Of course, one of the real joys of sailing is that you don’t necessary want to be too close to the mayhem of everyday life. That’s where my Kindle will be very useful. The 3G version allows you to upload books from Amazon anywhere there is a 3G signal but it also allows you to access the internet free of charge. It’s clunky but that makes you be really careful when you use it as you need a lot of patience. We have all been spoilt with iPads, smartphones etc!