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Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-09-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,760
Posted By Jon D
We use XGATE - works off any connection so if you...

We use XGATE - works off any connection so if you use muliple i.e. aircard, wifi or sat phone client adapts to all. Works as advertised.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-27-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,961
Posted By Jon D
No reason not to go outside the whole way and I...

No reason not to go outside the whole way and I would use the stream where it helps and you'll find yourself inside the stream as you head up the MD coast northwards. The gotcha is that you DO NOT...
Forum: Other Equipment 01-18-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,192
Posted By Jon D
The real issue is do you need AC power for the...

The real issue is do you need AC power for the air conditioning? Most A/C units want either 120/220V not 12/24v DC. If that's the case then you know you need a regular generator not a small DC...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-17-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,441
Posted By Jon D
If you are just living aboard and not cruising...

If you are just living aboard and not cruising then it's easy to justify the stuff. It's there if I want it. Once you leave and go cruising then your perspective on stuff changes. Try and make a...
Forum: Cruising & Sailing Wiki Discussion 12-09-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,687
Posted By Jon D
Note cruiseheimers winter freq is 6227

Note cruiseheimers winter freq is 6227
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-03-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jon D
David If you are cruising the coastal US or...

David

If you are cruising the coastal US or Europe the cell phone access will do the job. We use a cellular PC card as our primary internet access while in the US, also have a good wi-fi antenna...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-30-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jon D
The SSB is more important in my mind as it does...

The SSB is more important in my mind as it does more than connect with email etc. It is a world wide communication tool and allows communication when other means may not or do not. It also affords...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-29-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jon D
If you are buying a Sat Phone I would suggest you...

If you are buying a Sat Phone I would suggest you do so after an SSB and Pactor.

Then the choice is between those two. Given today's situation I would go Iridium as G* is having satellite...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-24-2007, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,546
Posted By Jon D
welcome to the next adventure, figuring out where...

welcome to the next adventure, figuring out where everything goes at least 3 times...
Forum: Other Equipment 10-12-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,510
Posted By Jon D
Kato makes stellar products. They are...

Kato makes stellar products. They are overengineered and work. I do have their davits on the Moody but they are the voyager module which are not stainless tube. I would have no concerns as long as...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-15-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,809
Posted By Jon D
We have two heads cause the boat came that way. ...

We have two heads cause the boat came that way. It actually comes in handy on occasion, guests on board, or if there is an issue with the primary head, most of the time it is a wet locker. Don't...
Forum: Other Equipment 08-28-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 25,866
Posted By Jon D
Just off the shelf ANCOR colored wire ties... for...

Just off the shelf ANCOR colored wire ties... for the electrical marine market bought at a local chandlery
Forum: Other Equipment 08-26-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 25,866
Posted By Jon D
colored cable ties, different colors at 60ft, 75...

colored cable ties, different colors at 60ft, 75 ft, 100 ft, then coded at 125ft,150 ft and every 50 ft after to 300. ties are still going strong after 4 yrs.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-29-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,162
Posted By Jon D
agree Skype works well as long as you are on...

agree Skype works well as long as you are on wi-fi on cellular it's iffy for voice but chat works fine.
Forum: Other Equipment 06-26-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 31,353
Posted By Jon D
How much water maker do you need?? We sized ours...

How much water maker do you need?? We sized ours so it can replace the daily useage in the time we normally run something to charge batteries. We figure the two of us use max 25 gal/day. Our 300...
Forum: Other Equipment 06-17-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 31,353
Posted By Jon D
We have a Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper [which like...

We have a Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper [which like the Spectra uses a pump to give high volume with low DC current [relatively]. So far we have been very happy with the unit overall. Remember all...
Forum: Power & Electronics 05-06-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,373
Posted By Jon D
See this thread on the SSCA board ...

See this thread on the SSCA board

http://64.70.221.24/DiscBoard/viewtopic.php?t=1616
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-12-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,132
Posted By Jon D
We too are a vote for Rolls/Surette - 12 2V cells...

We too are a vote for Rolls/Surette - 12 2V cells in a custom bank for 820 Ahrs. Currently 7 yrs old and going strong. Hydrocaps really help with water retention. WE have 50% more capacity in the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-12-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By Jon D
Timex Triathlon - great deal indestructible

Timex Triathlon - great deal indestructible
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-10-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,203
Posted By Jon D
I agree with the high quality lead acid comment...

I agree with the high quality lead acid comment...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-09-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,203
Posted By Jon D
We spent 5 yrs getting the boat 'ready' to go...

We spent 5 yrs getting the boat 'ready' to go cruising as she was vintage 1985 when we bought her in 2000. We addressed the following during the period [and spent lots of boat units and time]
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-13-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,555
Posted By Jon D
I guess there are two camps of paying crew. ...

I guess there are two camps of paying crew.

1] No experience looking for some - then you are acting as a training vessel. I guess I don't have a big issue with this class of paying crew as long...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-01-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,859
Posted By Jon D
This question gets asked a lot on the various...

This question gets asked a lot on the various boards..

But for what it's worth there are a few schools of thought. One is the full keel etc, the next is something faster with a longish fin keel...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-27-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By Jon D
I am a big fan of feather props maxprop...

I am a big fan of feather props maxprop specifically. have used them on various boats for over 15 yrs. They work and can handle the HP you have which is a limitation with some of the other props. ...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 03-12-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,056
Posted By Jon D
Steelfan Couple of other thoughts IMHO ...

Steelfan

Couple of other thoughts IMHO

Also consider that with full battens the forward end is in a special fitting that attaches to the slider/car etc. There is no standard batten pocket that...
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