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by jknkboaters
Fri May 16, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: LF Electric bilge pump installation kit
Replies: 7
Views: 3991

Re: LF Electric bilge pump installation kit

Or if you don't want to DIY from scratch: http://jtkcanoes.110mb.com/#Products -Ray The website mentioned by Ray has moved to: http://jtkcanoes.weebly.com/products/ It also lists a lot of questions about batteries and the maintenance required for an electric bilge pump system. Here is one tip - kee...
by jknkboaters
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Wanted: a lightweight, waterproof pump battery
Replies: 10
Views: 3897

Re: Wanted: a lightweight, waterproof pump battery

Here is some information on SLA batteries - charging and securing. SLA batteries should not be discharged more than 50-60%. If you fully discharge a SLA battery, it will lose its charging capacity and may not even be rechargeable. Attwood T1200 use about 3.25 amps to power it. A 4.5 Ahr SLA can be o...
by jknkboaters
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Protecting royalite? Foam exposed
Replies: 14
Views: 5604

Re: Protecting royalite? Foam exposed

I too would use G Flex, thickened with silica powder, to fill in the exposed foam core and build it up to flush with the adjacent hull, then use unthickened G Flex and cloth over the repair overlapping onto intact hull by about 2 inches. Some have reported good results filling in the foam core with...
by jknkboaters
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Just Starting out? Check here!
Topic: Knees and Ankles are killing me... suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 9488

Re: Knees and Ankles are killing me... suggestions?

To increase your ankle comfort, try a pair of ankle blocks. You can add some ankle blocks made of minicell. Here is a link to some adjustable ankle blocks for whitewater canoes. http://ankleblocks.weebly.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; He uses Velcro to attach them to the boat, ni...
by jknkboaters
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: revisiting the venerable grunch pad...
Replies: 19
Views: 4224

Re: revisiting the venerable grunch pad...

7 boats times 2 kevlar pads each... We looked at the West Systems coverage specs : http://www.westsystem.com/ss/coating-quantity" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A quart is supposed to give you about 100 SF on a porous surface. I'm looking at a little over a square yard of felt, call ...
by jknkboaters
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: SOLD Dagger Ovation - AVL NC
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Re: Dagger Ovation - AVL NC

My wife paddles an Ovation and maybe interested in a backup.

Does the Ovation have airbags? I'm located in Chattanooga, TN, would you meet me half way?

Jim
jknkboaters[at]yahoo.com
by jknkboaters
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Kokatat Drysuit SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Kokatat Drysuit FOR SALE

Todhunter wrote:Dropped the price.

What's the revised drysuit price? I'd be interested at $500.00.
by jknkboaters
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Anybody bought a bilge system from this guy?
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Use a Fuse On An Electric Bilge Pump

You don't need a fuse using an SLA battery . Do you want to fry a 0.35 cent fuse or a $38.95 bilge pump motor? I'm thinking you would prefer the fuse. A fuse holder is not much money for the protection. You can cut corners and get away with it most of the time, but eventually murphy's laws happens ...
by jknkboaters
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Rapid Runner Bilge Systems
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Electric Bilge Pumps for Whitewater Canoes

ezwater, Don't know anything about these people or their product, but someone else posted a reference to them some time ago. Take a look. http://jtkcanoes.110mb.com/ Marc The website has moved from http://jtkcanoes.110mb.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to the following location:...
by jknkboaters
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: bilge pumps
Replies: 14
Views: 2546

Electric Bilge Pumps for Whitewater Canoes

This website answers alot of questions about electric bilge pumps for whitewater canoes.

http://jtkcanoes.weebly.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It has several categories:
Parts List
Questions & Answers
Products
Electric Bilge Pump Benefits
Photos of Installed Bilge Pump Kit
by jknkboaters
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How to build a pump system for an open boat
Replies: 17
Views: 8761

Electric Bilge Pump Website URL change

Check out this site for other Q&As on electric bilge pumps for whitewater canoes: http://jtkcanoes.110mb.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (website has moved, see below) Thanks for the great do-it-yourself article, job well done. Still like the article - just remember that an Attw...
by jknkboaters
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How to build a pump system for an open boat
Replies: 17
Views: 8761

I checked out your step by step instructions for installing dual Attwood V1250s bilge pumps. Great job with the write up and all of the photos. You stated that you need to keep the bilge hoses as short as possible because the 5/8" diameter hose holds a lot of water (that washes back into the boat wh...
by jknkboaters
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: oc electric bilge pumps
Replies: 21
Views: 11811

Get an electric bilge pump from this site: http://jtkcanoes.weebly.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The bilge pump brand is an Attwood T1200 with a 5 Ahr SLA battery. It weights about 5.5 lbs fully installed. The prices are reasonable and the instructions to install the kits are v...
by jknkboaters
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Amperage question
Replies: 21
Views: 6398

Bilge Pump Battery Terminals

Am I reading some of the replies right that a few of you are running lead acid powered pumps without having the battery enclosed in a waterproof box? If so, did you have to cover the terminals with some sort of goop? Or is the water not conductive enough compared to the wires when it gets submerged...