May 16, 2007
Weather Proofing Your Electronics
We’ve all experienced it and most probably complained about it too – our marine grade “waterproof” electronics at one time have fallen victim to the elements. Unfortunately, on an open boat none of them (GPS, VHF, Stereo), regardless of brand, on an open boat are immune to water damage.
Though intended for the marine environment, none of these are designed to be left out in the open exposed day and night to rain. To insure that your electronics last, it’s important that you take steps to weather proof them when you’re not on your boat. At a minimum if the manufacturer supplies a cover for the unit – USE IT. However, the most effective way to protect your electronics (other than not installing them in the first place) is to cover the console after using the boat with a canvas cover.
A console cover not only protects the instruments and electronics, but it’s a great security device to deter theft; “out of site – out of mind”
Posted by ribcraftusa at May 16, 2007 02:35 PMBack To Index