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Boating technology, internet on the water, and marine electronics.

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Nov
24
Using Starlink on a boat and in a marina

Using Starlink on a boat and in a marina

Starlink is still a very new technology, and not ready for being used underway or at anchor. However, in a marina it might work OK.
8 min read
Nov
18
New Peplink antenna testing

New Peplink antenna testing

There have been a lot of new cellular antennas that have come out in the last few months from Peplink. I've been testing some of them for a while, and have some interesting findings.
9 min read
Nov
04
A few days at Oro Bay

A few days at Oro Bay

Oro Bay on the south end of Anderson Island in the Salish Sea is a beautiful anchorage with a nearby park, quiet privacy, and wonderful views.
7 min read
Oct
24
Netgear Nighthawk 5G first impressions

Netgear Nighthawk 5G first impressions

The Netgear Nighthawk 5G is an expensive upgrade to the Nighthawk line with moderate 5G support and some other interesting features.
9 min read
Oct
05
New Verizon data plans

New Verizon data plans

Verizon has added new data only plans to their lineup for both pre-paid and post-paid customers. This is great news for those folks needing VZW coverage.
3 min read
Jul
21
Working remotely from the boat

Working remotely from the boat

Working remotely from the boat requires a good system with multiple connections and cellular plans, redundancy, and good WiFi.
13 min read
Apr
22
Chasing M2 underwater ROV review

Chasing M2 underwater ROV review

The Chasing M2 is an expensive ROV with some neat features, but still needs some additional improvements to be worth the rather high price.
16 min read
Mar
21
Power conversion devices for networking and electronics

Power conversion devices for networking and electronics

Various devices from Victron and Tycon that can help power sensitive electronics and power over ethernet (PoE) devices.
13 min read
Mar
03
Recommended Internet Systems & Cellular Plans

Recommended Internet Systems & Cellular Plans

Below are some of the current systems / hardware / plans I recommend. These are constantly changing, so check back often.
36 min read
Feb
27
Starlink is not ready for your boat, yet...

Starlink is not ready for your boat, yet...

Many folks are asking about whether Starlink is a viable alternative for internet connectivity on the boat. I'll cover what I know and link to some other useful bits of info.
16 min read