(This is my first post, so go easy on me!!).
We're installing a new plotter at our helm
, and are thinking of using a Scan Pod FlexMount like this
Obviously our primary use will be standing at the wheel
, with the plotter facing aft towards the helmsman. But when we're on night watches, or when the weather
is inclement, we tend to sit forward of the helm
under the dodger
for protection, so it's appealing to be able to spin the Plotter around to face forward, so that we can both see radar/AIS etc and interact with it without having to get up every 5 minutes.
Has anyone seen one in the wild? I'm interested in how robust they are, does the ball joint stand up to repeated use without becoming "floppy", is it tight enough when locked in position that someone can hold onto the pod without it moving, and do the cables
stand up to the repeated twisting that would happen every time we spin the mounting.
If you haven't used (or seen) one yourself, do you have any other suggestions for how to solve this use case?
(if it helps, we're planning to install a B&G Zeus3 12" plotter).
Many thanks in advance.