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ricknriver last won the day on September 18 2020

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About ricknriver

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  • Birthday 07/15/1942

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    Washington & Lake Royale NC & Viera FL
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    Small craft sailing, power boating, canoe and kayak paddling, travel, USN & USCG Auxiliary Retired.
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  1. Thanks for the feedback Joe and results with your Torquedo 1103 and EC22. Nice speed and range. Safe sailing. RickZ
  2. Hi, Interest growing on electric propulsion. FYI There are some new discussions on the B and B Forum in recent days (Nov 2020) and pending applications for 10-12' small craft. As these plans hit the water hopefully we'll gather more data on different (and maybe new) brands/models, configurations, speeds and ranges. Be Safe, R
  3. I used a 55# Minn Kota with a 27 Deep Cycle AGM on your CS15 and it worked well in windless calm lake water for a few hours messing around, and very little battery use. Couldn't drag a swamped 14 and skipper very well to the beach that day though. I'd try to borrow some 35-45# MKs/MGs to try on one of your similar small craft and see how they do. The 27 AGM is very heavy though, and I'm thinking a much lighter 50ah (17#) -100ah Lithiums with the 55# MK for my upcoming Amanda 12 this spring. Or, maybe 2 55ah for our paddlecraft (with their small MKs), that I can wire in parallel for the Am
  4. Good Old 12' Generation III Porta-Bote with plywood seats. Handy utility boat/explorer. Had small crack in one upper transom fold so sealed all transom folds with flex tape in and out. Foam flotation on interior sides and seat tops, includes original aluminum factory oars, kayak-style dolly, & home-built floor panels. Folds flat to about 7" with seats removed. Easy to assemble. Hull weighs about 75# with seats removed. Well traveled, then In storage many years. No telling how many folds/unfolds she has left. Google Porta-Bote for more details. Now assembled. Sold as package only. Locat
  5. Tks for the updates. Hope Graham will be enjoying good weather and "tight lines". Nice number on the 3 nmg, at 18Kts.
  6. Welcome to NC and the CS and B&B Family. Wishing you and Sophie great safe sailing fun around Oriental and beyond. Mick n RickZ
  7. Great recap of these family adventures with Norma T. Safe & happy sailing. Tks, RickZ
  8. Looks Great! Wishing you all fun and safe adventures. R
  9. She's looking great! Tks for sharing. Love the lettering on the dock. Everyone should copy it. Have a fun safe fall sailing season. R
  10. Nice build. Graham or Alan at B&B may be able to cut you a boom CB & Rudder within your budget. Then would just have to do the finish sanding. Hate to have you miss out sailing her after all the work. Just thoughts, R
  11. Hi, Thank you for the data on your motor and battery use. Your results are similar to other portable electric auxiliary motors on small boats I've read about Joe's comments on wind and current use are very valuable, and cautionary, if venturing offshore or even in windy/high current inshore adventures. The small solar panel (~12"x12") on the roof of my motor home automatically trickle charges my 12v house batteries 24/7 and apparently the charging current goes through a controller within the motor home's electrical system. My readings indicate a solar charge controller is required. Will ch
  12. Thanks Alan, I think we all appreciate B&B going the extra mile to help with challenges and create best possible experiences for the B&B "Bunch'. R
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