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post #17 of Old 10-16-2008
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She'll just take over the ship when everyone else is too seasick to contest her coup d'etat.

As for good waterproof digital cameras, I'd highly recommend the Olympus SW Stylus series of cameras. The 1050SW is less than $300 and 10.1 MP and waterproof to 33 ft. They also make 7 and 8 MP versions.

Also, Pentax's Optio series is quite good, but not quite as waterproof as the Olympus. Main advantage of the Pentax is that they use SD where the Olympus use a semi-proprietary XD memory card. Any questions, let me know.

P.S. I'd second the Portabote recommendation.
Originally Posted by Jim H View Post
I'm hiding your quote from her-- she already is more than proud that she's the only one in the family not to get seasick so far, and I think she's planning to take command at some critical point in the future.

She's been out with her brother a lot rowing, but never by herself. She was cataloging the animals she saw on this trip in her journal, which was fun. She also took a fair number of the photos we share in the galleries. For Christmas, I'm planning to buy her a decent water-proof digital camera if I can get some good recommendations.

We almost ditched the brand-new 2.3 meter dinghy that came with the boat, because there's no way we can safely take four in it, but the small size is a real benefit for the kids who find it perfectly manageable on their own. I'm thinking of supplementing it with an inflatable kayak, if we can find a place to store it aboard, so that we don't have to ferry the family to docks and landings.



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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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