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Old 18-03-2013, 10:45   #1
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Sliding Laptop Bracket For Chart Tableau....

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Wanting to have a decent size chart table where a full size chart can be laid out i removed the gear/throttles aft to a seperate helm then i installed a sliding laptop holder at the desk that allows you to view the chart by sliding the laptop left to right.

The laptop is around 130mm off of the chart so you can actually see under as well.

I laid a piece of clear vinyl over the chart that lifts up at the front edge to change charts, the 'chart of the day sits under the chart for reference and can be slid out and DR can be pencilled in. I clipped 50 mm of the clear vinyl behind the back board.

Works well.
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Old 18-03-2013, 10:49   #2
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Re: Sliding Laptop Bracket For Chart Tableau....

Very COOL indeed. Now ya got me thinkin of doing an lcd from my laptop like your chart is pictured.
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Re: Sliding Laptop Bracket For Chart Tableau....

Have you got pics of the bracket? Nice idea.
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Re: Sliding Laptop Bracket For Chart Tableau....

Some side shots showing the brackets, laptop is on velcro tabs so it can be removed.
The feet have felt pads to stop rattle or sliding in a head sea.....
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Re: Sliding Laptop Bracket For Chart Tableau....

Thanks, that's really neat, simple and effective.
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Old 18-03-2013, 11:01   #6
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Re: Sliding Laptop Bracket For Chart Tableau....

Nice! I built one years ago that slides down from the bulkhead to the near edge of the table in front of you. Laser cut SS with ball bearing drawer slides. The lap top then slides away and folds up vertical to allow full chart table use. Unfortunately it was built for "yesteryears" laptops (small). I'll see if I can pull it out of the boat parts storage and get a pic.
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Some side shots showing the brackets, laptop is on velcro tabs so it can be removed.
The feet have felt pads to stop rattle or sliding in a head sea.....
Great idea. Looks all custom, which gives you that perfect fit.
Those pictures will help a lot of cruisers fabricate something similar to yours.

Home much did it cost you to have it made?
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Re: Sliding Laptop Bracket For Chart Tableau....

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Nice! I built one years ago that slides down from the bulkhead to the near edge of the table in front of you. Laser cut SS with ball bearing drawer slides. The lap top then slides away and folds up vertical to allow full chart table use. Unfortunately it was built for "yesteryears" laptops (small). I'll see if I can pull it out of the boat parts storage and get a pic.
It would be nice to see the pics if you can.
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Old 18-03-2013, 11:26   #9
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Great idea. Looks all custom, which give you that perfect fit.
Those pictures will help a lot of cruisers fabricate something similar to yours.

Home much did it cost you to have it made?
Because i'm in a foreign land i had to get it fabricated which really is frustrating i can assure you!!!! So i'm restricted to building bits in Australia and smuggling in our baggage and can't do that with everything, LOL.
The two brackets and SS rod cost around 460 Kuna, about $60:00 neat.

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Wanting to have a decent size chart table where a full size chart can be laid out i removed the gear/throttles aft to a seperate helm then i installed a sliding laptop holder at the desk that allows you to view the chart by sliding the laptop left to right.
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Haha 'GOT YA" and i'm cooking and taking pic's LMAO
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Haha 'GOT YA" and i'm cooking and taking pic's LMAO
LOL. OK, OK, I am waving the white flag .
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Your timing was beautiful, seriously i had chicken with a lemon sauce, eggplant in olive oil frying, and honeyed carrots, i reached over and took the pic, Viv is still laughing....

Your next question as prisoner of awe?......
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Your next question as prisoner of awe?......
Cat o' nine tails?
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Nah first ya gotta sew some canvas.....
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