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Old 28-12-2013, 06:31   #1
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Raymarine P70 autopilot head install

In the midst of installing a new EV200 autohelm for my Allied Seawind. After receiving all the appropriate boxes of parts, it became apparent that the control head-a sleek looking P70- is only capable of being mounted on a flat surface instead of a free standing mount on the binnacle. I have researched the Raymarine site and have not found any back shell available that would allow this thing to be placed where I can use it. Does anyone know of other options for mounting a P70 on the binnacle?
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Re: Raymarine P70 autopilot head install

One of those pod things made for instruments that connect to a binnacle? Make a small fiberglass backshell yourself? Maybe a double-gang electrical box will fit? A flat mounting board across the binnacle top?

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Re: Raymarine P70 autopilot head install

One of these Navpods would do the trick, they are not cheap though.

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Navpod PowerPod Grand Prix Series

There are other manufacturers too.
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Re: Raymarine P70 autopilot head install

Tally Ho on the RMX4100 made by NavPod. You are not kidding about price! I'll keep a lookout for other manufacturers, but at the present, that product seems to solve my problem.
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Re: Raymarine P70 autopilot head install

you could use a PVC 6x6x4 plastic junction box like the one below


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Re: Raymarine P70 autopilot head install

Looks like Edson "vision" series also would work at a modest savings. Appreciate all your ideas-even the junction box solution has its merits!
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