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    Hello, I am new to the carputer world, but not boats and big audio system in them, now I want to meld all that together in one system

    A little about the boat it is a 30 offshore boat with a cuddy, and I have scouted the cockpit and have room for 2 10" TVS in back of the bolsters seats for the passengers and room for a 6" (prefer touchscreen) in the dash to control the system. I also have a 15: flat LCD in the cabin that would also b eused down there. We currnelty have it hooked up to a DVD player to watch movies.

    The stereo is a 4 amp system with 26 speakers and I have an aux in on the headunit to interface the puter with the stereo so all should be goo there.

    What I am wanting is DVD for music videos and movies, and a good MP3 player, and also be able to integrate my existing GPS unit into it for the antenna and use it as moving map etc.

    I have room in the cabin to install it and it will be out of the elements and I do not boat in Salt so that is not a concern, however the screen will be out in the light so ideas on what can be seen in the sun would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance


  • #2
    The sun is your enemy. Search "transreflective" and "sunlight readable". MP3Car sells a 7" sunlight readable monitor, straying from that may cause you some frustration. Welcome though
    MII-12000 / Ampie / Lilliput 7" / BU-355 / PicoPSU / uSDC
    Currently: Enjoying the setup, but always contemplating my next move...


    • #3
      Great that is the kind of info I am looking to collect, it is going to be a long winter so I need some new projects

      Keep the ideas coming



      • #4
        Would love to see pics of the boat if you have?


        • #5
          here are some from during installation. I do not have any with me of the finished product
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          • #6
            here are a few more, I will try and get some better ones that better describe what I am trying to accomplish
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