We think we've decided to stick with mounting our (soon to be) new MFD at the helm
. We'd been planning to mount it around the companionway
but due to complexity, routing, and cost have pretty much decided to stick with the helm
mount. Since we know from fast experience that we don't spend much time at the helm when offshore
, we'd also like it to be usable from the front of the cockpit
. So we thinking some type of swivel mount.
We have a typical stainless tubing at the top of the binnacle and have seen the swing arm options. While I know this will technically work, it will also really impact access. We'd rather go with something like the navpod power pod that in made to mount on top and swivel. Unfortunately the powerpod is made for a flat mounting surface.
Anyone here have experience with either a tubular clamp option that would mount on top and allow for horizontal rotation of the MFD? If not, I guess another option would be getting something fabricated to clamp on and provide the flat surface for a powerpod. But my gut says there's something already available that I'm just missing?
Please educate me.