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Power Made Easy – Airship’s Electrical Upgrades

Before our 5-month trip up the Inside Passage to Alaska aboard Airship, we did some major upgrades to Airship’s electrical power system. Now, after five solid months on the boat – mostly away from marinas, here is a summary of how the system performed, what we learned, and what our…

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Electronics…Upgraded!

Earlier this week we headed over to LaConner to have our electronics upgraded. Here's what we got: Garmin 7616xsv chart plotter, GHP Reactor autopilot with GHC20 control, GXM52 Sirius XM weather receiver, GMI20 marine instrument, Garmin gWind wind and weather sensor, and downview/sideview CHIRP sonar transducers, GST43 speed/temperature transducer. Out…

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Moovbox – Our New Favorite Mobile Internet Solution

We depend completely on being connected when we are on the road and on the water. Because we run a virtual company which is an internet business, we can (and do) enjoy traveling extensively – even while working full time. While our blog posts focus on the adventure side of…

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Internet on the Road

Lots of people have questions about our on-the-road internet setup.  Here's the current state of affairs.  (Warning – this gets a little technical and messy. I'm an electronic engineer, so I like that stuff.)  There are some tips at the end for simplifying the setup to be easier to use…

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I forgot to show you this new thing I can’t live without

Thanks to Tiffani, we now are in the club of people who can see inside this dark cupboard. I bought two of these a while back but only just installed this one yesterday. It's the Dioder LED battery-operated lamp from Ikea ($14.99). It's got a sensor, and when you open the…

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