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Old 14-05-2013, 08:51   #1
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Can Anyone Confirm The Make Of My Wheel Pedestal

I am in the early process of adding a pedestal guard in order to provide a fixture for my Raymarine Chartplotter. However, I am struggling to establish the manufacturer of my existing pedestal.

A google search for pedestal manufacturers appears to only highlight one, "Edson" and at first glance I thought that mine may be one of there's. However, whilst mine carries many of the similarities of an Edson Pedestal, I notice a few odd differences/omissons and I am calling upon the many knowledgeable and experienced members of these forums to assist me if they are able. I have taken a number of photographs in the hope that someone may be able to enlighten me as to who is the manufacturer of my pedestal and if it is possible to get a guard for it.

I wish to point out that whilst my pedestal may look like an Edson, the compass housing is what concerns me. Mine has a "lip" which fits over the edge of the top of the pedestal and is held in place with 4 tiny self tapping screws which pass horizontally through the side of the compass housing and into the aluminium casting of he pedestal. Looking at all the Edson compass housings, they appear to utilise the 4 bolts (which are missing on mine) and therefore, I am wondering how I would ever be able to attach the compass housing once the pedestal guard top plate is in place.

Take a peep at the photos and hopefully you will see what I mean. I've taken a number of shots of the pedestal from different angles. It measures 30" to the top (excluding compass housing) which is the same as an Edson pedestal and its base looks identical to the Edson bases that I have viewed online. However, there are no makings on it to suggest it was made by Edson which confuses me.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 14-05-2013, 08:54   #2
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Re: Can Anyone Confirm The Make Of My Wheel Pedestal

Could be a Lewmar pedestal, the older ones were quite similar to Edson


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Yacht specialties pedestal. Out of business
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Re: Can Anyone Confirm The Make Of My Wheel Pedestal

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Could be a Lewmar pedestal, the older ones were quite similar to Edson


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The boat is a Roberts 25' Adventurer built in the Brisbane Area ,Queensland, Australia. I'll take a look at the Lewmar website and see if I recognise anything there. Thanks!
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Yacht specialties pedestal. Out of business
Oh, I've never heard of them. But thankyou for clarifying that. I wonder where that leaves me now with my desire to fit a Pedestal Guard
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Re: Can Anyone Confirm The Make Of My Wheel Pedestal

There should be an outfit, in your area, that cuts up derelict boats and sells the parts. I'd suggest checking with marina's or boatyards.
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Re: Can Anyone Confirm The Make Of My Wheel Pedestal

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Oh, I've never heard of them. But thankyou for clarifying that. I wonder where that leaves me now with my desire to fit a Pedestal Guard
You should be able to have a local stainless shop make you a custom guard that you can mount the Navpod on.
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Re: Can Anyone Confirm The Make Of My Wheel Pedestal

Hi Greg,
During that era, probably most marine gear was sold to the trade by "Jolly Roger Marine". They still have a website in Sydney - but restricted to trade only.. however, an email might get a response. You might also try Harrold Marine - the owner of this business started Jolly Roger" in Brisbane an eon ago.. (I am ex marine trade in Brisbane)
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Re: Can Anyone Confirm The Make Of My Wheel Pedestal

FWIW:
Merriman/Yacht Specialties pedestal instructions:
http://home.comcast.net/~wb3awj/SBO/...structions.pdf
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Re: Can Anyone Confirm The Make Of My Wheel Pedestal

Definitely a Yacht Specialties(Merriman). You should be able to easily add a 9" or 12" pedestal guard to that pedestal. You need to fabricate a flat piece to fit between the pedestal and the compass housing. Basically right on top of what you have pictured. this will support the upper portion of the guard. I linked my Yacht Specialties rebuild below. Yours does not have the shifter housing like mine did.

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