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Search: Posts Made By: travellerw
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By travellerw
Re: Cost of email at sea services

Yes that is exactly what it is.. There are a bunch of good providers our there (I use RamNode).

Unfortunately I can't comment on TELEX as it was WAY before my time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By travellerw
Re: Cost of email at sea services

No no.. Not a VPN... A VPS... It stands for Virtual Private Server.. Its essentially a Linux server hosted in the cloud.

I'm not just talking out my butt.. I have created a VPS that provides the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By travellerw
Re: Cost of email at sea services

Another option.. If you are tech savy...

You could build your own VPS that does the exact same thing as Sailmail, Ocens, ect. Those services are easily replicated using open source engines to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By travellerw
Re: One for the theorists... DIY saltwater battery backup?

You may be able to generate some voltage, but the current you could draw would be very low.

There used to be a very cool show called "Rough Science" where scientists would use their skills in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By travellerw
Re: has anyone made a homemade catamaran and cross a ocean yet?

There have been quite a few.. Here is one (went to Hawaii and back)
Building Your Own Catamaran (http://www.time-for-a-catamaran-adventure.com/building-your-own-catamaran.html)

There was also one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,453
Posted By travellerw
Re: The New Generation

First... I want to say.. Pretty sure the Whitespot Pirates chick is not a scam. She is in a part of Panama where finding internet reliable enough to upload videos is very difficult. I know someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By travellerw
Re: Chopped Strand Mess

Like Jon Snow, I know nothing.... but I have watched a ton of youtube videos and they always suggest tearing CSM instead of cutting. It seems to help with the CSM retaining the fibers near the edges...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By travellerw
Re: Cleaning gummed up piano hinges

Another option... Brake Cleaner.. Cheap and dissolves anything oil or oil residue.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By travellerw
Re: Keeping it interesting for the kid

My son (7) likes to fish (troll) while we sail... Keeps him busy, but can make the cockpit pretty cramped (only 18ft boat).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By travellerw
Re: Daunting Project

The videos will be forever changed.. I liked seeing the sexy 70s retro interior..

You have the skills.. but damn.. SE Alaska, in the water, with winter approaching... How long do you expect it to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By travellerw
Re: New to Site

I have an EDEL540 that I really like.. Its super beamy and has an actual fixed keel so its super beginner friendly (super stable). Only downside is I need 3.5 feet to float it off the trailer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By travellerw
Re: Ready to start sailing, but...

I own an Edel 540 here in Alberta.. Even though it has a fixed keel, I still trailer it. I can launch in most lakes around here even though I need about 3 ft to get it off the trailer.

Its a...
Forum: Electronics 07-09-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By travellerw
Re: laptop choice

I highly suggest you do an extended demo on a Microsoft Surface.. The latest Surface has none of the drawbacks you mention above and it truly usable in both laptop and tablet mode. I'm sure you will...
Forum: Electronics 07-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By travellerw
Re: laptop choice

The MS Surface works if you put a case on it.. Another bonus is it will run directly from 12V power without a converter(just a $12 cable from ebay).

These days I think you are better off with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,339
Posted By travellerw
Re: Add Sta-bil to gas or not?

Gasoline that is not vented to the air and stored out of sunlight has an indefinite storage life. That includes E10... The US army did research on this, I will see if I can dig up the document.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,950
Posted By travellerw
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Thats funny I tell people the complete opposite..

I find that they are way more accepting if there is a goal.

If I tell them "We are going to sail around the world", and they usually just say...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,776
Posted By travellerw
Re: Bumfuzzles swallow the Anchor

I love the fuzzles and have followed them for 10 years. They helped kicked off my dream and in a way I have lived part of it through them. I'm not sad for them at all, they are on to new adventures....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-31-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 5,033
Posted By travellerw
OK I just felt like I had to reply here. A couple...

OK I just felt like I had to reply here. A couple of years ago I and some investors were looking into providing medium speed two-way satellite connections for boaters. The system was essentially the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-09-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 5,142
Posted By travellerw
I also have no first had knowledge about Wildcats...

I also have no first had knowledge about Wildcats but I will point you to a website of a horror story. This couple is currently circumnavigating in a Wildcat 35 and had to spend about 40k US just to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-09-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 13,161
Posted By travellerw
Back from the dead

Well it looks like this thread has been brought back from the dead. So since it is here, I thought I would share my take on this.

Four or Five years ago a friend of mine came back from a year long...
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