We decided to go with the iridiumGo! through PredictWind. I think this is one of our largest purchases, yikes! After reading many blogs and reviews, this seems to be the best fit for us. Hope we’re right!
- We’ll be able to get updates on the wind, rain, swell etc through the satellite phone and on to our computer. We are familiar with other ways to stay safe with weather predictions, just in case technology fails, but having this aboard SV Shawnigan is super exciting.
- We will have unlimited SMS (texts) in and outbound! Yes, you can text us or we can text you while we are in the middle of the Indian Ocean! Or anywhere, for that matter. We can also update our position on the map. See us on the map somewhere? You happen to be going there for vacation??? You can send us a message to meet up!
- We will also be able to keep our blog (mostly) up to date! With a few pictures here and there and some text to go with it, we will be able to post to the blog in the middle of a passage.
Part of our purpose in sailing around the world is to “disconnect”. So having this technology will add a element of practicing will power. Will power to not post or stay too connected too often, that is. Not that we don’t love you all, but we really want to experience the world as mush as possible and do it safely.
If you are totally stoked on staying updated and/or would like to know you can text/email with us almost anytime, and would like to help support the monthly Sat Phone $$$ please click here to donate! 🙂