Wi-Fi Antenna

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Accessing the internet from aboard is difficult unless one is willing to spend $10K for hardware and have a large white dome somewhere on the boat; and even then a megabyte of data costs around $10. So the alternative is to get a Wi-Fi extender antenna which allows signals from up to several miles away to be received. I had a Bullet system from Ubiquiti which had begun to fail because I'd used an uncompensated power supply for it, but in 2017 I got a brand new system called the &£8220;Bad Boy&£8221; which I mounted on the backstay. This system has a much simpler front-end than the Bullet and it makes connected to Wi-Fi sources quite easy. I also got a wireless router which lets me connect any computer aboard wirelessly to the external Bad Boy signal.


Instrument panel removed I needed to pull the CAT-5 cables through from the aft of the boat in order to install the Bad Boy Extreme
(2017-03-16 11:18:32 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/250s] ISO 800)
Instrument panel removed
Backstay Bad Boy installation The Bad Boy installed high up on the starboard backstay of Zanshin
(2017-03-17 08:00:45 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/2000s] ISO 800)
Backstay Bad Boy installation
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