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Old 29 April 2014, 15:52   #1
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Chart plotter on a Sib

Hi.
Just downloaded MX Mariner on my son's unused 7 inch Tesco Hudl tablet.
Works a treat as a marine chart plotter.
Cost around 10 quid for app and nautical map - absolute bargain!
Just scratching my head wondering how / where to mount it.
I have three ideas at present.
The favourite being mounting it in it's waterproof case down on the floor next to the petrol tank.
I was going to ratchet strap a home made wooden mount onto the tank so it can be easily disconnected.
See pic.
The black bracket in the pic is my fish finder mount.
Tablet would sit below it in its mount.
Wondering if anyone has come up with an ingenious method of mounting a similar set up before I put my idea into production?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 30 April 2014, 03:08   #2
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I've made these. Tablet goes in map case in box with sliding perspex lid. Just bits I had knocking about. Map case keeps out moisture and perspex protects if hit. Lid slides open to touch screen to make way points etc. Only thing I might add is some sides to shade a bit to help see on bright days. Sits on seat in front of me. Can now put myself on mark x perfectly.
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Old 30 April 2014, 03:11   #3
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Away from the plotter I like what you did with the floor there.
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Old 30 April 2014, 05:31   #4
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Thanks for that Bassstalker.

Just wondering where you sit on the Sib relative to the tablet when fishing?
And also how do you affix tablet to the seat.

Max I posted the floor matting which cost under 20 quid on a previous thread.
Without a doubt one of the best mods you can make to a Sib.
Turns a cheese grater aluminium floor into a soft comfortable surface which you can kneel on and has much more grip.
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Sib aluminum floor - matting
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The quicksilver sibs have 2 seats so I sit on back left corner and have it on the seat in front of me. The wooden box has the flat ply piece out the back which has the fish finder box on top of. The box then just has a bubgee around to hold to seat. Works a treat. Not sure where you'll put yours though. It has transformed my boating and I do love having the fish finder and plotter together as it creates a proper picture. You probably could even rig it to charge up from fish finder battery but it seems to last all day anyway.
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The matting does look good but must make washing down a pain? I had the deck covered in skate, roker last week. Can't imagine that on the rubber floor.
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Old 30 April 2014, 06:03   #7
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Cheers for that.
I am limited with where I can mount the plotter.
I have a shortlist of three ideas one favourite so will probably go with that at present.

With regards to the floor matting I use a large pole which clamps into the jockey wheel mount.
I place chocks at the wheels and with the boat secured to the trailer raise the bow of the Sib upwards.
Sib is probably at around 60 degrees.
I then hose it out.
Water and crud finds it's way out the plug
Been out six times thus far and floor is still as new.
No need to do anymore than run hose over it.
If it got really dirty it can be easily removed and washed thoroughly as it fits together like a jig saw.
I honestly can't see any flaws with it and I certainly wouldn't be without it now.
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Old 30 April 2014, 07:42   #8
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If you have a solid floor I would mount some SS eyes so you can tie down items to those - I use a Pelicase in mine (pics in link below) and you could mount to the lid of that?

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Hi Max
Like what you done with the peli case - unfortunately I have made a bow box / seat which now resides at the bow see pics.
My mate now sits at the bow when we are fishing - I sit at the stern.
It gives us more room to cast etc.
Got all sorts in the bow box including anchor and large 12 volt battery etc etc.
Im gonna mount plotter on the floor next to my fish finder I think.
I agreed with Bassstalker - good to have both gadgets side by side to help paint the full picture of the sea around you.
I'll have a look and see what materials I have lying around the garage and come up with sumthing cheap and cheerful.
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As your good at welding etc I don't see why you couldnt just have a post and plate each end about 18 inches long. Fuel tank could sit on plate to secure? On top plate have similar set up as me?
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