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Old 05-27-2017, 07:51 PM   #1
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The trawler I bought last summer came with a variety of electronics, all dated, but some worth keeping. The one most likely to go to the dumpster is a counter-intuitive Si-tex nav display on the open bridge. Not only is it user-hostile, the manual is gibberish, but most important to this story, it is almost unreadable in sunlight, even with my lightly- tinted glasses.

In the wheelhouse I've replaced a superannuated Garmin with a laptop running Coastal Explorer and am quite happy with that arrangement.

Enough exposition, here's my question: Can anyone recommend a bright display for my bridge so I can run C.E. there also? A simple monitor slaved to the primary computer would probably serve, but a laptop or large tablet may be best. Obviously weather-resistant is desirable.

I've searched online, with ambiguous results.
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I use 2 of the Big Bay Monitors. No complaints (except price )

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you could go with an iPad with a "Lifeproof" case ( $110.00 )

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Look at the RayMarine m1500 on eBay. That's what I use. Fully waterproof just like an MFD.
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How about an imac? Take the back off it and spray it with conformal coating. Only hook it up to wifi for the latest software.
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