Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell

Seattle, WA
I'm a technology nerd that loves playing piano, playing with new electronics, being on the water, and solving new problems.
Apr
27
Starlink is finally useful aboard

Starlink is finally useful aboard

Starlink is a great option to stay connected while at anchor or at the dock. There are still some challenges, but combined with a cellular router, it makes a powerful solution.
11 min read
Mar
22
Peplink Maritime Antennas

Peplink Maritime Antennas

Peplink's new Maritime series of antennas prove to be well built, have lots of coverage for various bands, and are a prime contender for any marine setup.
7 min read
Feb
23
Kaos initial internet setup

Kaos initial internet setup

My first revision internet setup for Kaos including multiple 5G cellular links, domes, marine grade antennas, access points and more.
11 min read
Feb
04
Initial projects on Kaos

Initial projects on Kaos

I've installed new lighting, batteries, and dealt with challenges around the electrical system. I began my electronics conversion, and have replaced my toilets. Even more projects are on the horizon.
11 min read
Jan
17
Meet Kaos!

Meet Kaos!

Kaos is a 1994 Symbol pilothouse yacht that became part of our family in January 2022
11 min read
Dec
26
Hurricane Chinook hydronic heating system

Hurricane Chinook hydronic heating system

The Hurricane Chinook hydronic heater is a compact, multi-function system with instant hot water and other useful features.
32 min read
Dec
16
Rendezvous is for sale!

Rendezvous is for sale!

Rendezvous, an Ocean Alexander 420 Sundeck motor yacht, is for sale!
6 min read
Dec
12
Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G initial impressions

Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G initial impressions

The Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G is a powerful router capable of excellent performance on both 4G and 5G, and is a top pick for internet connectivity on a boat.
7 min read
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.
9 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