I suggest you get a small unit such as raymarine
which can support a second monitor
so that you don't have to deal with a thick radar cable. Personally I find instrument pods ugly and I would never have one because I don't drive my boat from the helm
except on rare occasions when I am coming to or leaving a dock
, or when the sailing is fabulous and I want to helm, or if the conditions are so bad the the autopilot
is not tracking the boat well which is very rare and usually can be dealt with by sail trim/reefing.
On the other hand I have lots of data in my cockpit
mounted on a "dash" over the companionway
but under the dodger
of course. Sitting on the bridgedeck in the companionway
I can see the radar at the nav station. And I use a hand held garmin
IQue3600 for a "plotter" in the cockpit
which is more than I need - clear bluecharts zoom to any scale.
How about removeing one of the ports
and mouting the unit there? You have an autiopilot so why would you hang out at the helm? Can you trim the genny fromm there?
Don't know how you sail so actually can't give advice other then telling you my solutions and as noted above it would be to have a compass
only at the pedestal.