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  1. Poor Man's "Deckadence"

    Yeah and there is a bcker you can put on it as well to help it stay in place.
  2. So last year i did an install of Miners Moss- its a poor man's version of deckadence. it comes in 3'x6' rolls that you have to splice together. Link to the rolls - Miners Moss They also carry this in blue and green to glue the two sheets together i used a plastic adhesive glue - basically plumbing glue but colorless - follow the directions from deckdence to splice it together. I started by trying to template it with plastic paint drop cloth and this didnt work too well so i ended up just cutting it in place in the boat and it turned out really well. I have to get another roll to finish all the way to the bow for for now i'm not overly concerned with updating that part. I may add a backer to it to help hold it in place this year as it did slide around a bit last year - 2019 i'll probably rip the carpet ou and just have this, but currently it just sits on the carpet.
  3. Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Transfer code tested with GPS good to go. only "issue" is the outputs stay high for 2x as long when transferring - not a big deal but just an FYI gates still retract and deploy in about 4 seconds. I'll update the table and the video shortly - Also has auto manual logic now Pin 10 when connected to gnd allows you to run just off the switch with no GPS.
  4. Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    GPS antenna updated
  5. Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    WTW Kansas or Kansas City? - You used my link so Kansas City - Thank you Josh!
  6. Surfgate and Sukgate

    Have you ever done both devices to see what would happen. I plan to do this next year with my new autogate.
  7. The following is a low-cost automated controller based on the Arduino, which can be used for many things — including controlling surf devices. Per Arduino's website: "Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects.” Arduino board are able to read inputs - such as a switch or sensor, and turn it into an output - such as activating a motor. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. If you find this helpful consider making a donation to Wake the World - KC venmo @WTWKC PayPal - Donation Link If you'd like to purchase a pre programmed arduino i have a classified for that HERE So the Arduino beast has been conquered. Parts list and Pin out can be found HERE (or below) Qty Item Price 1 GPS Antenna $12.95 https://www.adafruit.com/product/960 1 Antenna Pigtail $3.95 https://www.adafruit.com/product/851?gclid=Cj0KCQiA9_LRBRDZARIsAAcLXjchVZoCmPlwgVVZKlCfazsKGEdDCh5eYxGi2ogyp8QxA50sWQlEQeMaAltYEALw_wcB 1 Enclosure $32.00 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06ZYXVLT6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 9VDC Power Supply $11.85 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GWCJPC4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 Arduino $12.99 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4LP86I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 GPS Module $20.99 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AW5QYES/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 Screw Shield $9.98 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014SGTP20/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 Jumper Wires $6.98 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZF1ZSZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 Motor Driver $22.69 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X96MNQC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 Rotary Switch $15.86 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LN4LUG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 2 Lenco Fast Actuators $169.97 https://www.marinepartssource.com/newdetails.asp?pnumber=LM15129001&mfg=LENCO%20MARINE&desc=4%201/4%20Stroke%20Actuator%2012%20Volt&mfgno=15129-001 Logic for the non transfer surf devices can be found HERE Libraries needed - Serial Library - GPS Library - you'll need to add these to your online or offline arduino editor library for the code to work properly. Logic for the NEWLY TESTED transfer capable surf devices can be found HERE - only issue is with the way its coded now during a transfer it runs for 8 seconds on each when extending and retracting simultaneously - i could program around it in the future to mitigate this but currently it works so i'm gonna leave as is - cylinders still deploy and retract in 4 seconds but the timer keeps the output on for 8 due to how its programmed. Video of the test with just the switch can be found HERE The gate is set to deploy between 7 and 15 MPH you can edit the logic to change those speeds - Attached are some pictures of the bench test wiring setup - i'll get the final boxed version uploaded sometime in the next week hopefully if my parts show up
  8. Teak Surf Deck

    I will post my project as i plan to use an arduino for control - still trying to figure out how to get GPS data into the arduino currently - but i'll post step by step on that. My larger concern is the physical stuff since i'm a EE the electronics is no problem. But how to mount the gate how large to make it etc. is where i'm currently struggling
  9. Teak Surf Deck

    i've got a 1999 Sunsetter VLX. I assume my angles would be similar to yours do you remember what they were?