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Old 12-29-2000, 08:36 AM   #1
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Hey Rt

Watching movies while you sturgeon fish sounds fun on really slow days. That way you almost never set the hook to soon.

The big question how long will a battery last? can you make to the end of a 2 hour movie on 1 extra battery? The real question how do you pop the popcorn???

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Old 12-30-2000, 12:32 AM   #2
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Hi Jet,

I'll have to turn this Q over to Bill. He has so many high tech things on his boat. I think he has 2 high capacity batteries and a charging alternator in the trolling motor in addition to the big one. I wonder if he put a power amplifying coil off the batteries, hooked in series/tandem, we could get a microwave oven to work? Really don't need it with his propane heater/cooker. If it weren't environmentally unfriendly I'd suggest a light duty Honda generator up in his bow section outside the canvas cabin. The sky's the limit with that setup? - Steve
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Old 12-29-2000, 02:06 PM   #3
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For the electric toys such as downriggers, extra sonar, GPS, TV/VCR, Underwater camera and so on I have 2 deep cycle marine batteries hooked together on one circuit. A single battery of this type will be pretty dead after 1 movie. If things get low I can start the 9.9 and that charges the 2 batteries also. 2 days Before I go fishing I plug in the onboard charger to start out with fully charged Bateries. This set up is hooked to position 2 on the Perko switch only for back up to postion 1 battery that is a monster Group 31 truck battery to crank the big engine and run most of the standard circuits that came in the boat.

Almost 5 years of adding toys and wires has things a little complex for a stranger on the boat to figure out so I often tell people "If you have not been checked out to fly the space shuttle....don't touch anything" jk!!!

Popcorn ...jiffie pop on propane heater!

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Old 12-29-2000, 04:09 PM   #4
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You must have a pretty good size boat,22-24?? to carry all of the toys you have, hmmm... maybe I should have bought a bigger boat. A 18.5 Weldcraft works well just for fishing but when a guy uses his boat as a movie theater??? I guess I should have stepped it up 3-5 more feet. Mrs Jet says NO more boat trading!!! and 2 foot itis will not happen again.

That is what she thinks, in a few years you never know?? I guess 1 Alum. with heat and jet is better that the two boats I used to have.

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Old 12-30-2000, 10:20 PM   #5
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What's the big deal... I have had the pleasure to fish with Bill (a nice guy) I have all that stuff and more in my 16' driftboat...

That's why I got the name Gizmo Man. As my friend Harvey tells everyone "Walt has every know gadget and gizmo known to man in his boats"

Bill its a pleasure to fish with you on that well outfitted boat....

Walt the gizmo man

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Old 12-31-2000, 11:34 AM   #6
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Giz forgot to tell you that when you take him fishing he brings 6 duffle bags full of all those toys he has....that is why you need a 22' boat.

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