iPad Mounting on Flybridge or Cockpit

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iPad Mounting on Flybridge or Cockpit

Postby Semi-Local » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:19 am

Hi folks,

Just wondering what people are doing to mount their iPads, powered, out in the semi-open elements.

Any recommendations for good mounts? Other tips and suggestions?

Thanks, Mark
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Re: iPad Mounting on Flybridge or Cockpit

Postby amytom » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:34 am

I don't have an iPad yet but I have a LifeProof case on my iPhone. They are working on an iPad version and they have several different mounting options.

Check them out at www.lifeproof.com

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Re: iPad Mounting on Flybridge or Cockpit

Postby eepstein » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:20 pm

I use this one as it has a double ziplock style seal and fold over flap. I have had it on a 14' Hobie cat and it works great.

http://www.amazon.com/DriPro-Waterproof ... 270&sr=8-7
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Re: iPad Mounting on Flybridge or Cockpit

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Re: iPad Mounting on Flybridge or Cockpit

Postby thinwater » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:37 pm

I've been using this home-made mount, based on an old Ram-Mount car phone holder I had from way back in the day. My helm is well protected under most conditions (zip-up the windshield in the rain, and the corner is protected some even when it is open) and I remove the tablet when I leave. I have no case and have used it like this for a year. I don't use it every time I sail, only if going someplace unfamiliar and perhaps poorly marked. Mostly, electronics are not needed, and I have my old plotter; poor res, since I don't have the local charts loaded, but all I need is lon/lat. and speed.

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http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2013/08/navionics-on-tablet.html

BTW, touch screens are nearly useless in rough conditions. Just so you know. Mostly I use it when prowling shallow (smooth) back creeks, when lots of detail helps.

Since the Chesapeake is mostly north/south, I prefer vertical orientation.

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