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Ocean Planet/USA 05 Update from Bruce Schwab:
Monday, April 5, 2004 

Vendee Upgrades…

The work on our Trusty Steed continues….for those of you in the Northeast, come on by and have a look at what we are up to.

Attention world cruisers! (or aspiring ones):
Much of our electronic equipment is going to be upgraded (to meet the Vendee rules, or simply to have the latest), so there are a few hot items up on Ebay right now that you should check out:

Mini-M/Sat-C unit, that is both a voice/data satphone and an inmarsat-C (text only) satellite transceiver (We’ll be using an Iridium and a Fleet 77 unit for higher bandwidth)

Our old computer system (I’ll be switching to laptops only)

Waterproof monitors (we have two of these to sell)

Here’s a shot of the monitors when they were in the Nav station:


The old radar will be listed soon (stay tuned for an announcement of our new radar, by one of our astute supplier sponsors).

Also, stay tuned for some VERY exciting news about a new media partner and other supplier sponsors for our Vendee Team!

Bruce Schwab, Skipper
USA 05/Ocean Planet


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