We have 2 helm
stations on our catamaran
and both are open to the elements.
On the starboard side we have a chartplotter
(Raymarine Axiom), i70, throttle controls and autopilot
controls. On the port side, we only have an i70 multifunctional display (not a chart plotter, it only show data like SOG, wind
, AWS, TWS etc etc) and a secondary autopilot
We would like to use a (gps enabled) iPad
in a waterproof casing on the port side mounted on (for example) a Scanstrut mount. This way we can use the iPad
(if charged) elsewhere on the boat
. However it's 'main position' would be on the port helmstation, outside. We're not yet sure if we will use the Raymarine
app to mirror the primary plotter OR if we would only use the Navionics
app and the built-in GPS
The question is: 1) how do you charge your iPad outside 2) what kind of mount do you use and 3) what kind of case do you use? We're also considering Android tablets btw if that would make life easier.
Pictures of any install are much appreciated and will be rewarded a cold beer
in somewhere in the Med next year