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Old 15-03-2015, 14:48   #1
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Economical options for displays, chartplotters

I keep a 15" waterproof display and a Raymarine C120 chartplotter/radar in the cockpit, mounted to the back of my mizzen. It's a decent spot for them, and they are waterproof so that's not an issue. But I'd like to think up something that looks a little better.

The NavPod or Scanstrut products are nice--but crazy expensive.

Has anyone come up with any economical solutions you'd like to share.
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Re: Economical options for displays, chartplotters

NavPod is not only crazy expensive -- beware that they have recently changed gasket materials and adhesive because the "previous generation" (i.e., 10 months old, like mine) will not hold and stay in place. They recommend that you disassemble the NavPod, remove the gaskets, reglue them with Loctite 495 or 3M Scotch-Weld Adhesive SI Gel, wait an hour, reassemble, and then ... keep your fingers crossed. (If this does not work, they've told me to get back to them, so apparently they have yet another fix in mind.)
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Re: Economical options for displays, chartplotters

Cheapest solution is to use industrial electrical enclosures with a bit of DIY. Some manufacturer's have models designed both to be aesthetically pleasing and to withstand discolouring and degradation in sunlight.

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