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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:05 am

boat is coming along really nice. should be interesting when you go to install the solar panels up top.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:31 am

Hello,

A Lot of effort and a lot of different hardware to get these MorningStar controllers to play together nicely !

It has been a week, and I am slowly moving forward. All this time could have been better spent if the hardware did what it is advertised for the communication and networking ! I was hopeful to have so much more done this last week !!!!

MorningStar is heavy duty hardware for charging control, and dump load control, but networking is extremely out-dated. Time to join the modern age for MorningStar !




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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:24 pm

glad to see your making some progress! hope you can get it all up and working soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:33 am

Hello,

It is time to clean up the current batteries and the madness of the old DC wiring, to then take the next step !

Question is... Lead Acid, or LifePO4 right now !!!!




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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:55 am

looks like the LifePo4 would work better down there. no venting needed to get rid of the gasses.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:14 am

Hello,

Hope Everyone had a Merry Christmas !

I have been getting a lot of the little things outstanding done, while planning for future items to be installed... Hot Water being one of them.



A bit of explanation of "Who" and "What" Tin Hau is that I am speaking of in the above video. This should give you a bit more of an idea of what I am speaking of.

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:51 am

Hello,

Time to make sure the Dump Load Controllers are working, and then program all to be a perfectly balanced system for charging and making hot water with my extra power !!!




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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:01 am

Happy New 2015 !!!

With a heavy Gin and Vodka Hangover on New Years Day, I decided to burn off the hangover with a little hard work !



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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:12 am

That wood is sure looking good. still looking for the spot that caught on fire? hehehehe.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:06 am

Hello,

The Big Foot is starting to look very shiny at the bow !!!



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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:47 am

Hello,

I have spent so much time on trying to get the TS-60 PWM dump load controllers to network the data via serial to RS-485.

This video is strictly about MorningStar Networking data to a computer !



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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:44 am

And Now for something completely different....

Monitor your 20 pound LPG tank...



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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:39 pm

Hello,

It has been a journey, and I think the networking of the Morningstar controllers has come to its end !!! Only use Morningstar kit for Morningstar controllers !!!!

A lesson well Learned !!!!!



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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:02 am

I was waiting for you to start pulling out your hair lol, now,,, can you set up a multi port usb and plug all devices thru that since it connected to your computer?
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:02 pm

Hey brother,

I bought the Morningstar RS-232 to RS-485 converters. The shipping cost more then 2 units. No other choice !

If the network monitoring does not do exactly what the documents say, I will be on the warpath !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:10 am

Hello,

While I wait for the Morningstar networking hardware from the USA to arrive. I am installing all the DC and Inverter AC wires, but need to pre-plan for the top deck as well.

I feel Hydroponic Dutch Buckets would be great to assist in a self-sustainability on this vessel !



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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:51 am

Hello,

A first hand look to removing the varnish off the wood post. Not that complicated, but it sure takes a lot of time !!!



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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:34 pm

looks good! I can see it does take time doing it that way, but it causes less damage to the wood. a little sanding after you scrap and your done.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:34 am

Hey SD,

Now comes the messy part... Sanding

I would rather be installing power wires, or frustrated while working on networking issues, then sand any more HaHaHaHa

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:41 am

Hello,

Top Deck Wood is slowly coming back to life !!!! It is a lot of work, but well worth all the effort !!!!!



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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:03 pm

its looking good up top. cant wait to see the wood sealed up to match the front end. what are you going to do on the bottom and sides? have a ship yard do the work?
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:32 pm

Hey SD,

You are correct... I need to get the vessel up in the slipway on land to do the hull, and anti foul her. Needs new anodes as well !

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:28 am

Love watching your progress Alan.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:24 am

Thank you so much my friend ! This is the biggest "Complete" restore I have ever done. NO Regrets SMILE !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:56 am

Hello Everyone !!!

The Top Deck has been an adventure... but is has come to be the colour of Honey NOW !!!

The hard work as truly paid off ! and saved myself a lot of Money doing it myself !



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