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.
Nov
17
Starlink flat high performance in-motion dish initial impressions

Starlink flat high performance in-motion dish initial impressions

Starlink has released a flat, high-performance dish that can be used in-motion and comes with a wedge mount that may work well on your boat.
15 min read
Oct
30
Kaos LiFePO4 electrical system v1

Kaos LiFePO4 electrical system v1

Kaos gets a new Victron 24 volt LiFePO4 electrical system that increases the reliability, capacity, and visibility.
22 min read
Oct
18
Using Starlink with Peplink

Using Starlink with Peplink

Having a Peplink router with a cellular modem paired with Starlink is essential for reliable connectivity aboard the boat.
21 min read
Sep
05
Kaos after 8 months

Kaos after 8 months

The first few months of owning a new boat are a flurry of exciting adventures and projects, and Kaos was no exception.
10 min read
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