Standard Horizon CPF 300i
I`ve recently purchased the above unit and am now fitting it to my RIB. Partly the reason I bought this model is the internal GPS antenna(one less thing to worry about?)
I intend to mount it on top of the consul obviously, on its mounting bracket.
It occured to me that there are a number of "open" input sockets at the back(optional video input, external GPS input) which I will not be using. I`m a bit concerned as to whether I should create some sort of enclosure to protect it from the elements.
The manufacturers spec. states it is "splashproof"
If I box it in too much I will have to buy an external GPS antenna which I was hoping to avoid?
My experience of electronics and RIBS is somewhat limited, having plenty in hardboats with nice wheelhouses to keep dry in! I guess common sense will prevail.
I was considering putting the whole thing in a Tupperware box!