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Cane Pole
07-13-2013, 12:10 PM
A little progress rundown about my new boat project. Had my friend Mr. T at the Tn Technical College machine cut and mount the joystick in this 5x5 cast aluminum waterproof box. Perfect fit. I have chosen to use the V Lock for mounting the box. I like the spring loaded lanyard release which should may it easy on my arthritic hands. I don't know exactly how/where I will mount the box until the boat arrives.

The electronics has/is performing flawlessly when steering my Jon Boat. I am betting my life on my own capabilities. Actually, linear actuators are more reliable than cable steer. Ask any airline pilot. ha

This is a steer by wire system, just like F35 (kinda). I am having a special linear actuator made that is water repellant or I should say it is submersible.

Comments are welcome, pros and cons.

CrappiePappy
07-13-2013, 12:36 PM
a "Hoveround" pondtoon steering system .... cool !!!

... cp :kewl

jaxsprat
07-13-2013, 01:09 PM
Maybe you should be making these items up in triplicate or 10 at a time, then you could sell us on C.C a whole set for boat so we could order ourselves a boat set up by you. Hey you could charge us a few bucks over your cost to defray your expenses(well some of them) then you would have new boat rigged for free(parts wise) and 10 of the happiest fisherman around. could name the boats Cane Pole Jr.'s:Rofl:Rofl:Rofl
Sounds like you are having a ball setting up your new boat.....................

M R Dux
07-13-2013, 02:09 PM
Tom, I admire the technology and work that you put into all the helpful items you have shown here. Folks like you are what have made this country great. I'm afraid our generation will be the last that care.

jeepguyjames
07-13-2013, 03:18 PM
thats very interesting........ how bout next time make it steer off a wirless wii controller.......ha....... alway fun to see what your up to next..... good work

Cane Pole
07-13-2013, 04:06 PM
I could do a Wii controller. They pretty simple. However, solar flares interfere with radio communications and might turn my water craft into a "landing craft".:dono

I believe the solar flares of late (last 10-15 yrs) are a major contributor to the so called global warming. NASA is looking at the flares now with one of the new "Go Pro" satellites.:Rofl

jeepguyjames
07-13-2013, 05:40 PM
that could make things interesting......far as global warming, my theory involves political figures and all the hot air & crap that flows forth from them........how about a jet engine to go along with the jet like steering? think we can hook somthing like that up to my ole bass boat?????????Id be the talk of the local tourney series :Rofl
I could do a Wii controller. They pretty simple. However, solar flares interfere with radio communications and might turn my water craft into a "landing craft".:dono

I believe the solar flares of late (last 10-15 yrs) are a major contributor to the so called global warming. NASA is looking at the flares now with one of the new "Go Pro" satellites.:Rofl

Cane Pole
07-13-2013, 07:51 PM
I can do rockets, not up on jets.

genec
07-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Canepole you are alright,keep up the good work.

Don G
07-13-2013, 08:26 PM
Billbob & I will see all the new gadgets Wednesday. Can't wait.

Cane Pole
07-13-2013, 09:36 PM
Billbob & I will see all the new gadgets Wednesday. Can't wait.

We gonna treat him to KFC for his birthday. Bring your cholesterol pills.

Don G
07-14-2013, 08:41 AM
We gonna treat him to KFC for his birthday. Bring your cholesterol pills.

Tom, will we be going to the "one stop does all" service station for breakfast?

Donald@CrappieLogic
07-14-2013, 09:04 AM
Tom, I admire the technology and work that you put into all the helpful items you have shown here. Folks like you are what have made this country great. I'm afraid our generation will be the last that care.and I think you are correct sir

Cane Pole
07-14-2013, 09:42 AM
Tom, will we be going to the "one stop does all" service station for breakfast?

Yeo! Bring extra dose of cholesterol pills. ha

skeetbum
07-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Smooth Tom, nothing but smooth. Excellent work with an idea the rest of us scratch our heads over.

Bartman
07-14-2013, 07:33 PM
Looks great...I think I would have to send the aluminum components out to be anodized.

Cane Pole
07-14-2013, 08:50 PM
Looks great...I think I would have to send the aluminum components out to be anodized.

I was gonna use a plastic box, but I got some grandkids that are idiots.

BoarBuster
07-14-2013, 09:20 PM
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