Re: looking for ideas for tiller cockpit
Yes, a different boat than the Seidelmann in my profile. The offer is for an Alajuela 38.
I like the ipad idea, and had thought of that route in the past. I guess there is a way to keep the screen awake and bright for extended periods? Running a 12V outlet would be simple. Seems like a good option at less than half the price of a comparable chartplotter.
I've seen some use of a swing arm from the inside cabin wall that can be rotated to place the chartplotter in the companionway when underway. Not sure I like this, but it does have the advantage of being able to also use the chartplotter at the navigation table inside.
Mounting on cabin top under the dodger may be in the way of running rigging and winches.
I like the clean open feel of the cockpit, but can't dismiss the risk of the tricky Carolina shoals.