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1 hour ago, CarlSpackler said:

Small generator perhaps?

Or possibly run by battery with a dc/ac converter...

Not sure how feasible adding 100lbs on the cart roof will be?

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I am thinking one of those units you see on top of an ice cream truck... might that work?

I know I can get it to work in photoshop! 

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43 minutes ago, Vinny Cap said:

I am thinking one of those units you see on top of an ice cream truck... might that work?

I know I can get it to work in photoshop! 

 Coleman makes smaller units. I'm thinking this could work!

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43 minutes ago, Vinny Cap said:

I am thinking one of those units you see on top of an ice cream truck... might that work?

It defiantly would help keep the brewski's chilled....  :beer:
Nothing worse than a warm beer ...
 

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On 1/16/2017 at 7:05 AM, CarlSpackler said:

I'm thinking of a small unit mounted to the top of the cart like you would see on a pop up camper. Coleman has a line of small AC units. Powering it could be interesting. Small generator perhaps?

Solar?

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4 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Solar?

I don't thing solar would work  I'm not an engineer but the unit would have to run from batteries that would be recharged by a solar panel. I'm thinking that would be way too much weight. A small Honda generator could probably run it at half (or less) of the weight.

 

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One benefit you guys have up in the great white north is that you are forced to rest all those little nagging injuries and let them heal up. 

I've got soreness in my right wrist and some minor soreness in my lower back and in my foot, but with the temperatures in the 70s down here, I don't want to stop practicing and playing.  I'm waiting for a cold snap to force me indoors for a week so I can heal up. 

 

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8 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

I don't thing solar would work  I'm not an engineer but the unit would have to run from batteries that would be recharged by a solar panel. I'm thinking that would be way too much weight. A small Honda generator could probably run it at half (or less) of the weight.

26 pounds.

http://www.freecleansolar.com/150W-12V-Solar-Panel-Zebra-Energy-ZBR-150P-p/zbr-150p.htm

 

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  • Solar Panel Model Zebra Energy ZBR-150P
  • STC DC Watts Maximum Power Pmax: 150 W
  • PTC DC Watts Maximum Power Pmax: not listed
  • Module Efficiency: 14.70%
  • Maximum Power Voltage Vmp (V): 19.1V
  • Maximum Power Current Imp (A): 7.85A
  • Open Circuit Voltage Voc (V): 23.0V
  • Short Circuit Current Isc (A): 8.95A
  • Maximum system voltage: 600V UL
  • Maximum series fuse rating: 10A
  • Cells per module: 36
  • Cell Type: Poly-crystalline silicon
  • Frame: Anodized Aluminum Alloy
  • Glass: High transparent, low-iron tempered solar glass
  • Dimensions: 58.2 x 26.4 x 1.0 inches
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • Connector Type: MC4
  • Output cables: 12 AWG
  • Product Warranty: 10 years material and workmanship
  • Performance Guarantee: 25 years linear power output guarantee
  • Fire Safety Classification: Class C
  • Certifications: UL 1703, CEC, IEC 61215, IEC/EN 61730
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40F to +185F
  • Mechanical Load Capability up to 5400 Pa
  • Front Load (snow) Test: 5400 Pa (112.8 PSF)
  • Rear static load (wind) test: 2400Pa
  • Hailstone impact test: 1 inch hail at 43 MPH from 1m distance

Hey, replace the roof of the golf cart with one of these!

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Just now, CarlSpackler said:

Honestly, the heat doesn't bother me that much. I just park in the shade and have some Gatorade. 

I'm the opposite. I actually prefer playing in 50F to 60F temperatures. The ball doesn't go as far, but it's much more comfortable.

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37 minutes ago, Lihu said:

I'm the opposite. I actually prefer playing in 50F to 60F temperatures. The ball doesn't go as far, but it's much more comfortable.

The weather this week is absolutely PERFECT. Temps right around 80*F and low humidity with a light breeze. This makes me happy happy happy.

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It got up to about ~68F yesterday for the majority of the afternoon (noon until ~4 or 5).

I took half a day off work because I spent most of the weekend at work :mad:

I just wish I could have hit the ball well! Conditions were fine (except for the wind) but I couldn't get my club on the ball! I skulled 4 balls in less than 5 holes. I skulled my tee shot on #5 said screw it, turned my push cart around after picking up my ball and went home :-(

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23 hours ago, CarlSpackler said:

 Coleman makes smaller units. I'm thinking this could work!

Lets get this going.  I wouldn't mind making a fortune off this and retiring well before 65!!!

23 hours ago, Club Rat said:

It defiantly would help keep the brewski's chilled....  :beer:
Nothing worse than a warm beer ...
 

I use to have a Harley FLHT that we converted the hard bags to cold units.  I could carry 22 ice cold beers anywhere!  Miss that bike.

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1 hour ago, Vinny Cap said:

Lets get this going.  I wouldn't mind making a fortune off this and retiring well before 65!!!

I use to have a Harley FLHT that we converted the hard bags to cold units.  I could carry 22 ice cold beers anywhere!  Miss that bike.

I just bought a FLSTC back in March. It's beautiful riding weather down here which is enhancing my winter happiness.

IMG_4777.JPGPhoto evidence. 

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On 1/20/2017 at 10:13 AM, CarlSpackler said:

I just bought a FLSTC back in March. It's beautiful riding weather down here which is enhancing my winter happiness.

IMG_4777.JPGPhoto evidence. 

That's a pretty sweet ride CS!

I miss mine.  I use to bring my bike down when I would go to FL for the winter.  Ahhhh, the good old days!

Have fun ridding and be safe!  All those blue haired, white knucklers looking for the cheapest buffet will kill you on a bike.  I have many stories!

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