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Old 24-07-2010, 09:57   #16
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I secure the laptop to the navstation down below but run a cable to a second monitor in the cocpit that is velcro'd to the cockpit coaming. Using a wireless mouse or keyboard, I can access the computer below. THere is only about a 10 foot range for the wireless.
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Old 24-07-2010, 10:26   #17
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rubber mesh shelf-liner....has a million uses.

3rd that!

I also have the wire security strap that came with the laptop and I have looped it around the base of a VHF radio in the nav station and then its locked into the computers side.

But the rubber mesh shelf liner really does the job, the strap is just for safety.
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Old 24-07-2010, 10:37   #18
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Laptop is wedged in a cabinet in its special wet suit bag with all the going-ashore paraphernalia in a pocket. The BOAT COMPUTER (half the size of a lunch pail) is bolted in the electronics bay with multiple USB outlets and VGA plug in the nav station. Built in DC-DC transformer handles 9 to 17 volts DC, Powered 7 port USB hub at nav station runs on separate DC-DC converter to power quite a few toys. Screen will soon hinge up to allow half chart on the table. Spare keyboard, mice, drives in vacuum bags in the bilges. Total investment w/16" screen under $1000. $275 sunlight viewable LCD on order for cockpit, but can see the computer screen on either chart plotter.
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Old 24-07-2010, 18:07   #19
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I use a docking station for the laptop secured with velcro inside the nav table, so if it does give way, it isn't going far. I use a separate monitor with touch screen, as well as a wireless mouse and keyboard.
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Very interesting. Gives me an idea of putting a window in my cockpit or coachhouse and placing a swing monitor in it - inside looking out. Then having a mouse as needed. Could be used in all weather.
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Old 29-07-2010, 17:39   #21
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I just came across the advert on Panbo which seems to address the OP's question

Boating - treefrogpad.com

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$275 sunlight viewable LCD on order for cockpit

Sandy - is this 12V? If so where did you find a good 12V LCD screen and what size? I was planning to do the same "boat computer" with a seperte USB portable hard drive hidden behind the seat. Might have the small laptop stolen but at lest the photos/memories will be safe.
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I use the 3M Dual Lock mentioned earlier.... and for mounting the VHF.... and the AIS....and for fans...and all sorts of things
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I just came across the advert on Panbo which seems to address the OP's question

Boating - treefrogpad.com

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I saw the same ad and purchased two. I am out in my O'day 23 testing them. We are getting knocked around quite from large wake and my Ipad in the cockpit does not budge. I placed the mobile hotspot down below. I'm certain this would hold even in a knockdown yet I can pick up the Ipad easily. You have to feel this for yourself. It's VERY sticky yet it leaves no residue and it's washable. It's not sticky when it is in water but regains it's original stickiness as soon as it drys.
I'm thinking this may work well to clean shoes as we board.
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