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.
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.
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