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Catman



Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1364
City/Region: Seattle
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2017
C-Dory Model: 23 Venture
Vessel Name: Songbird (Bambina, 16')
Photos: Bambina
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat, I'm honored! I was lab tested recently and found to contain less than four per cent engineer. So the fact I can influence anyone on anything technical really turns my prop. Inducing even low tech's a thrill.

While some laughed at my choice, others politely said nothing in stunned silence, witnessing a mugwump stuck in the 60's. Builders NMI couldn't recall the last boat sent out the door sans electric. But after 3,000 hours in my 16' Angler, I found maybe two dozen times I wished I'd had electric wipers for an hour or so. I just don't want to turn them on and off 500 times when it rains, when I can reach and swipe every 30 seconds or so--like Monday's four hour rain cruise. But if electric wipers were as reliable and featured six intervals like my Suburu, yeah, I'd invite that aboard. But I hope you're as satisfied with yours as I am with mine. I recall Mark Toland and his dad preferred simplicity, and years ago influenced me on this.
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ssobol



Joined: 27 Oct 2012
Posts: 1804
City/Region: Leesburg
State or Province: VA
C-Dory Year: 2008
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: SoBELLE
Photos: SoBelle
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catman wrote:
Pat, I'm honored! I was lab tested recently and found to contain less than four per cent engineer. So the fact I can influence anyone on anything technical really turns my prop. Inducing even low tech's a thrill.

While some laughed at my choice, others politely said nothing in stunned silence, witnessing a mugwump stuck in the 60's. Builders NMI couldn't recall the last boat sent out the door sans electric. But after 3,000 hours in my 16' Angler, I found maybe two dozen times I wished I'd had electric wipers for an hour or so. I just don't want to turn them on and off 500 times when it rains, when I can reach and swipe every 30 seconds or so--like Monday's four hour rain cruise. But if electric wipers were as reliable and featured six intervals like my Suburu, yeah, I'd invite that aboard. But I hope you're as satisfied with yours as I am with mine. I recall Mark Toland and his dad preferred simplicity, and years ago influenced me on this.


There was a mod posted somewhere here that allowed for installation of a momentary switch that would activate the wipers for one sweep. The OP had a button for each wiper. I did this but I used a double throw momentary rocker switch that is placed right near the helm wheel. Very convenient.

All you really need is a momentary switch in parallel to the normal switch for each wiper.
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