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K, it's done

Finally moved all my *carp* out of my place, turned in the keys, etc. What a pain that was! I did not realize how much I'd accumulated since my last downsize. Anyways, I gave most of it away. Though, I did keep an antique dresser to hold my "memorabilia"... diplomas, rare books, you know, that sort of thing. No matter. The good news is that I'm no longer a land dweller. So, now, the real test begins! ... erm, after I get over this dang cold, that is. lol
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Congrats!

Some pics would be great! Show us wannabes what life aboard is like!
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Smile good for you

you might want to consider an on-shore locations for stuff you really want to keep that will not like the high humidity salt air beach enviroment - suites, ties, rare books...
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Would the new solid state hard drives make a computer better in a marine environment? No moving parts and all...?
Probly belongs on a different thread now but I'm not sure which. In any case, there are two elements of the marine environment that are relevant. No, three: Power, motion, salt. Water, of course, will damage any piece of electronics, so that's a wash.

Power: SSDs will draw less power than HDs which will be a slight plus when operating off battery, though I wouldn't call that compelling.

Motion: Ordinary movement of a boat will not present a problem for the conventional HD. Operation of the drive at sea in a F6, or dropping your computer on the deck, would present quite a bit higher likelihood of damage.

Salt: You might think that the conventional HD with all its moving parts would be more likely to be damaged by the salt air, but you would be wrong. All those moving parts are sealed in a vacuum, so they never get near the air. The electronics are essentially made of the same stuff as in your radios and nav gear, and are the same in either case, so there's no clear advantage to solid state or spinning platters either way.

I would say that if you are planning to use your computers underway, there is a small advantage to the SSD, but if you are planning to use them while docked or moored, you might as well just stick with the conventional drives.

In either case, make regular backups either to a medium that is waterproof or over the internet to some disk farm in the midwest.
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I would say that if you are planning to use your computers underway, there is a small advantage to the SSD, but if you are planning to use them while docked or moored, you might as well just stick with the conventional drives.

In either case, make regular backups either to a medium that is waterproof or over the internet to some disk farm in the midwest.
I'm not sure what the MTBF (mean time between failures) is for both HD and SSD but it might be worth looking it up, Just google MTBF HD. I know I have HD's failing that are 3-5 yrs old all the time and they are just sitting in one place their whole life.

I can't say I've ever had a solid state memory stick fail yet.
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Thanks for the welcome, all. Yes, I've got the rares stored in dry storage (aka w/my son. lol). Today was cloudy, windy, and cold. That didn't stop the die-hard sailors though! I plan to be among them sooner than later. :-)
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Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

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Ah, ok. Apologies for assuming. I should know better! You make some valid points and I agree. I am basically looking at boats that won't need upgrades. For example, adding long term accommodations, would, imo, be a fairly significant upgrade.
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You are an ispiration!

Since I was in high school I have wanted to sail around the world. Romantically I see myself just sailing aroung the world from port to port. I am getting a bit of a late start at 56. I started sailing three years ago. First boat was a dinghy racer Force Five, then a Pintail day sailor, and just recently purchased a Sonic 23 which will be my first keel boat. I am so excited I could wet myself!! : ) So I intend to get my "sea legs" as it were with this boat on Lake Champlain in VT. May do a coastal trip up to Montreal out the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic and down the coast to NYC and back up the Hudson and through the locks back to Lake Champlain. I don't know if I will ever make it around the world sailing but it was great to read about your process and motivation. It really has inspired me to "stay the course"!
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Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Perhaps an afternoon with Master and Commander is in order. It's better after the fourth time. Cheers.
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Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Another mini-update...

Yes, am still living on my boat and loving it! Esp now that spring has sprung.
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