I don't have any solid statistics to back this assertion up, but my sense is that more and more cruisers are, like Phyllis and me, and AAC European Correspondent Colin and his partner Louise, working while cruising at jobs that require long hours at a computer. And even among cruisers who leave their jobs completely behind when they head out, many are blogging as well as editing photographs and video; all computer intensive. And almost all of us spend quite a bit of time at the computer on boat-related tasks such as weather analysis and cruise planning. So, given all that, I'm going to share some photos of our workstations on Morgan's Cloud, our 56-foot aluminum Mcurdy and Rhodes cutter, as well as some notes on the communications and computer gear we use, and some useful aside tips that will make all cruisers' lives easier. Let's start off with the details of the gear at my workstation, the chart table, shown in the numbered photo above.
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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 18 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.