Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2008, 18:08   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Boat: Will be a 50' Cat
Posts: 382
Why can't cruisers use a service like Hughesnet

Was just wondering why, if you went to the expense of mounting a Stabilized Satelite dish, why you couldn't then just subscribe to say a Hughesnet ? They say all you need is clear view of the southern sky... Perhaps you could have service for some considerable distance from the States. Then perhaps there is some simular service in Europe you could switch to when in the Med? ditto in Asia? Hughesnet services run about 80 bucks per mth for very high data rates... the dish would cost around US$ 5k... sure would beat the US$ 5k/month rate the Marine services want... What am I missing??
capcook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2008, 18:10   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 29
Dunno about the dish being stable enough? On naval ships the dishs have huge motors that triangulate the dish at the precise spot it needs to be.
Conrad30 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winch Service irwinsailor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13 06-06-2011 19:50
Marinco customer Service Gudgeon Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 1 18-07-2008 05:58
Charter Service fbchristo Multihull Sailboats 3 10-03-2008 03:46
c map service beau Navigation 2 01-11-2007 21:59
Towing service irwinsailor Seamanship & Boat Handling 4 26-06-2006 13:42

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:43.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.