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Old 30 April 2014, 20:02   #11
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I was going pondering whether to make something from sheet metal.
What's has finally changed my mind not to is the fact that I have an unused tablet stand.
It securely holds the tablet in an adjustable cradle.
Going to use this I think with the tablet in a waterproof cover.
I will add Velcro to the rear of the waterproof cover and to the face of the stand to secure the tablet solidly.
I will make something to hold the stand and tablet securely and post pics of the finished item.
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Old 30 April 2014, 20:07   #12
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I was going pondering whether to make something from sheet metal.
What's has finally changed my mind not to is the fact that I have an unused tablet/digital picture frame stand.
It securely holds the tablet in an adjustable cradle.
Going to use this I think with the tablet in a waterproof bag/cover.
I will add Velcro to the rear of the waterproof cover and to the face of the stand to secure the tablet solidly.
I will make something to mount the stand and tablet to within the Sib.
Once complete i will post pics of the finished item.
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Old 01 May 2014, 18:50   #13
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Rigged up tablet / chart plotter earlier.
Used an e reader stand with adjustable cradle.

Put tablet in a waterproof case.
Case has industrial Velcro stuck to it as has face of the stand.
This secures tablet to the stand super securely!
Tablet can be viewed and used inside case through the clear plastic.
Small hole cut in the bottom of the plastic case to allow charger lead to be passed through,
Made base from old piece of wood and painted it.
Ratchet trap
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Old 01 May 2014, 18:57   #14
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Rigged up tablet / chart plotter earlier.

Used an e reader stand with adjustable cradle.

Put tablet in a waterproof case.

Case has industrial Velcro strip stuck to it as has face of the stand.

This secures tablet to the stand super securely!
Tablet can be viewed and used inside case through the clear plastic.

Stand rotates side to side180 degrees.

Tablet also tilts allowing good degree of movement to find good viewing position.

Small hole cut in the bottom of the plastic case to allow charger lead to be passed through,

Made base from old piece of wood and painted it.

Ratchet strap will secure to the petrol tank on the floor.

Cheap as chips to rig up this little chart plotter .

Will post pics when it is attached yo the sib.
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Old 02 May 2014, 01:18   #15
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Looks good. Not sure I would have cut hole in case as it can be very damp out there. Mine lasts over 6 hrs even leaving screen on so would last ages if you turned off screen between marks, hence no charging needed. You might be able to fit in bag one of those charger widgets without cutting hole. Having a plotter is awesome
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Old 02 May 2014, 01:19   #16
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Try leaving on at home on app full brightness and see how long it lasts?
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Old 02 May 2014, 05:47   #17
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According to manual 9.5 hrs on dimmest setting and 4 hrs on max which is very bright.
The hole is about 8mm at the bottom of the case..
It's a really tight fit to get charger plug through it so hopefully gravity and plug friction will keep brine out.
When not chainging I will stick a little piece of trusty duct tape over the hole.
I'll try and see how it goes.
Might order another cover just in case, it was only 7 squids lol.
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I've not needed to charge mine and I know the huddle is good for battery life. You'll know what's needed in time. You could always silicon in cable. Hope I get my first bass of the season tmrw.
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I've not needed to charge mine and I know the huddle is good for battery life. You'll know what's needed in time. You could always silicon in cable. Hope I get my first bass of the season tmrw.
Good luck with the bass tomorrow.
Im shored up until 12th May due to work
I've got decent Duct tape I will cut a few pieces and stick them strategically over the plug cable and case to help keep the salt water out.
Should do hopefully.
I've got a massive 20 ah battery secured in a purpose made shelf in the home made bow locker.
Should run the fish finder / tablet for a few days
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Old 21 May 2014, 13:45   #20
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After a successful sea trialing of my set up as detailed earlier I concluded the only thing missing from my tablet / chart plotter was some sort of hood to shade the screen from bright sunshine and shelter it from salt water splashes.
I chopped up an old plastic container.
I sprayed it black and affixed it to the tablet stand.
Chopped up three pieces from the container which velcro onto the top and sides which can be moved depending on how much shade is required.
The whole set up sits on the sib floor ratcheted to the petrol tank.
Tried it today and it worked a treat.
Kept the mackerel poo off the screen as well.
The MX mariner android app is a cracking program.
I covered 20.45miles trawling and drifting for 7 hours.
I could see on the screen my snail trail from where I had been.
Going to put it to good use by going to fish a few wrecks next week.
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