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As a USCG Master who does boat and yacht deliveries, I rely on accurate and current weather forecasts. A successful sailboat delivery requires good weather routing! After exploring several options, I finally settled on a satellite-based system that not only enables me to get affordable, accurate forecasts, but is portable enough to take with me from one yacht delivery to another.
Last month, in part one of this report on portable weather routing options, I described why I selected Iridium Go to help guide my weather routing during deliveries. Because I am a delivery skipper, portability was a priority. This might not be a priority for most sailors,
During a recent delivery from Punta Gorda, FL to St. Augustine, FL I had the opportunity to compare two routing apps, one of them recently updated—Weather 4D and Luck Grib, which we introduced in our recent report on satellite communication at sea
By the late 1970s, the old Tartan 34 had become very dated. The boat had been in production for a decade, and hundreds of families had cut their racing and cruising teeth on the S&S keel/centerboarder. But the market was changing. Boats were faster and lighter, keels and rigs more efficient, interiors roomier and more ...
Over the years Practical Sailor has done many articles analyzing VHF radios, chart plotters, etc. This article will discuss how to get various brands of electronics that use different communication protocols to work together seamlessly. It is proven to work on my 39-year-old personal boat and parts of this process has been used on boats I have delivered for my customers.
Here is a link to my page on the Practical Sailor website https://www.practical-sailor.com/author/wlherrmann
Yacht Delivery by a Professional Captain
St. Petersburg, FL
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