Friday, April 3, 2009

Decked Out Dinghy

You may remember Dinghy from a previous post. Well, Dinghy has undergone a makeover. Dinghy is now equipped with a solar light for Dinghy’s bow. (Go Green!) Plus a Sunsei 1.5 watt solar panel to charge Dinghy’s deep cycle battery that powers Dinghy’s 30 lb. thrust Minn Kota trolling motor which is controlled with a foot pedal. (Go Green, again!) A while back, I added padding and vinyl to Dinghy’s seats for added comfort. I keep Dinghy’s oars on board in case of an emergency, plus a chamois to dry the seats when necessary, and 2 life jackets stowed beneath the seat to avoid being harassed by the Harbor Police. Dinghy is finally COMPLETE! And the best part is Dinghy cruises in complete silence. Perfect for sneak attacks. ;)

Dinghy: BEFORE

Dinghy: AFTER

$4 Solar Light courtesy of Home Depot

Sunsei Solar Panel

Deep Cycle Battery

Minn Kota Trolling Motor

Foot Pedal

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