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Cane Pole
10-31-2013, 04:05 PM
I am in the process of building my swivel mount instrument panel. The instrument panel will swing out of the way when not in use. I finished my YAW gauge. It is a modified voltmeter. I am building a YAW control circuit to control the YAW meter. This gauge will display the relative position of the engine with respect to center of the boat. I can look at the gauge and determine engine position without looking back at the engine.

I needed a tach to help determine the prop I need. All this stuff cost less than a trip to the dealer to tell me what prop I need since they would have to put the boat in the water and tach it out.


http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z157/Tlewis38344/IMG_0292_zpsd2fd8520.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/user/Tlewis38344/media/IMG_0292_zpsd2fd8520.jpg.html)

Scrapper
10-31-2013, 06:28 PM
Is your YAW gauge similar to tilt/trim gauge??

Sweet setup...this is for the boat with the tiller steer??

Would work well on a stick steer boat also.

CrappiePappy
10-31-2013, 07:11 PM
Is your YAW gauge similar to tilt/trim gauge??

Sweet setup...this is for the boat with the tiller steer??

Would work well on a stick steer boat also.

Would work well on a stick steer boat also.[/QUOTE]

Scrapper ... if these gauges are for the new Pondtoon, I'd classify it more as a "Nintendo Steer" boat :Rofl (or maybe a Hoveround Steer boat) since he steers it with a joystick :biggrin

... cp :kewl

rnvinc
10-31-2013, 07:44 PM
The joystick control on the "Pondtoon" is the coolest thing I've ever seen...

:ThumbsUp

Rickie

Tracker123
10-31-2013, 08:06 PM
Yaw gauge is interesting, wouldn't know how to use it without rudder pedals. Tilt/trim on a horizontal axis?

Cane Pole
10-31-2013, 09:00 PM
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KDAVID1
10-31-2013, 09:04 PM
show off:)

Cane Pole
10-31-2013, 09:04 PM
Is your YAW gauge similar to tilt/trim gauge??

Sweet setup...this is for the boat with the tiller steer??

Would work well on a stick steer boat also.

Joystick steering control.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z157/Tlewis38344/A%20New%20Pondtoon/IMG_0283640x480_zps7ecb6422.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/user/Tlewis38344/media/A%20New%20Pondtoon/IMG_0283640x480_zps7ecb6422.jpg.html)

skeetbum
10-31-2013, 09:46 PM
Would yaw be the same as crabbing an aircraft as is done on landing? It looks to me like a sideways trim guage to show the attitude of the motor, as in it's turned left or right. Cool stuff Tom. Haven't been home much but there's a package coming your way in the near future.

Scrapper
10-31-2013, 10:36 PM
Oh...I'm with you now... :Doh: I didn't know it was that. Didn't realize it was a joystick control. Thats some sweet stuff right there!! So no...it wouldn't be tilt/trim...but left/right. lol. Awsome setup. You are the MAN!!

shipahoy41
11-01-2013, 06:05 AM
Wow Tom. You are a creative and inventive genius. I love your ideas and how you think out of the box.

Cane Pole
11-01-2013, 07:51 AM
Would yaw be the same as crabbing an aircraft as is done on landing? It looks to me like a sideways trim guage to show the attitude of the motor, as in it's turned left or right. Cool stuff Tom. Haven't been home much but there's a package coming your way in the near future.

No rush. I have plenty to do besides fish. ha

Cane Pole
11-01-2013, 06:19 PM
Wow Tom. You are a creative and inventive genius. I love your ideas and how you think out of the box.

Thank you for the compliments Ship. Exercising my brain is by far more strenuous than exercising my mouth, or, should I say exercising my keyboard.... ha

THANKS AGAIN

your pal

TOM

RCC
11-02-2013, 10:32 PM
I need all of Cane Poles projects put together in one sticky where I can read through them all without searching. Some one make this happen chop chop.

Good stuff.

callen
11-03-2013, 07:21 AM
Sir, you consistently Impress me! :HandsClapping

Charliee
11-03-2013, 08:07 AM
I bet his next accessory will be a variable pitch prop.