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    why is it done? 'cos it can be done.... the story of mankind

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    basically the question is not "why" (it never is on this site) it is "why NOT!"

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    WHy put a computer in a waverunner anyway. Going 30mph and higher while jumping wakes and at the same time flipping through MP3's and surfing the internet. Sounds like a lot of fun to me. NOT
    Wave runners are awsome and tons of fun. But need for a computer there is none.

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    why do it? it's a difficult project.
    why do a difficult project? 'cos it's a challange.
    why do a challange? 'cos it's fun
    which translates to, doing it is fun for some.

    free divers go down fathoms, some perforating their ears, some dying, and just for the sheer satisfaction of it. It might not be fun for you, but that doesn't mean it's not fun for anyone.

    besides, if this project is pulled off, it wil solve a lot of challanges which can be applied to other on-the-move computing platforms. like a bike, or a boat.

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    EXACTLY!!!!!

    now a bike pc...that would be interesting!
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    Here is a link to my ipod solution.
    http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.php?t=34829

    Would love to see what hardware people come up with for viable audio components, they are fairly slim pickings from what I have found.

    Havenít updated the thread with the new hardware I am running currently, but it is functioning nicely.



    I would love to see some usable concepts for a jetskiíPC other than GPS which would be a very usable feature IMO, but tunes are a pretty good option when cruising, or just having a usable stereo that can be accessed when pulling up to the beach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalksalvage


    basically the question is not "why" (it never is on this site) it is "why NOT!"

    For the most part.. just don't ask about using PC speakers on your DooPuter

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacwin
    That picture is the same seadoo that I have. Here is what I was thinking of doing.
    1. Relocate the gauge to the area below the handle bars (where it says gsx). That will leave me enough room to place a small screen there. Also the hood has a slight overhang to block the reflection of the sun.
    2. Remove the front cargo container. This area stays dry even if the whole front end of the doo goes under water. I will build a small system using a laptop hd, slim cd-rom, small atx MB. I plan on contructing a small waterproof case that will fit in the bottom of the cargo container. There are 2 fresh air tubes that run into front of the hull. I can tap into these tubes to displace the heat from the cargo area and mount a large fan under the hood.
    3. Mount a waterproof trackball beside the relocated guage.
    4. Mount GPS reciever in the area between the handlebars and the hood.
    5. Remove the glass from the side mirrors (those mirrors are useless) and fabricate waterproof speakers into the mirror mounts.

    I am not doing this because of the "wow" factor. I really would like to have gps because I ride on some large lakes and the speed from the gps is more accurate than the speedometer. Sometimes like to listen to music while I ride.

    Things that concern me:
    1. Battery- I might have to upgrade the size of the battery for powering the amp,dooputer, and still have cranking amps
    2. The chance of something catching fire. The cargo area backs right up to a 15 gallon gas tank
    3. Running 60mph and being able to hear the speakers over the sound of the ski and the wind.
    4. Amping the audio to a decent listening volume. I don't want it blarring out across the lake but I need to be able to hear it.
    5. Quickly controlling the audio level and complete system shutdown for emergencies and getting pulled over by the patrol boats
    6. Shock proofing the hd. I love to launch the ski off wakes and sometimes the landings are anything but predictable.

    Thanks for your input!!!
    Can't you just get one of these??? http://www.garmin.com/products/etrex/
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    You could use a pocket pc. Put it in a waterproof case. http://www.otterbox.com/products/pda_cases/1900/

    They make cases for a couple tablet pc's as well. You can still use the touch screen inside the case. I have one of their older cases that I took to Oman for my old iPaq. Kept the dust and crap out of it.
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    It's installed by default on every version of Windows.

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