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Old 29-11-2014, 04:21   #1
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Tablet For Nav.

In the process (never ending)of refitting our Morgan, Time for GPS and the like, im looking at a raymarine c95,system with radar,it is Wi-Fi,ready out of the box,i was going to mount the screen in the nav station, and mount a water proof tablet on the ped, does anyone have experience with this set up? Thanks in advance..
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Re: TABLET FOR NAV.

I recommend just the opposite. Mount the Raymarine unite at the helm. It was designed to work in the elements and sunlight with sunglasses. Use your less robust tablet down below with apps to control the raymarine unit by wifi.
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I recommend just the opposite. Mount the Raymarine unite at the helm. It was designed to work in the elements and sunlight with sunglasses. Use your less robust tablet down below with apps to control the raymarine unit by wifi.
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Very few tablets have the ruggedness and screen brightness of a chartplotter. Surely you sail the boat at the helm; the only time we go inside is to make a cup up tea, but we are only day sailers an only helm 5 hours at a time.
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Thanks Gentleman, For the Reply's, Sounds like the plan I was concerned about theft. In out of way anchorages. After looking on line, The mounting pods look secure enough. Happy Holidays
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Thanks Gentleman, For the Reply's, Sounds like the plan I was concerned about theft. In out of way anchorages. After looking on line, The mounting pods look secure enough. Happy Holidays
There's no mounting system that would defeat a determined thief. However if you use a mount that allows quick release, you can remove it when you leave the boat in a higher crime area, or extended period. Take a look at the Scanstrut pedestal guard mounts.
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sailfastTri,,, Thanks for the heads up..
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sailfastTri,,, Thanks for the heads up..
The type I had in mind is the Scanstrut Rokk Rail Mount series. These also let you swivel the unit, so you can view it from the side or even from shelter beneath the dodger. I like that because I'm usually not at the helm seat when the AP is engaged.
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I really think your headed for trouble if you are constantly unplugging your power, radar HSB network and nmea 2000 cables to remove your MFD. Look at a navpod. Navpod cost a bit, but they use special screws to hold them together that will deter most common thieves. I use an E-7 and it's plenty big enough for the speed I go. If you want to see it somewhere else like under the dodger or down below add a small A-series to the network. The redraw speed and price of these new displays superior to any tablet.
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