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    I have powered this ski for over 5 years with the...

    I have powered this ski for over 5 years with the same type of batteries. The total draw of all the electronics is less than 3 amps continuous, and my entire days use is about 1 to 1.5 volts off the...
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    Some more pics ... Upgraded tripleshot...

    Some more pics ... Upgraded tripleshot transducer, bluetooth paired speakers, vhf antenna, fuse box, custom made battery (approx 40 AH) (out of used 18650 laptop batteries) I only used a total of 1...
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    Went all out on the Yamaha FX

    It's been a while since I have posted, but after 5 years of Jetski fishing, it was time for an upgrade to the big boys club....O:)
    Added 2nd Lowrance fishfinder, full blown VHF radio, 12 volt plug,...
  4. Fishmaster rear arch installed in front of Waverunner!

    It's been a while since I posted, but just finished installing the fishmaster rear arch in the front of the waverunner.
    They no longer sell the front arch, and i did not want the rear arch, as I...
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    Yup, Lithium Cobal is the bad one, but conpared...

    Yup, Lithium Cobal is the bad one, but conpared to Lipo's no comparison, especially for used batteries .... Remember though, that these are coming from used laptop batteries that have years of abuse...
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    So, my setup is not as fancy or good looking, but...

    So, my setup is not as fancy or good looking, but it actually cost less than $20, and it has over 12AH of capacity vs the 8 on the battery tender, which is so misleading with their 26-35Ah...
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    Instead you can build your rack high. That is...

    Instead you can build your rack high.
    That is what I did, and it has worked out perfectly . (see pic)
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=403802&stc=1
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    How far is the Bimini run, and water conditions ?...

    Thanks! In my case, the rack itself is kind of a "suggestion" for the cargo. I had a strap across the two fuel tanks and another across the Yeti. The straps held all items to the deck while the...
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    I really like your design, but I would be...

    I really like your design, but I would be cautious with using the PVC tube as your anchor to the back of the ski. I use to do the same thing with my rack, and eventually the PVC gave, and broke at...
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    Confused on why this is a liability ? I have...

    Confused on why this is a liability ? I have actually had to go into the water twice to get sea weed out of the jet inlet, and just stepped back up using the step in the back ...
    Maybe they removed...
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    No progress made on Version 2.0, but I made some...

    No progress made on Version 2.0, but I made some changes to the rack, specifically to provide mounting loops vs using the pvc tube as the support, and risking the tie downs cracking it again.
    I used...
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    The battery on the Ski is a starting battery, and...

    The battery on the Ski is a starting battery, and not a deep cycle or marine battery.
    Going below 12.5 volts will tremendously shorten the life of the battery.

    The best way is to go with another...
  13. See my other post with new mount ......

    See my other post with new mount ... http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=214159&page=2&
    Unless you are using a real thru-hull transducer, you will loose a lot of the functionality by...
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    I had the same issue, through hall worked like...

    I had the same issue, through hall worked like crap. I did not want to put any holes in the hall so I made an adapter to mount behind the swim step out of 1/8 inch aluminum.
    It actually worked out...
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    There is a middle tube running down the middle. I...

    There is a middle tube running down the middle. I strap that to the ski hook under the seat ... However, I'm finding that seems to be the weakest point because it directly pulls against the weakest...
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    i just cleaned the dust off, and sprayed it ......

    i just cleaned the dust off, and sprayed it ... It sticks really well ... However, trick is to have the cans heat up in the sun, because the stuff is very thick, and it will not spray if the can is...
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    Truck bedliner paint applied, Cutting board added, and Fishfinder moved!

    Here are some picks of the final design, and color after spraying with truck bedliner paint.
    The paint is amazing, it is so hardened that smashing it with a hammer doesn't even chip the paint ..
    ...
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    Yes....
  19. I think you should put your theories to test ......

    Amps by itself is not a useful measure for usable capacity. Amp-hours or sustained current at a given terminal voltage is more pertinent.

    I have not checked the math for your particular capacitor...
  20. Sorry for the confusion, but obviously I would...

    Amps by itself is not a useful measure for usable capacity. Amp-hours or sustained current at a given terminal voltage is more pertinent.

    I have not checked the math for your particular capacitor...
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    Last trip, I caught my limit of rockfish, which...

    Last trip, I caught my limit of rockfish, which was probably about 25 to 30 pounds of fish ..
    I can easily sit on top of the chest, and it will support my weight..
    The key is were you place the...
  22. That power pack is about 5 of the 24 Batteries...

    That power pack is about 5 of the 24 Batteries that I used for my pack .. to give your the 13 AH - they are counting each batteries individually, and bumping up the voltage, which is a joke .. That...
  23. I bought this off ebay ... I have tested this on...

    I bought this off ebay ... I have tested this on cars up to 6 cyl - Starts them just fine ... You can even carry a small solar panel, if you don't want a second battery... The only thing you have ot...
  24. The separate battery serves as 2 functions: 1)...

    The separate battery serves as 2 functions:
    1) It's less intrusive - no extra holes needed to run the wire to the back of the ski
    2) It's a failsafe .. I carry a very small D-Cell size capacitor...
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