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Re: Binnacle Guard Mount for Electronics

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  • sailaway0608
    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.
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 2, 2013
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      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.

      Rich
      Sabre 36
      Lake Champlain



      --- 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"!
      >
      > Alan
      > 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.
      > >
      > >
      >
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