Web page address

I am developing a personal web site for my boat Crystal Swan II.
The site is still under development so don't be to critical, although your feedback
would be appreciated.
Steven Osborne
sosborne@Iserv.net

Steven

I am developing a personal web site for my boat Crystal Swan II.
The site address is http://www.iserv.net/~sosborne/Crystal_Swan_II.htm

Wow!

I had problems with the HTML. I thought a was missing on your home
page. I had major problems (several lines terminated in <b - an unclosed ,
with what looked like other lines introducing scripting also missing) with the
HTML on several other pages. Generally your HTML and scripting were far too
complex for me. What HTML editor are you using that requires/inserts such
complexity? I hope you’re not using that M$ product. Living in the Third World
and dealing with its relatively poor data connections, my HTML is much more
modest and I use CSS stylesheets to avoid some of the complexity that your
pages seem to suffer.

But your refit experiences were v interesting and v valuable. A good warning
never to let a sandblaster near the hull. An interesting warning about
compression affecting the bowsprit fittings.

And you raise lots of questions, some of which are:

Could you explain the symptoms of galling in the thru-hulls a little, please?
Would working the valves once a month have prevented it? Had Crystal Swan II
been used in freshwater or marine before? Were the thru-hulls electrically
bonded? Was the corrosion due to electrolysis?

Did the compression on the bowsprit occur at the fid or the pulpit fittings?

I also agree that AGM batteries sound like the way of the future. Big amp-hour
capacity is also my inclination (I’m aiming to have 5 x 95 amp-hour of AGM on
BCC116). How do you expect to charge your planned 500 amp-hours of AGM
batteries when making a passage? Is passive air flow around the batteries
really an effective way of controlling their rise in temperature when charging
(I was under the impression that, because batteries aren’t designed with heat
sinks, the only technique is to use temperature sensors feeding data back to
the battery charging device)?

Thanks for sharing your refit experiences.

Bil (BCC116)

Bil Hansen
E-mail: w_hansen@mozcom.com
Post: PO Box 2978 MCPO, 1269 Makati MM, Philippines
Web: http://www2.mozcom.com/~w_hansen/

Bill,
I am using Dreamweaver2 by Macromedia, about $300+. I found it originally
on ZDNet.

Galling occurs when two metal surfaces are moved against each other under
some degree of
pressure. The metal from one surface will be transferred to the other metal
surface, this usually results in
the two pieces of metal becoming bound together. It is usually evidenced by
irregular groves in one surface and
ridges on the other.
Working the valve once a month is an excellent idea, additionally every time
the boat is hauled the valves should be
cleaned and lubricated.
Do you have tapered valves or ball valves?
Crystal Swan II has been used in salt water exclusively, although I froze up
(galled) a brand new valve when I installed it.
My valves are tapered and I over-tightened the adjusting nut on then of the
tapered core which, when I tried to turn the valve,
caused it to gall.
Yes my through hulls were bonded, but there was also some corrosion due to
electrolysis. The previous owner had the boat at
a condo with a dock in the front. The boat was plugged into shore power all
the time (9 years). One of the other boats in the
condo complex had a bad problem with eddy currents getting into the water
and causing corrosion on other boats plugged into
the same shore power circuits. A testimonial for isolation transformer or
galvanic isolator.

I did not actually experience the problem with fid compression on my boat.
Roger Olson indicated that several of the older boats
had experienced such a problem and he had therefore gone to the Delrin fid.
The compression occurs in the aperture in the bowsprit
where the fid fits, in the fid and in the notch in the bits that the fid
fits into.

My charging system is going to be upgraded very soon. I have purchased
several items, the first is a Trace M1512 (3) step
marine charger/inverter. It will put out about 70 amps when connected to
shore power and is temperature compensated. It has a
thermocouple that attaches to one of the batteries and feeds temperature
information back to the charger. When not connected to
shore power it will become an inverter and produce around 10 amps of 110
Vac. It sends pulses out on the AC line to see if there
is any load on the line, if there is it becomes active, if not it stays in
the pulse mode. It can also be turned off so that it must be
manually enabled as an inverter. I have the remote control panel for this
unit. It tells me what the charger/inverter is doing and
allows me to change settings in the unit.
Oh yes, it has the Bulk, Absorption and Float steps.

I also purchased from Ample Power a complete engine charging system upgrade.
I have a 115 amp alternator, the Next Step (3) step regulator for AGM
batteries, the Emon II energy monitor, 200 amp ammeter,
shunts and switches. This system will allow me to add solar, wind and or
water generation in the future. The regulator is already set
up to handle these additional charging sources.
I also have a separate AGM battery for a engine starting battery. I have
switches that allow the house bank to also be used to start the
engine. The Ample Power system also has a device called an Eliminator which
allows the engine battery to siphon off enough of the
house bank charging current to recharge it’s self while the house bank is
charging.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

Steve Osborne
sosborne@Iserv.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Bil Hansen <w_hansen@mozcom.com >
To: <bcc@egroups.com >
Sent: Friday, October 22, 1999 6:57 PM
Subject: [bcc] Re: Web page address

Steven

I am developing a personal web site for my boat Crystal Swan II.
The site address is http://www.iserv.net/~sosborne/Crystal_Swan_II.htm

Wow!

I had problems with the HTML. I thought a was missing on your home
page. I had major problems (several lines terminated in <b - an unclosed
,
with what looked like other lines introducing scripting also missing) with
the
HTML on several other pages. Generally your HTML and scripting were far
too
complex for me. What HTML editor are you using that requires/inserts such
complexity? I hope you’re not using that M$ product. Living in the Third
World
and dealing with its relatively poor data connections, my HTML is much
more
modest and I use CSS stylesheets to avoid some of the complexity that your
pages seem to suffer.

But your refit experiences were v interesting and v valuable. A good
warning
never to let a sandblaster near the hull. An interesting warning about
compression affecting the bowsprit fittings.

And you raise lots of questions, some of which are:

Could you explain the symptoms of galling in the thru-hulls a little,
please?
Would working the valves once a month have prevented it? Had Crystal Swan
II
been used in freshwater or marine before? Were the thru-hulls electrically
bonded? Was the corrosion due to electrolysis?

Did the compression on the bowsprit occur at the fid or the pulpit
fittings?

I also agree that AGM batteries sound like the way of the future. Big
amp-hour
capacity is also my inclination (I’m aiming to have 5 x 95 amp-hour of AGM
on
BCC116). How do you expect to charge your planned 500 amp-hours of AGM
batteries when making a passage? Is passive air flow around the batteries
really an effective way of controlling their rise in temperature when
charging
(I was under the impression that, because batteries aren’t designed with
heat
sinks, the only technique is to use temperature sensors feeding data back
to
the battery charging device)?

Thanks for sharing your refit experiences.

Bil (BCC116)

Bil Hansen
E-mail: w_hansen@mozcom.com
Post: PO Box 2978 MCPO, 1269 Makati MM, Philippines
Web: http://www2.mozcom.com/~w_hansen/


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