Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Big Duck Cushion Measurements

dinette head back (also dinette rear back) 

dinette head back (also dinette rear back)

dinette head seat

dinette rear seat

storage of settee filler


lower bunk

lower bunk




settee bow back
settee bow back


settee rear back

settee rear back

settee back


settee back

helm

helm

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LED's for the Boat

My boat is 45 years old. I've got three different kind of bulbs in the cabin and a couple different kinds for navigation and another two for the trailer. They're all incandescent so I thought I'd look into LED's...but I wanted to compare the different kinds of LED's against my current bulbs. This is far from a scientific endeavor, but it did satisfy my curiosity.

I made a rack to hold 11 lights and used a 120vac to DC power source. I ran it at 14.2 volts so when they were all lit I still had 12vdc.


The main comparison was the first 4. 
#1 is an 1157 on low. That's the bulb used for tail/stop on the trailer - it was in the tail light mode.
#2 is an LED version of the same 1157 in the same tail light mode.
#3 is the same #2 but in both tail and stop mode
#4 is the same as #1 in both tail and stop mode.
#6 is a nav light
#10 is a stickyback array that came with adapters for several different sockets.
My favorite is the one that looks like a paddle - it ran  bright and cold. It only has a single active side, but it lights either way. I'm using it here in a bayonet adapter for the red and green - it fits directly in some interior lights.
My anchor light(s) are similar to #3 but with the marine double bayonet base.




14.2 volts
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Amps
0.61
0.12
0.44
2.43
0.15
0.58
0.09
0.19
0.12
0.39
0.05
Watts
8.662
1.704
6.248
34.506
2.13
8.236
1.278
2.698
1.704
5.538
0.71
Temp
140
124
214
210
144
110
109
120
102
119
92

BL
LL
LH
BH
L
B
L
L
L
L
L


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