Nice feedback from Marcel, navigator on the Ker 46 Lady Mariposa
Marcel requested a full Mesa2 setup with spare battery, external charger and Expedition pre-loaded, and was delivered a day before Cowes Week commenced. Despite the tight timescales to get connected and up and running, Marcel was very happy with his setup, especially on big Wednesday and Thursday with 25-35kt winds and heavy rainsqualls:
"Hi Campbell, Thanks heaps!! I've been super happy with the Mesa during Cowes Week. Particularly Wednesday and Thursday it didn't let me down a single second."
Yes, the Fastnet went quite well - 2nd in class, 3rd overall. Considering the Cowes Week success the week before we are all very happy with the results this season.
We used to have iPads and iPads mini to VNC into the nav laptop down below. During the heavy rain on Cowes Week Wednesday and with the amount of water coming over the deck the next day when sailing downwind in 30+ kts, an iPad would have been unusable. The Mesa2 and particularly its wet mode, however, worked a treat.