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post #27 of Old 01-04-2019
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Re: First Time Crewing

How many minutes does that include? How much data? Which device?
Have found phones are cheap. They get you on data and/or minutes. That’s true for satellite or out of country cellphone chips.
Now a days would be suspect of any voyaging captain who hasn’t set up suitable offshore comm on his own. Can’t think of a friend without some form of appropriate set of devices. Do increasingly see people forgoing SSB but not the other stuff to at least the extent of some level of redundancy. I don’t have a InReach. I’m pleased when crew brings one along or an extra epirb, Spot, sat phone etc. On the other side I won’t crew on an offshore boat that doesn’t have adequate comm and nav gear. I would also wonder what else is sketchy.

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