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Search: Posts Made By: JohnZion
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Best Cell Phone/Data Coverage East Coast, AT&T or Verizon??

Thanks everyone! Seems the consensus is that sailors on the East Coast have best luck with Verizon. Anyone have experience using Verizon in Europe? I have heard ATT is a bit better there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Best Cell Phone/Data Coverage East Coast, AT&T or Verizon??

Thank you everyone for the great feedback, it's much appreciated. I will add my two cents, t mobile data coverage is terrible.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By JohnZion
Best Cell Phone/Data Coverage East Coast, AT&T or Verizon??

I will be sailing from northern Maine to Florida. I am interested in sailors real experience along the East Coast for reception of phone calls and 4G data (and 2G data) for Verizon and AT&T. Which is...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Crew Wanted North Carolina to points north 4/23/14 into summer

PadyMac, I will get in touch with you then, or contact me at John Zion 36 at gmail. York sailor, thanks for that. I have been to Maine before and you are correct, the lobster pots are very hazardous...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Crew Wanted North Carolina to points north 4/23/14 into summer

PaddyMac
Sounds good, send me a personal message and we can talk more about this. Thanks for your interest.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-17-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By JohnZion
Ignore this duplicate post

Sorry, duplicate post. See earlier post.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By JohnZion
Crew Wanted North Carolina to points north 4/23/14 into summer

Looking for crew, experienced or otherwise, leaving Wilmington North Carolina and heading north, 4/23/14. Or join me later further up the coast. 36 foot Pearson sailboat in good condition,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

As for the questions / answers regarding battery voltage, the voltage I gave was after the batteries were recharged.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions,. The problem has not occurred so far, but I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

Erps - good thought, but it was actually -40 and -70 Amps that the Xantrex was registering. The Amp/hrs went from -275 to -335 Amp/hrs within two hours. I kept notes.

Dr Watson - thanks for the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

QUESTION - the bottom of the bronze (?) raw water filter was touching bilge water. The raw water filter is hooked up to a grounding system (runs to V-drive and, I think, to the engine. Batteries are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

Thanks Fryewe

How would I split the distribution system? With all breakers off there was still a drain, so what would I do? And after disconnecting the batteries overnight, and draining 1.5 feet...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

I did check the batteries individually, they each read 6.22, they are 6 volt batteries. They are hooked together in a series. Would I check the individual cells with a hydrometer?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

I put a meter to the batteries and they read .10 amps lower than the Xantrex reads. I disconnected the batteries overnight, reconnected them this morning, and the unusually large voltage draw is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

Thanks Tod, that's a good idea and I will try it this morning.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By JohnZion
Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

Today I noticed (according to the Xantrex battery monitor) that the batteries were being drained at a rate of -40A. The Xantrex also said the batteries were at 37% of charge, and at -275Ah (for 4...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-21-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By JohnZion
Baltimore MD heading South Oct 25

Leaving early November - Sail from Baltimore MD to points south - Va, Carolinas, GA. Join for a few days, a week or more. Ship is a 36 foot Pearson in very good condition, captain is experienced with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By JohnZion
Re: SSB Receiver problems Bahamas

Thanks Dockbum, that is helpful. I will do some more research as to how to 'ground the shield on the connector.' Do you remember what model this was a review for?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By JohnZion
SSB Receiver problems Bahamas

I have a Kaito KA1103 SSB receiver, and am having trouble getting weather forecasts, Chris Parker, etc. I hauled the wire antenna up into the rigging, turned off all the breaker switches, and still I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,661
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Finding free anchorages on East Coast?

FLORIDA - Anybody have advice as to where to find nice, beautiful, natural places to anchor while transiting Florida? I dont need marinas, shore access, condos, houses or anything else within sight....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-15-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Crew Wanted - Relaxed sailing beautiful Maine Islands - September

Next Heading for Deer Ises/Mt Desert area [hundreds of islands] for a week before heading back south. Anyone interested in this area OR the offshore trip from Mt Desert to Cape Cod [135 miles, maybe...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-06-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,124
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Crew Wanted 5+ days MD to Cape Cod Aug 2nd

Hi David

Duo-charger still acting up when batts arnt charged. But been sailing a lot. Still busy working working on the boat. Trying to scape the old name off today. It is STUCK! Have a hair drier...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Crew Wanted - Relaxed sailing beautiful Maine Islands - September

Hello all,

I am now in Portland, heading north for Belfast on Friday morning.

Sail up from Cape Cod was great (25 knot winds in Buzzards bay), hit [not literally] Hull, MA, the Isles of Shoals...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-27-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnZion
Crew Wanted - Relaxed sailing beautiful Maine Islands - September

Looking for 1 crew member [maybe 2] for sailing around the beautiful coast and islands of mid-coast Maine in September. Crew can join for a few days or a week or more.

Boat is a very good...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,124
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Crew Wanted 5+ days MD to Cape Cod Aug 2nd

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CREW - Ian, Brian and David!!!

We had a great trip, and made it from Annapolis, MD to just off Martha’s Vineyard, MA in just 3 days! To Cape Cod it took 3 1/2 days. Set...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,552
Posted By JohnZion
Re: Lobster Pots & a prop protection wire from Keel to Skeg?

Simon

Good point, I hadnt really thought of that. But maybe we wouldnt be sailing through kelp beds, ect. Then again, maybe there is a lot of seaweed floating around free, that you dont really...
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