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RE: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

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  • Nick Sands
    (Sorry don’t have your name). Attaching photo I took of a 426 near me, when I was searching for inspiration on how to do this on my 402. If you enlarge your
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 17, 2013
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    (Sorry don’t have your name).  Attaching photo I took of a 426 near me, when I was searching for inspiration on how to do this on my 402.

     

    If you enlarge your view, you’ll see the black and white wires exiting the bottom of the stainless tube on the port side of the grab rail, taken into cabin top directly underneath.

     

    For my installation, I chose the same pod (Edson), because of its looks.   There were for me, two challenges:

    1.       Rail mounting brackets for the pod are sized for 1” tube – the grab rail on my 402 is 7/8”, requiring a shim.  I used some judiciously chosen PVC pipe stock.

    2.       Running the wires. This was a major pain.  As far as I could tell, you are forced to drill the tube, because of the way the rail is attached to the house roof.  This forces a roof penetration (I hate that!), and then, once inside, the wires run inside the headliner, but avoiding the hatch garage, various reinforcing bits of lumber (I wish I could have X-rayed the cabin top).  My solution was to go with port side (avoids the head compartment) back into headliner in stern cabin, down into the hanging locker, thence under the stern berth;  I could connect the Seatalk bus to my autopilot compass that lives under the stern berth.

     

    Very satisfying when completed!

     

    Good luck

     

    Nick

    s/v Escapade

     

    From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of navip11@...
    Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 8:01 PM
    To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

     

     

     For any of you out there who happen to have one of the fine vessels above, do you have your wind/speed/depth above your companionway? IF you do, is it run through the existing stainless grab bar? I am re-working our instruments from behind the helm to the top of the companionway and would appreciate any info. From what I can see on yachtworld, mounting here seems to have been done by navpod, ive got that down, my question is how does one attach the navpod to the rail and were you able to fish the wire through the existing tubing. I see an inspection plate in the head on the starboard side (386) that I can probably grab the wire, but I do NOT see a way to drill through the existing tubing.

    I have also seen that Navpod now offers a companionway system. Defender item : 259742   [ as you can see from my original post for some reason im unable to paste html]. But I would like to avoid adding another stainless bar if at all possible.

     

    Any info greatly appreciated!

     

  • navip11
    Hi Mike, Thanks for the reply. Did you have the new bar custom made? Any interference with the dodger? AJ --- In sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com,
    Message 2 of 8 , Sep 17, 2013
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      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for the reply.
      Did you have the new bar custom made?
      Any interference with the dodger?


      AJ

       



      --- In sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, <mhgreenberg@...> wrote:

      On my 386 I wanted to preserve the full  rail over the hatchway because it is often useful when  going below in rough weather.  We added a second slightly elevated  rail and three pods and wired through the new rail. Of course the new rail added to the expense.  It has not been a problem either with the traveler or the mainsheet.  I am very happy with the new arrangement.


      Mike



      --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, <sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      For any of you out there who happen to have one of the fine vessels above, do you have your wind/speed/depth above your companionway? IF you do, is it run through the existing stainless grab bar? I am re-working our instruments from behind the helm to the top of the companionway and would appreciate any info. From what I can see on yachtworld, mounting here seems to have been done by navpod, ive got that down, my question is how does one attach the navpod to the rail and were you able to fish the wire through the existing tubing. I see an inspection plate in the head on the starboard side (386) that I can probably grab the wire, but I do NOT see a way to drill through the existing tubing. <br><br>I have also seen that Navpod now offers a companionway system    <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVQImWP4//8/AAX+Av5Y8msOAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" alt=""><br><img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVQImWP4//8/AAX+Av5Y8msOAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" alt="">


      <p class="MsoNormal">http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|299255|319701&id=2307536</p><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal">But I would like to avoid adding another stainless bar if at all possible.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal">attached is an example from the web<br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p>


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    • navip11
      Nick, Thanks for the response and the photo. Always feels good to complete a project well doesnt it? Did you run your transducers to the displays directly or
      Message 3 of 8 , Sep 17, 2013
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        Nick,

        Thanks for the response and the photo. Always feels good to complete a project well doesnt it?

        Did you run your transducers to the displays directly or did you use a itc5? I can avoid the ITC5 by running the transducers directly to the displays. But this means three wires in and one out, I wonder if running the 4 wires inside the small grab bar would be too much.

