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Old 08-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #41
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Ok guys....here's the finished product. It's colors include Perkins blue, silver and FlyWright burgundy. Obviously I lack the creative artist gene so I had to go with stripes. My freehand art often gets confused with scribbling.



It's a 12V fan and a 12V pump. The power supply it's connected to is a 1.5A power supply. The fan is a 2-speed fan, but it apparently cavitates on high due to the low volume of incoming air. The sound level is much lower on low and I measured no difference in outflowing air temperature. I will connect it to a 12V power plug cord on the boat.

Here are the "before and after" shots of the temps today in my garage showing a nearly 20 degree F difference.





The airflow is not enough to cool a garage, but it might work well to drop the boat salon temp 5-10 degrees. It would also be helpful when directed toward a workbench or table when working in a warm setting such as a garage.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:38 PM   #42
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I would have been done a couple of days ago, but I had to paint it. I didn't want some butt-ugly chlorine-tab bucket messing up the decks of FlyWright.

Besides, I've got plenty of fishing crap to accomplish that!
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:02 PM   #44
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Looks good Al
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:54 AM   #46
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Fantastic job, Al!
Just remember that with evaporative cooling you don't want to seal off the room by closing all windows and doors. This will raise the room's humidity to a level where the cooler no longer is effective. Allow decent incoming and outgoing airflow, and the temperature will continue to decline. Experiment with which vent/windows are most effective.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:52 PM   #47
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Agreed. We used them in Arizona in the 70s....lived there for 5 1/2 years.

Maybe I should send this one to you in the desert, Auscan! Are you still there and can you use it?
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:54 PM   #48
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Don't know about the Delta specifically, but back when I lived out there a lot of folks in the valley and further up (Amador County) used swamp coolers with reasonable success.

As to prior comments regarding the climates in the Bay Area, the wrongly attributed to Mark Twain quote seems to apply: "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Spent many a chill night standing forward capstan watches on fleet submarines (about 18" off the water) around Hunter's Point and Vallejo.
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Have my doubts FlyWright's device will not tip over as a result of a large wake or natural wave. A wider base and narrower top would seem to be more stable. ... Had a warm yet comfortable cruise eastward in San Pablo Bay earlier this week. The Bay was calm, with an easy breeze following the 2.5-knot tidal push toward Vallejo.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:27 PM   #51
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Have my doubts FlyWright's device will not tip over as a result of a large wake or natural wave. A wider base and narrower top would seem to be more stable. ... Had a warm yet comfortable cruise eastward in San Pablo Bay earlier this week. The Bay was calm, with an easy breeze following the 2.5-knot tidal push toward Vallejo.
Always a possibility, but less of an issue on the delta where it would be used than the bay. TBH, it might never see service on the boat. We'll see...
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You guys crack me up. A redneck swamp cooler. Can I get one in camo?
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Agreed. We used them in Arizona in the 70s....lived there for 5 1/2 years.

Maybe I should send this one to you in the desert, Auscan! Are you still there and can you use it?
Thanks for the offer Al, but I've escaped the desert for a bit of a holiday in the Ionian Sea. Its fairly humid here, so so not much use at the moment.
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Thanks for the offer Al, but I've escaped the desert for a bit of a holiday in the Ionian Sea. Its fairly humid here, so so not much use at the moment.
Glad to hear that you're out of that quagmire and enjoying a well-deserved holiday. I bet you're enjoying some humidity.

Bligh, camo paint would have been the perfect paint job. Wish I had thought of that!! Maybe even a camo wrap.
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