Ok I heard back from autonode.com about their monitors. They look great and definitely will do the job but nothing came in under 2600 bucks.
I also did some other research and found waterproof monitors for as low as 1500.00, however they were housed in big obnoxious boxes. yech.
So I ordered one of the transreflective screens this morning. They come fully assembled now instead of as an open kit so I don't have to worry about breaking it while testing it out.
The fun part will be creating the waterproof housing- Stay tuned.