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    Winter Sailing
    by Graham93 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Rear Admiral)
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    pressonreguardless
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    Good Advice, LiPo's can run away๐Ÿ˜ญ
    jbkiwi
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    Hope you are using a LiPo bag in your pocket Graham, could get a very warm feeling if things go wrong LL. I use LiPos for all sorts of things,- re powered my original 7.2V Ryobi battery drill with a similar method,- 2s, long lead and battery placed wherever handy, Neon tube camping light uses a 2s as well, lasts forever. Also emergency 12v lights in the house. I Just use a battery alarm on the balance leads for safety.

    JB
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    pressonreguardless
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    They are great Mike.
    I use them when riding my MC on winter days.
    Trev
    Graham93
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    Hi Martin,

    I recon about 10 hours runtime between recharges. Iโ€™ve used them for about 6 hours so far and still plenty of juice left in the battery ๐Ÿ‘

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    roycv
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    Hi I use cycling gloves for the cold days. Cheap and easy to find in shops and on ebay.
    regards
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    Martin555
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    Great conversion Graham.
    Should keep your hands warm for quite a while before recharging.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    Mike Stoney
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    Hello Graham,
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    To you:
    USB Rechargeable Electric Heated Shoes Insoles Sole Feet Warmer Remote Control!
    Greets Michel-Cl.
    PS: Our weather is gray in gray here! brrrrr
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    Graham93
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    At this time of year in the UK we have some fabulous days for sailing with clear blue skies but oh it can be COLD๐Ÿ˜ . One day last week the temperature on the lakeside was -1C. I find after an hour or so I can't feel my fingers. I like to sail with fingerless gloves, which is part of the problem. I've tried using a transmitter 'muff' but find it doesn't make a lot of difference to my finger ends, and it is awkward when launching/recovering a boat as you can't quickly adjust the controls while trying to also get hold of the boat.

    Looking round for a solution on-line, I came across heated gloves and thought I'd give them a try. They are designed to plug into a USB port on a computer (not very practical at the lakeside!), or a portable powerbank. Looking at powerbanks, I found lots of wild claims regarding the battery capacity available. The claims made for the low cost units were not credible, and the more professional units cost 3 - 4 times the price of the gloves. Not wanting to spend hard earned cash on a trial that might not work, I came up with a solution using an existing 3S LiPo and a chinese voltage regulator (ยฃ2) to provide a 5V output on a USB socket.

    Result - I now have nice warm hands while sailing! The battery fits in an internal pocket of my jacket, and the wires to the gloves run down the inside of the sleeves.

    Now I just need to find some heated socks ๐Ÿคฃ

    Graham93
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