Originally Posted by stiffwind
Any thoughts on the best plan to build a state of art weather receiving capability?
This depends on where you are sailing.
Within a 20 mile range of a metropolitan area, you may get an internet connection which will allow for web-based weatherfax, grib files, etc..
60 miles offshore of Western Canada requires an SSB, modem. etc.. Or someone can send you grib files via sat phone. Done both.
Or you can can study weather, watch the clouds, the barometer, wind direction, etc. and be your own forecaster.