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WiFi Devices for Boats – Part 3 of 5

Jeff Seigel, founder of ActiveCaptain, writes…

Every internet access solution onboard has to consider cellular connectivity. So when you're planning a full WiFi solution, the way that you'll connect to a cellular provider has to be a major part of your decision and planning process.

There was a time when we'd anchor and find many open WiFi routers enabling us to access the internet. Our personal log from spring 2004 shows that we found over 200 open WiFi sites near Melbourne, FL. By spring 2005, there were 4 at that same spot.

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WiFi Devices for Boats – Part 2 of 5

Jeff Seigel, founder of ActiveCaptain, writes…

There are a few newsletter subjects that always generate a lot of emails, questions, arguments, and debates. WiFi is one of them. But last week's response of 400+ emails and comments was, well, a little too much love! It's our policy to respond to all questions and comments. If you've written to us before, you've seen a pretty quick response. But we're going to have to change that. You're welcome to write to tell us about your experiences with WiFi but please don't expect a response. With so many users,

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WiFi Devices for Boats – Part 1 of 5

Jeff Seigel, founder of ActiveCaptain, writes…

This is part 1 of a series we'll run through the summer with a segment every few weeks talking about WiFi devices that make sense on boats. We think that some of the segments will be about devices you've never heard about (like the SlingBox in a few weeks). Other segments, like this one, will have parts that are a little more basic so we can all be at the same level about capabilities, terminology, and basic WiFi use.

Today there are thousands of WiFi devices.

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Safety aboard – Care, Health & First Aid

 

While being careful and avoiding accidents is a natural instinct for us, doing so aboard is of even more importance as the distance in miles and hours to the nearest professional help is always longer than ashore.

What complicates matters on a boat is that the environment itself makes being careful difficult. First of all, the boat itself is constantly moving around – sometimes at extreme angles and accelerations. Secondly, the more the boat is rocking and rolling around you, the more likely it is that you are going to have to go and do something active,

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Polar Diagrams ….an update

I have had a number of requests for sources of polar diagrams for cruising sailors following my previous post here. Unfortunately the link I gave in that post to a free polar diagram app no longer works, but there is a great little replacement that is worth looking at – iPolar 

iPolar generates sailing yachts polars of cruising yachts and cruiser racers from a very simple set of data   Mandatory Input data: Length Overall, Displacement, Mainsail area, jib area (units can be set to metric or imperial)    Optional data: Symmetrical Spinnaker

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