our Wish list
The most economical way to get weather information and communicate offshore.
Iridium GO!™ is unlike anything the world has seen before. Powered by the world's furthest reaching network, this compact, rugged and portable unit creates the first ever reliable global connection for voice and data communications on up to five different devices (smartphones, laptops or tablets). With an Iridium GO!, Skeleton Crew Sailing would have access to their "Predict Wind" Account from anywhere in the world - making them not only prepared for the dramatic changes in weather, but more efficient during their open water crossings.
The Hydrovane is an independent self-steering windvane and an emergency rudder/steering system.
We've had many long and fruitful conversations with Hydrovane about acquiring a discount for the installation of a hydrovane for our Ole Lady, and they've given us the largest discount possible! For $5,000, we would be able to go far offshore with just two crewmembers - making the long stretches of our journey not only more tolerable, but physically possible! If you're interested in helping us purchase a hydrovane, however, please email at skeletoncrewsailing [at] gmail.com - since this particular discount will only come through our contacts at the company.