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Old 12 June 2008, 11:33   #1
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windscreen - worried about electronics

Hello,
I'm a bit worried about the exposure my electronics get with the elements.
Firstly, should I be worried?
Secondly and if I should be worried, can someone give me a suggestion on how to build a windscreen to protect my materiel for a standard humber jockey seat please?

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Old 12 June 2008, 12:59   #2
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Paul I'll try and get e few pictures of my home built job. It only cost a few quid to make.

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Old 13 June 2008, 16:35   #3
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Here a the pics I promised. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Hi Pablo
You can quite easily heat polycarbonate sheet with a DIY paint stripping heat gun. If you cut a half circle with the diameter measurement equivalent to the width of your console plus circa 300mm you can then affix it to the front face of the console with self-tapping ss screws and large ss washers so that the 150mm extra hangs out on each side. With gentle and slow heating of the polycarb vertically at each corner of your console it will gradually soften enough to bend and follow the line of your console. Finish by screwing to the console sides and you will have a perfect windscreen. You can modify the shape of the polycarb if, for example, you want a horizontal top to the screen. Leave circa 50mm overlap for attachment to the console.

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Thanks, both of you.

I'm still not entierely convinced that i'll need one but i'd rather avoid the risk.
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You are welcome Pablo. I also did this to protect my chartplotter and found that it also gives me a surprising amount of protection.

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