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Old 10-31-2016, 05:16 PM
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Wow, you guys are making some amazing progress.
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If you need a switch panel for the boat please reach out to me via EMAIL. We often donate to these kids of efforts as a way to say thank you!

We would be honored to have one of our custom panels on the boat.

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Thanks so much for the offer. I have already purchased the switch panel. Our issue now is where and how to mount the Garmin 741xs. If any one has an idea please feel free to send it our way. Right now we are thinking a navpod with pole mounts.
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I had a Poneer with a small console. I used a piece of pvc pipe under the mount to get it mounted in a place where there was not enough console space flat space. I was able to use one large stainless bolt through the mount and down the center of the pvc and into the console. I have found those ram mounts shake a lot in small boats.
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Looks good. May I ask a question. How do you get funding for these projects?
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Great Question.There is no funding. The owner buys all the parts and supplies .We charge a fee to the owner for the labor. In this case I purchase all my parts and will make a sizeable donation to the program. We are not allowed to compete with industry so all our projects belong to students and teachers at our school
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Great thread. wish someone had shown me how to do all of this
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Originally Posted by wmalloy382 View Post
Great thread. wish someone had shown me how to do all of this
We had an auotmotive class in high school and it was one of my favorite times as a student.. We learned so much, not just about cars/trucks, but about life from our wonderful shop teacher.
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Awesome thread and awesome job OP!
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Hands on training is the only way to go. Great job.
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Last minute touch up sanding. Carb build on mower and water pump on Honda 90 outboard. Really doing a lot of class work and Briggs and Stratton hands on behind the scenes. In two weeks my students will be taking the Small engine certification. The test is given by Briggs and Stratton and is the real deal industry certification. Its not like tee ball where every one gets a trophy . They must make a 75 or higher in all five areas of the test.
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Theory of operation, Governor Systems, Fuel systems, Ignition Systems and Compression/Leak down.
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What school? Looks great!
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Hats off to you Sir! Your young men have a great start in life thanks to you.

That small console finished out great.
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Our school is the Bryant Career Technical Center. We are in Mobile,Al and have 15 programs.
Our students come from Theodore,BC Rain, Baker,Davidson and Alma Bryant high schools.
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Originally Posted by tillman View Post
Great Question.There is no funding. The owner buys all the parts and supplies .We charge a fee to the owner for the labor. In this case I purchase all my parts and will make a sizeable donation to the program. We are not allowed to compete with industry so all our projects belong to students and teachers at our school
So in this case you purchased the boat and parts and will pay a labor fee. Others who bring mowers provide the parts and pay some labor? Great way to teach kids about different careers and if they choose a different course in life, Great life skills.

HMM, I have a Technical Center down from my office maybe they can fix my generator?
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Next time someone starts a thread about "How Hard Is It To Replace An Impeller" we can just tell them its a four man job. LOL
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineMike View Post
If you need a switch panel for the boat please reach out to me via EMAIL. We often donate to these kids of efforts as a way to say thank you!

We would be honored to have one of our custom panels on the boat.

Mike
You just earned my future business. . . . .
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That is correct. Now I do get funding for shop tools and supplies. When you have around 30 students washing their hands around 3 times a day just the hand cleaner and paper towels get expensive.
The money we make in the shop is used for field trips,cookouts,etc
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Where do you get your projects? I've seen a few lawn mowers in the thread, are you interested in a donation? I have a husqvarna that was running rough before weld on axle gave out and wheel fell off; I just decided to replace. I was planning to toss out.
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This is such a great program for these students. Have enjoyed your progress posts.

I did Google your center and was impressed. I attended a private college prep school and did not have any programs like this available. Would have been nice to add some instruction like this to my education.

Take a few minutes to watch the video about the program.

http://www.schooltube.com/video/e7e5...tional%20Video

Good job to all.

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