S/V Renaissance
Thoughts, stories and ideas.

Victron Cerbo GX on Steroids

Cerbo GX can do more than control electrical systems. In this article, we explain how you can turn it into an intelligent hub for your boat, automatically log your trips, serve as an AIS server for apps like Navionics and iSailor, and potentially receive free MarineTraffic professional memberships

Feeding a Power Hungry Sailboat

We are asked a lot about our electrical setup and how we power multiple Starlinks and a connected boat. In this article, we discuss our setup on Renaissance, and the upgrades we have made to keep our 700Ah lithium-ion batteries charged using nearly 1kW of solar panels and a high capacity alternator.

Reliable Remote Work with Two Starlinks

After working full time for more than a month in remote places of British Columbia, including Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound and Broughtons, we decided to get a second Starlink. In this article, we explain how we manage to reliably perform two full time jobs solely relying on two Starlinks.

Musings About Internet & Starlink on a Boat

Being full time boaters and full time workers make things interesting. Both of us doing high tech jobs, we require constant, highly reliable and redundant Internet wherever we are. In this post, we talk about Internet and Starlink, a satellite based Internet solution created by SpaceX and Elon Musk.


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