laptop bracket , as per last post

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:01
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:10

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:10
Thanks for posting your pics, Eric.......pretty impressive setup...the work of an artisan :-)

My setup is slightly more rustic( like myself) and is on a fixed base but sits slightly more forward than yours. As I mentioned in an earlier post I have to fold the screen down to change gears. My setup aWillem

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:15

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:15
(to continue after hitting the wrong key)...My setup also folds forward to that I may access the console(old mail box) for goodies stored there. Tonight I found that two old chair brackets could be used to strengthen the rather flimsy mail box. The unit is quite sturdy now.

Cheers,

Willem

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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:20

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:20
sounds like some ozzy engenouety(dont comment on spelling lol ) has gone into your set up . On my set up , I had no problem in vision , the gear stick is easily accesable , and dont move over harsh bumps , i think I am on a winner with this set up .

Never heared the kids once over 5000 kms of travel lol . exept for I want to see this and she wont let me lol Venus Bay
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Reply By: John - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:38

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:38
Hi Eric
Thanks for that, your set up looks very interesting.
Are the RAM components easily obtainable ?

Regards
John
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:44

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:44
most marine shop stock , them , you can also look up ram brackets on the netVenus Bay
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:12

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:12
I have been looking at the RAM products on the net as you mentioned in this threqad and another idea came to mind. One could use a multi swivel camera tripod with the pods cut shorter and mounted on a base. The one I have has a vertical wind-up, 360 degree swivel and multi directional tilt. Pick one up cheap at a 2nd hand camera shop........Food for thought.

Cheers,

Willem

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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:33

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:33
I thought of a similar idea first , but it wasnt strong enough to hold the weight of the lap top , it also didn't alow the lap top to be used up front or in the back . If you look at the bracket properly , you can use the lap top at any angle , it has 2 ball joints , 1 either end to allow this movment , and once its clamped up , it wont move for quids , also I should add , that the black bracket that is bolted to the concole , had a reo bracket on the inside . the lenght of it is also important so that the bracket touches the floor when the concole is bolted back down .Venus Bay
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Reply By: Phil G - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:31

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:31
Eric,

I mount a laptop in the same position, but facing forward.

I covered the base with car carpet (contact adhesive used) and then use velcro to attach the laptop - helps to cushion the laptop, and it's firmly stuck, but easily removable. Had it this way for a couple of years and am happy with it.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:37

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:37
I am not sure if you can see the cradle that I have made , but it is 2 mm wider than the lap top. I then fitted house door weather sheild rubber either end , so the lap top is a snug fit in the cradle . It never moved from this pozy Venus Bay
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Reply By: MartyB - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:33

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:33
How do rough roads affect the laptop?
I am tossing up using the laptop as a kid silencer but am worried if the hard drive will survive the bumps.

from Marty.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:38

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:38
ram brackets are used in boats for lap tops or GPS units Fish finders ect .

If they can take the impact of a boat over waves , then no problems on a road Venus Bay
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Reply By: Cumbo - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:01

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:01
Gday Eric

Great setup

Which marine shop did you get them from BIAS or other chain

Do you have a record of the RAM Part No

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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 17:50

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 17:50
JV here in Melbourne, but most boat shops sell them , best to order direct of the net from , the ram sight

http://www.gps-shop.co.za/products2/ram_menu.htmlVenus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 19:35

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 19:35
You beat me to it Eric , I use Brian's ram mount for the PDA & GPS when out & about for moving mapRegards Bob
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