Sail Life – Starlink satellite internet is SO awesome! ⛵

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This week I install Starlink aboard Athena. This will allow us to have a fast, stable internet connection even in the most remote anchorages. Since recording the video, we have used Starlink for a couple of weeks, and it’s been nothing short of amazing. A fast and stable internet connection. We even had internet the entire way across the Bay of Biscay. It sounds like there are areas in the US that are struggling with congestion (slow speeds). We don’t know what the future will bring in terms of using the RV version offshore, and there is the ominous-sounding section 5.3 in the TOS. But for right now, for us, Starlink RV is nothing short of amazing.

Starlink is evolving rapidly. Since recording this video, there are now rumors that RV and Residential are disabled when moving faster than a certain speed. I don’t believe the limit is known. We have not yet encountered anything like this at 7-8 kts.

Starlink Terms Of Service section 5.3. “… Starlink for RV can only be used within the same continent as the registered shipping address. If you use Starlink for RV Services for more than two months in a country that is different than your shipping address, you will be required to move your registered address to your new location or purchase an additional Starlink to maintain Service. …”
https://www.starlink.com/legal/documents/DOC-1020-91087-64?regionCode=US

Starlink on boats Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/starlinkonboats

If you’re looking for a 4G alternative to Starlink for traveling around Europe, this is the best option we have found (300 GB for 40 EUR per month): www.tiekom.com

00:00 Intro
00:26 A somewhat extensive refit
00:56 Starlink – what we ordered
01:34 Short wall mount
02:31 Ethernet adapter
02:45 Dishy!
03:03 Starlink router
04:25 RV vs. Residential vs. Maritime
05:46 Why Starlink might not be suitable for a long-distance cruiser (TOS section 5.3)
07:06 Long range 4G as an alternative to Starlink
10:54 Tiekom – the best 4G provider in Europe
12:29 Installing Dishy
13:08 Testing the connection 226 Mbps!
13:48 Starlink App and Ethernet adapter
14:39 Running the cable (Scanstrut cable seal)
17:41 We’ll be crossing the Bay of Biscay with Starlink
18:27 Cya!

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