Then using crocodile clips you can troll with 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 volts to give you the speed you want.  Two such batteries & you can get all the way to 24 volts.  As the cells become flat move the crocodile clips to the fresh cells.  No need for the control card.  Did you not run the motor on 12 volts when you tested it before you learned it is 24 volts?