Re: Binnacle Guard Mount for Electronics
- I also have the rail mount for my Garmin chartplotter. Very happy with it. Like others have said, it swivels so when on the coaming cap it is still visible.
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, Alan Pressman <alanpressman@...> wrote:
> I'm using an edson with a 3" base mounted to the binnacle (Edson 3" Rail
> Mount Platform
> Item # : 252892 at Defender) for my Standard Horizon 180i GPS. It sits at
> the crest of my binnacle, and what I like most about this combination is
> that the (provided) mount with my SH unit allows me to it rotate left or
> right (as well as a bit higher and lower viewing angle) so that when I
> switch tacks and sit on the cockpit coaming-- outboard, I can swing the
> unit for easy display no matter where I sit.
> Any mounting of GPS that provides only fixed mount facing dead aft that
> cannot swing for full view would not find its way on my boat. I'm too lazy
> to move off the rail to stand behind a fixed mount chartplotter each time I
> want to consult where I am. It's gotta "articulate"!
> Windswept 34 #430
> Sarasota, FL
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Jim Starkey <jim@...> wrote:
> > **
> > A while back I was trolling for ideas on how to mount a Raymarine E7 at
> > the binnacle that didn't involve an ugly pod. RC came up with an
> > interesting suggestion, but one that either requires a very tall
> > binnacle guard or a compass mounted elsewhere. Another suggestion was
> > an arm to mount the device on either side of the binnacle guard, but
> > this wouldn't have done much to improve traffic flow in the cockpit.
> > I found the solution at the boat show Wednesday -- an Edson "ball mount"
> > (or an unlabelled variation thereof). The standard Edson rail mount
> > base is designed to accommodate rail sizes from 1" to 1.25" with
> > appropriate rubber bushings for the smaller sizes. It turns out that
> > the 1" bushing is thick and flexible enough to clamp neatly and securely
> > to a standard Edson 1" binnacle rail. The mount has a female thread and
> > -- at least the one I bought -- a hollow stainless nut beveled to
> > minimize chafe. The Edson shrink wrap packaging, however, was unsullied
> > by part name or number, and the beast doesn't quite match the photograph
> > in the Edson catalog.
> > Screwed down, the mount feels welded in place. I have no doubt that it
> > is more than adequate to support and E7. I suspect it would handle a
> > larger (and heavier) display without trouble.
> > I wish I had a part number to share, but I don't. If you have a similar
> > problem, it might be a good solution.