Re: How to Connect to the World at Sea ?
it is only a matter of money...the technology is there.
receive via a dish is quite easy, a mount, receiver and a dish...as long as you are fairly stable and flat or at least very slow moving so the mount can keep up. $2K or so plus subscription cost.
sat phone, pricey even more so for data.
trans/receive via satellite dish (ie internet)....likely out of the casual cruiser's price range, 10's of thousands in gear and $$$ per megabyte of data, plus some place to rack and stack gear and antennae
without a marine mount/tracking/system....your RV dish is of little use