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Old 07-19-2006
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Ham is a great way to go, but with weather, the more info I can see, the hapier I am. that's why actually seeing an overlay on my charts i thought was great.

I'm going for the sat phone for communications, it's more dough, but I can touch base with folks back on land when I want to, and it works for internet access. I'm sailing into a rough storm i can call and leave a message with "hey i'm here headed this way, I'll call you in x days" Besides, with it not hardwired into the boat, it might survive a lightning hit.
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