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Bob at Compass Boat
05-26-2003, 10:28 PM
Hey sailor,

Haven't seen anything on Lily lately. Have you got her almost finished and going to surprise us with a launching picture?

I know, working so hard don't have time to get on the forum.

Most interested as i would like to build LILY or a similiar electric boat some day.

Thanks

Bob

John Blazy
05-27-2003, 02:20 AM
Electric boats rock. Always start up. Inexpensive. You can have a whisper conversation while going flat out. Easy maintenence. Sustainable eco-friendly. Solar panels allow total independence.
Check out electric boat site (http://www.eboat.org) and link to its forum. Check my link below for my electric boat construction progress.

landlocked sailor
05-27-2003, 07:31 AM
Hi Bob, here is the link to the most recent pictures. http://media5.hypernet.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=007200
I finally got the decks on and am doing some preliminary painting of the storage areas under the seats. I am searching for some hard to find hardware items from the specs, such as 3/4" brass wing nuts! About 130 hours so far. Rick

Wild Dingo
05-27-2003, 08:19 AM
HOLEY FLAMIN GAWD STREWTH JOHN!!! :eek: man thats some photography! :cool:

So whats the trick with usin a digital underwater?? :D beautiful stunning pics mate :cool:

Sorry but I got sideswiped and gobsmaked by Johns photos Rick... your going brilliantly mate Ive heard rumors that its nearly always those flamin little things that can stop yer in yer tracks... like brass wingnuts! :rolleyes:

[ 05-27-2003, 08:21 AM: Message edited by: Wild Dingo ]

John Blazy
05-27-2003, 09:32 AM
Fair Dinkum mate! Why is it that every time I read your posts I hear you in Steve Irwin's (The Croc hunter) voice? :D :D
Glad you appreciate the photography. Lots of great capabilities with the Sony DSC-F707 and its Carl Zeiss lens to go from macro to telephoto in one lens. - JB

Bob at Compass Boat
05-27-2003, 12:48 PM
Rick,

Really looking good. Keep up the good work. Are you planning to follow Bolger's plan for all of the power plant? Would be interested in your costs.

Thanks

Bob V.

landlocked sailor
05-27-2003, 01:54 PM
Yes Bob, I am. He really has worked out the bugs and a number of the boats have been built. Not cheap though. I have been saving reciepts and will calculate the totals at the end. I think I don't want to know right now :rolleyes: The diode itself is oveeer $120! Rick