        Can you tell me how (like in the picture) the pod attaches to a horizontal tubing? 

        thanks

        AJ

         



        --- In sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, <navip11@...> wrote:

        Hi Mike,

        Thanks for the reply.
        Did you have the new bar custom made?
        Any interference with the dodger?


        AJ

         



        --- In sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, <mhgreenberg@...> wrote:

        On my 386 I wanted to preserve the full  rail over the hatchway because it is often useful when  going below in rough weather.  We added a second slightly elevated  rail and three pods and wired through the new rail. Of course the new rail added to the expense.  It has not been a problem either with the traveler or the mainsheet.  I am very happy with the new arrangement.


        Mike



        --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, <sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        For any of you out there who happen to have one of the fine vessels above, do you have your wind/speed/depth above your companionway? IF you do, is it run through the existing stainless grab bar? I am re-working our instruments from behind the helm to the top of the companionway and would appreciate any info. From what I can see on yachtworld, mounting here seems to have been done by navpod, ive got that down, my question is how does one attach the navpod to the rail and were you able to fish the wire through the existing tubing. I see an inspection plate in the head on the starboard side (386) that I can probably grab the wire, but I do NOT see a way to drill through the existing tubing. <br><br>I have also seen that Navpod now offers a companionway system    <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVQImWP4//8/AAX+Av5Y8msOAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" alt=""><br><img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVQImWP4//8/AAX+Av5Y8msOAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" alt="">


        <p class="MsoNormal">http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|299255|319701&id=2307536</p><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal">But I would like to avoid adding another stainless bar if at all possible.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal">attached is an example from the web<br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p>


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      • Nick Sands
        AJ, The previous photo was from another boat down the street from us. I’ll take a couple of snaps of our installation and mail them to you. Currently have
        Message 4 of 8 , Sep 17, 2013
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          AJ,

          The previous photo was from another boat down the street from us.  I’ll take a couple of snaps of our installation and mail them to you.

           

          Currently have only one Seatalk Multiview mounted in there. The seatalk is a multi-drop bus so does simplify connections  - only have to tap in to any other device on the string.

           

          I’ll get you a photo of the back of our unit.

           

          Nick

           

          From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of navip11@...
          Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:05 AM
          To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

           

           

          Nick,

          Thanks for the response and the photo. Always feels good to complete a project well doesnt it?

          Did you run your transducers to the displays directly or did you use a itc5? I can avoid the ITC5 by running the transducers directly to the displays. But this means three wires in and one out, I wonder if running the 4 wires inside the small grab bar would be too much.

          Can you tell me how (like in the picture) the pod attaches to a horizontal tubing? 

          thanks

          AJ

           



          --- In sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, <navip11@...> wrote:

          Hi Mike,

          Thanks for the reply.
          Did you have the new bar custom made?
          Any interference with the dodger?


          AJ

           



          --- In sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, <mhgreenberg@...> wrote:

          On my 386 I wanted to preserve the full  rail over the hatchway because it is often useful when  going below in rough weather.  We added a second slightly elevated  rail and three pods and wired through the new rail. Of course the new rail added to the expense.  It has not been a problem either with the traveler or the mainsheet.  I am very happy with the new arrangement.

           

          Mike

           


          --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, <sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

          For any of you out there who happen to have one of the fine vessels above, do you have your wind/speed/depth above your companionway? IF you do, is it run t! hrough the existing stainless grab bar? I am re-working our instruments from behind the helm to the top of the companionway and would appreciate any info. From what I can see on yachtworld, mounting here seems to have been done by navpod, ive got that down, my question is how does one attach the navpod to the rail and were you able to fish the wire through the existing tubing. I see an inspection plate in the head on the starboard side (386) that I can probably grab the wire, but I do NOT see a way to drill through the existing tubing. <br><br>I have also seen that Navpod now offers a companionway system    <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVQImWP4//8/AAX+Av5Y8msOAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" alt=""><br><img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVQImWP4//8/AAX+Av5Y8msOAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" alt="">


          <p class="MsoNormal">http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|299255|319701&id=2307536</p><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal">But I would like to avoid adding another stainless bar if at all possible.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal">attached is an example from the web<br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:13px;font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;background-color:transparent;font-style:normal;" class="MsoNormal"><br></p>


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