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Communications On Board

My husband and I will be living full time on our Rafiki 37 full time in about 6 months (have 2 houses to sell, and the last child is going in the Coast Guard in June). My question is this. I would like to be able to communicate with family/friends via e-mail. We already own an SSB and a laptop, so I''ve researched the "sail mail" route, since the only additional item necessary is the modem (a whopping $650). Anyone out there using this way of communicating? Opinions? Cell phones are out of the question as we plan on cruising away from the US. Sat phones seem to be a bit out of our budget. Suggestions?
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St. Simons Island, GA
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