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  • Nick Sands
    AJ, Here are the promised photos of my installation. Nick From: Nick Sands [mailto:npsands@pacbell.net] Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:34 PM To:
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 18, 2013

    AJ,

    Here are the promised photos of my installation.

    Nick

    From: Nick Sands [mailto:npsands@...]
    Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:34 PM
    To: 'Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com'
    Subject: RE: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

     

    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>


    <br><br><br><br>

  • navip11
    Nick, Thanks for the photos. Job looks great. What is the model of the Edson pod that you have their with the attachments for the horizontal bar --- In
    Message 2 of 5 , Sep 19, 2013

      Nick,


      Thanks for the photos. Job looks great. What is the model of the Edson pod that you have their with the attachments for the horizontal bar



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

      AJ,

      Here are the promised photos of my installation.

      Nick

      From: Nick Sands [mailto:npsands@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:34 PM
      To: 'Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com'
      Subject: RE: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

       

      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>


      <br><br><br><br>

    • Nick Sands
      From Defender (part number below is defender’s) 255240 Edson Vision Series Triple Instrument Housing From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      Message 3 of 5 , Sep 19, 2013

        From Defender (part number below is defender’s)

         

        255240

        Edson Vision Series Triple Instrument Housing

         

         

        From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of navip11@...
        Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:20 AM
        To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: FW: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

         

         

        Nick,

         

        Thanks for the photos. Job looks great. What is the model of the Edson pod that you have their with the attachments for the horizontal bar



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

        AJ,

        Here are the promised photos of my installation.

        Nick

        From: Nick Sands [mailto:npsands@...]
        Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:34 PM
        To: 'Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com'
        Subject: RE: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

         

        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>


        <br><br><br><br>

      • navip11
        Nick, Im going to start on this install tomorrow. Looks great! I dont see any wires coming out of the box. (Your intent im sure), how did you get the wires
        Message 4 of 5 , Oct 12, 2013

           Nick,


          Im going to start on this install tomorrow. Looks great!


          I dont see any wires coming out of the box. (Your intent im sure), how did you get the wires out?

          Perhaps its different on the 402, but i have no way to drill under the bar, its all bulkhead underneath. Any suggestions on making a strait hole out the bottom with 2 inches of clear


          Thanks!


          Aj



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

          From Defender (part number below is defender’s)

           

          255240

          Edson Vision Series Triple Instrument Housing

           

           

          From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of navip11@...
          Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:20 AM
          To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: RE: FW: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

           

           

          Nick,

           

          Thanks for the photos. Job looks great. What is the model of the Edson pod that you have their with the attachments for the horizontal bar



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

          AJ,

          Here are the promised photos of my installation.

          Nick

          From: Nick Sands [mailto:npsands@...]
          Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:34 PM
          To: 'Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com'
          Subject: RE: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

           

          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>


          <br><br><br><br>

        • Nick Sands
          For the cable exiting the instrument housing itself: I drilled the top of the tube and the bottom of the housing at one of the clamps, so the wire exists into
          Message 5 of 5 , Oct 12, 2013

            For the cable exiting the instrument housing itself: I drilled the top of the tube and the bottom of the housing at one of the clamps, so the wire exists into the tube through the clamp.

             

            I then ran the wire inside the tube around the corner to the port side where it exits the tube on the outboard side, then goes into the deck via a small cable-clam.

             

            Good luck!

            From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of navip11@...
            Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:23 PM
            To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: RE: FW: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

             

             

             Nick,

             

            Im going to start on this install tomorrow. Looks great!

             

            I dont see any wires coming out of the box. (Your intent im sure), how did you get the wires out?

            Perhaps its different on the 402, but i have no way to drill under the bar, its all bulkhead underneath. Any suggestions on making a strait hole out the bottom with 2 inches of clear

             

            Thanks!

             

            Aj



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

            From Defender (part number below is defender’s)

             

            255240

            Edson Vision Series Triple Instrument Housing

             

             

            From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of navip11@...
            Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:20 AM
            To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: RE: FW: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

             

             

            Nick,

             

            Thanks for the photos. Job looks great. What is the model of the Edson pod that you have their with the attachments for the horizontal bar



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

            AJ,

            Here are the promised photos of my installation.

            Nick

            From: Nick Sands [mailto:npsands@...]
            Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:34 PM
            To: 'Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com'
            Subject: RE: [SabreSailboat] RE: Help Mounting Instruments above companionway on 362/386/426

             

            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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