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Balanced solar power

Solar panels seem like the perfect solution to producing electricity on board a boat. They have no moving parts, make no noise, and the power is free. Like most things in life, however, solar panels represent a series of trade-offs.…

South Pacific experiences with satphone e-mail

To the editor: The recent article by John Kettlewell on Iridium satphones ("Data via satphone," Issue No. 155, July/August 2006) reminded me of our experience with service providers in the South Pacific. One of the Iridium providers mentioned AST and…

Stressing the value of preparation

I am writing because I am impressed, not only with John Kettlewell's article on drogue deployment ("Learn by doing," Issue No. 92, September/October 1998), but with the quality of articles you publish in general. My first reaction to Mr. Kettlewell's…

From the Pilothouse

Shortly before the Volvo Ocean Race boats departed for Miami from Rio de Janeiro, I spoke with Steve Hayles, a Hamble, England, native, who is navigator aboard the boat Team Tyco. The vessel was in third place overall at press…