Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sailing Computer

I have been following a very interesting set of posts on computers for sailboats. Pretty much everyone I know assumes the solution is a laptop. But some posters over at Sailing Anarchy have started with a different idea - a very small desktop. The advantage is that the unit is much cheaper than a laptop. Since it is also smaller it can be mounted in a location more protected from the elements. You can link to the prototype concept here: http://www.rjjconsulting.com/sailing/obcomputer.htm

Crash!

It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ...