LMAO yep you get it, those surface fish
were well in mind when i designed it, you would have pissed yourself laughing at my antics getting it through Emirates and Croatia Air's check in security
I scoured Gladstone to find a sports bag long enough to accommodate it, the helm
weighs 4kg so i bubble wrapped it and jammed in 26kg's of nylon seacocks, bolts, MPPT
Reg, Araldite etc etc etc.
Today i run wires and retrieve existing/redundant Teleflex cables
to neaten the removal
of the interior
helm. I had a spare deck
light (LED) so incorporated it as well.
There's a drain hole in the base and the whole unit secret bolts to the seat moulding end, the glass there is 14mm thick solid!
I intend mounting the 406 EPIRB
on the back of it just under the curved part, a black sunbrella canvas
mitt will cover the top third with an orange velcroed flap giving urgent access to said EPIRB
A mate epoxy
painted it in off white matching the gel-coat incredibly, all up it cost me probably 250 dollars plus i need to buy 4 short Teleflex cables
WHICH should give less friction to the previously positioned unit.
Quite honestly the whole thing is just logical, backing one of these up is akin to doing the same on a bus without mirrors, not easy!!!!
I appreciate your comments very much, when are you coming over this way? Cheers