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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-10-2009, 10:41
Replies: 6
Views: 2,619
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Most of this information is most useful for those...

Most of this information is most useful for those in the U.S. It can also be helpful if you're outside the U.S., but still calling, or being called from U.S. numbers.

I'm not sure exactly what...
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-10-2009, 14:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,970
Posted By sailtotrail.com
I saw this announcement elsewhere and got really...

I saw this announcement elsewhere and got really excited upon reading the headline. The significant limitations that John points out took the jam out of my donut as soon as I started reading the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-10-2009, 08:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By sailtotrail.com
@MikeinLA and @jdoe71 Thanks for showing...

@MikeinLA and @jdoe71

Thanks for showing solidarity by replying in 140 characters or less. I like your ironic approach.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-10-2009, 01:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Religion, Politics, and Twitter

Not being interested in Twitter does not at all warrant the cynical or argumentative nature of the first two replies.

MarkJ-
I'm sorry that 11 of the same letters appearing in my username on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30-09-2009, 19:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Twitter as a Communication Tool for Cruisers / Sailors?

I just wrote two long paragraphs attempting to convince you why Twitter is a great tool for communication and how it would be awesome to be able to easily link up with any of the minds in this forum...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-08-2009, 15:23
Replies: 14
Views: 6,933
Posted By sailtotrail.com
I don't want to turn this into a speculative...

I don't want to turn this into a speculative debate about the prediction of future technologies, but it's a bit frustrating to see how threads about global internet (usually satellite) are so often...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-08-2009, 03:44
Replies: 14
Views: 6,933
Posted By sailtotrail.com
@Craig This is something I'm interested in...

@Craig

This is something I'm interested in as well. I brought up the BGAN system a few weeks ago in the forums....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-08-2009, 15:36
Replies: 32
Views: 4,491
Posted By sailtotrail.com
I wrote about your question a bit a while back......

I wrote about your question a bit a while back...

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 12-08-2009, 02:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By sailtotrail.com
I'm writing this from a 25 footer with a bit more...

I'm writing this from a 25 footer with a bit more cash in the bank today than I had before I bought the boat and moved aboard a little over a year ago. When I sell her to upgrade, I might come out a...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 28-07-2009, 20:32
Replies: 15
Views: 5,233
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Being incorporated, whether LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp,...

Being incorporated, whether LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, or entity based in a non-U.S. jurisdiction will likely be better than an individual, sole-proprietorship, et cetera in most cases. Government...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-07-2009, 15:52
Replies: 1
Views: 4,015
Posted By sailtotrail.com
I also see that Mail Forwarding Services at St...

I also see that Mail Forwarding Services at St Brendan's Isle (https://www.sbimailservice.com/) provides a similar service. Any others?
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 27-07-2009, 20:21
Replies: 45
Views: 9,541
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Fresh ginger, candied ginger, ginger gum, ginger...

Fresh ginger, candied ginger, ginger gum, ginger tea, ginger cookies... All have been reported to work for some. There are enough ways to use ginger that if it works for you, you could eat pretty...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-07-2009, 21:39
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Nice to have specifics. I love it. What are the...

Nice to have specifics. I love it. What are the basic stats on the battery bank you're using in this example?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-07-2009, 21:00
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By sailtotrail.com
The OP said "solar powered motor", and didn't...

The OP said "solar powered motor", and didn't provide details of a specific application that would preclude any of the discussion that followed. Rather than assume AtomicPhil was referring to a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-07-2009, 10:56
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Agreed. I came back and added the parenthetical...

Agreed. I came back and added the parenthetical with the actual price after I'd written the rest, but failed to edit the context. That price does seem reasonable.


Because battery...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-07-2009, 14:42
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By sailtotrail.com
I'm not sure about official courses or...

I'm not sure about official courses or certifications, but the first thing I did after buying my first boat was get in touch with the local yacht club. They offered a free weekly sailing class along...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-07-2009, 18:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By sailtotrail.com
I require nothing further, but wanted to leave...

I require nothing further, but wanted to leave things open-ended in case anyone happened upon the thread and had a tidbit of info to share. As far as Inmarsat goes, I only have one price, and I...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 19-07-2009, 11:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By sailtotrail.com
And a howdy to you too, First off, I know...

And a howdy to you too,

First off, I know absolutely nothing about this business. What inputs are required for you to practice such voodoo? More specifically, do you have to be in an area to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-07-2009, 23:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By sailtotrail.com
@Islander Good call on Iridium's Open Port. ...

@Islander

Good call on Iridium's Open Port. There's a bit of a somewhat speculative comparison between it and the Sailor 150/FleetBroadband system on the Panbo Blog...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-07-2009, 19:46
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By sailtotrail.com
The Sailor 150 system uses Inmarsat's...

The Sailor 150 system uses Inmarsat's FleetBroadband for service. Upon closer inspection, FleetBroadband appears to be just their branded terminology for BGAN service when they are in "marketing to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-07-2009, 15:54
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By sailtotrail.com
@AtomicPhil I know this stuff all starts to...

@AtomicPhil

I know this stuff all starts to sound the same at some point, so thank you for your input, but Verizon is unfortunately excluded by the quote above. I do actually use a similar...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 18-07-2009, 14:21
Replies: 32
Views: 6,987
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Panama is probably out of the range of your...

Panama is probably out of the range of your inquiry, but as mesquaukee said above, fruit can be had cheap there. Without even looking for stuff that's cheap among the variety of cheap fruit, I was...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-07-2009, 13:01
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Agreed... my use of the phrase "text-only-email...

Agreed... my use of the phrase "text-only-email levels of bandwidth" as my only example was a bit ambiguous and I should have been more clear. I was trying to stress that the file sizes in the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-07-2009, 10:24
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By sailtotrail.com
Global Internet / Satellite - Numbers, Perspective, No Hype

To the point: Is there a technology that suits my needs (listed below) that's better than Inmarsat's BGAN?

I'm not a total noob to this stuff. I do not expect to be able to watch TV on the high...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-07-2009, 18:33
Replies: 57
Views: 5,717
Posted By sailtotrail.com
The legal question still bouncing around in my...

The legal question still bouncing around in my head is the line at which probable cause overrides the need for a warrant.

It doesn't seem to me that a phone tip about someone having drugs would...
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