Re: Binnacle Rail Mounted E7
- NavPod sells a taller 58" X 1" guard, the SG10, which you can then cut to a specific height with a pipe cutter.. I think they run about $130.00 -$145.00 depending upon vendor.
On many early Edson pedestals the compass bolts WILL NOT come out because they are literally cold welded in due to aluminum to SS corrosion. This is why I often choose to offer the customer a 1" pedestal rather than breaking a compass bolt to get the pedestal guard top plate off. Many an Edson pedestal has been destroyed by snapping frozen in compass bolts. If this happens then you're into at least a full removal of the pedestal to drop it at a machine shop for extraction or a new pedestal all together. If your compass bolts are black in color they should come out okay but if non-coated SS, and old, please be very careful...
I've done lots of angle guards etc. but also had a lot of older pedestals with non-black compass bolts where they were not coming out without breaking...
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "Martin" <mnthomas46@...> wrote:
> I like your approach but our pedestal guard is 9.5" and is 45" high. The one illustrated looks to be 12" and perhaps 52" high. I'd have to put in a new pedestal to follow your idea.
> This leads me towards either a new single bend 58" pedestal guard, with the Edson pod or Jim's Edson ball mount, with extension piece and Edson pod on top.
> I am trying to have a permanent mount that leaves the top of the pedestal guard accessible for a hand hold, protects the unit and more importantly the wiring from accidental hits by swaying bodies and is somewhat theft discouraging.
> --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "mainecruising" <mainecruising@> wrote:
> > I've done a number of 7" plotters using this design I came up with for
> > owners who don't like NavPods...
> > E7D 1" Pedestal Guard
> > <http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/image/142617922.jpg>
> > E7D 1" Pedestal Guard #2
> > <http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/image/142617929.jpg>
> > E7D 1" Pedestal Guard #3
> > <http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/image/142617926.jpg>
> > -RC
> > --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, Jim Starkey wrote:
> > >
> > > Yahoo willing, here are some photographs of my Raymarine E7 on the
> > > binnacle rail. The installation uses a non-standard right angle
> > > power/data cable that isn't ideal for the trunnion mount, forcing a
> > > rather thick cable to make a short radius bend. If this proves
> > > problematic, I'll revert to the uglier straight back connector.
> > >
> > > My installation uses an existing E120W as the data source via
> > Ethernet,
> > > so it wasn't necessary to run a NMEA 2000 cable to the E7. I think
> > the
> > > additional cable would fit in the rail, but without trying it, I can't
> > > promise it would fit. Even without it, it was necessary to use both
> > > sides of the rail for cabling.
> > >
> > > The E7 trunnion is bolted to a custom stainless plate that is, in
> > turn,
> > > welded to the nut for an Edson ball mount. The ball mount is designed
> > > to work with a rail up to 1 1/4" diameter with rubber bushing for
> > > smaller sizes and easily accommodates the radius in the rail. The
> > > installation is rock solid.
> > >
> > > The E7 is a new inches short of the minimum "safe compass distance"
> > from
> > > the compass card. We don't hand steer long compass courses (does
> > > anyone?), but if we did, we could take the E7 below.
> > >