I'm looking for recommendations for a display for use on a 34' sailboat. I could use a laptop
securely positioned at the nav station, but that is susceptible to water
, and very un-usable at the helm
. The laptop
, even if waterproof (a Toughbook, perhaps?) would be a real hassle to keep in place and out of trouble if used directly at the helm
. Perhaps the best idea would be a laptop or very small desktop
below someplace, and a small, waterproof, touch-screen driven, display that could be mounted at the steering
station -- something kind of similar to a K-Mart check-out credit-card scanner. Yes, perhaps too small, but every time I see one of those, I keep thinking "aha!"
Has anyone done, seen, or heard of any successful hardware
installations that allow using OpenCpn
under way on a sailboat? I don't want to pay for, configure, and maintain a chartplotter
, and then configure and maintain an OpenCPN installation
that would simply serve as a "driver" for the chartplotter!
I really HATE the proprietary chartplotter