Boat Computers

1. Donít rule out a desktop if youíre going to keep it on the boat. Theyíre much cheaper and, in many boats, will fit better because you can hide the CPU and have only the monitor and keyboard on your small desk.

2. If you get a desktop, be sure to give it a secure power source, such as what I described above.

3. Temperature extremes can harm computers. If your boat is closed up during the week in the summertime it can become a steaming humid oven inside. This isnít good for a computer. In this case you might want a laptop which you can take home, or you may need to keep some air conditioning on.

4. Always totally disconnect the computer and related equipment (such as a printer) from all power sources and other lines (such as phone) when you leave the boat or whenever thereís thunder around.

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