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Old 18-01-2009, 19:13   #1
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Navpod Problem HELP!!!

I measured everything out and thought I purchased the correct navpod. I knew the installation would be close but it was the only one I could find for a 9.5" pedistal mount.

Well it is about 1/2" short in depth $%*&^*(&*!!!

Is there any sort of a shim out there to add the depth to the box?
Am I now jammed out of the money and have to purchase a new navpod?
Flock of seagulls, someone help me out here!

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Old 18-01-2009, 20:18   #2
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What pod and

Which pod and what product are you trying to fit? Is it the cables that are preventing the fit? There are lots of different Nav-Pods that will fit a 9.5" wide pedestal and Ocean Equipment does not always show them all on the web site and most chandlerys don't stock but one or two models..

If you need a 1/2" shim Starboard would work just fine. If it were me I'd use Garolite G-10 painted to match the electronics for a more seamless look.. Course if it were me I would have measured ten times before cutting...
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Doghouse...I'll hold him if you want to hit him.....

I feel your pain though
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Seeing as I measured, my mistake was in trusting the measurements of Ocean Equiptment.

That being said, I did not like the original screws that came with the furuno and was going to replace them. So I am going to use a sheet of VHMW plastic and shim the plotter out. I like VHMW because it is UV resistant, and can be worked with a router. This way I can bullnose or chamfer the edge for a clean install.
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Well I must admit, Ocean Equipment is a better company than I gave them credit for. I called them to see if they sold a shim for the box, and no they do not. After I explained what had happened, they were very generious and are trading out my mistake for a new pod that will fit.

A+ to OE for great customer service!!
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