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Old 26 May 2011, 23:56   #1
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Mouting a large GPS on a small round console

Hi!

I've got a console exactly like this one



and got this GPS as a wedding gift :



Any idea how I could mount it to my console?

I looked at this mount :


but it's 300$ and honestly I think it looks ugly.


All suggestions are welcome
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Old 27 May 2011, 00:12   #2
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You got a GPS for doing some weeding? Wow! Impressive!
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Old 27 May 2011, 00:27   #3
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You got a GPS for doing some weeding? Wow! Impressive!
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Remember that on a RIB, bouncing about, the momentum of the GPS head unit will be quite high if it's that far away from the foot of the housing. The foot is also quite small.

Must of the pod type housings are designed around large sailing boats that would not be imparting the same forces on a regular basis.

I'd be worried about it breaking loose after a while, and would be looking to find a way to mount it with shorter brackets.

Sorry, just my opinion.

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I'd have thought the solution was obvious - you need a bigger boat.
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Strap it to the back of your wifes head and get her to sit in front of you! Actually, if you're married you don't need a GPS as whichever way you go, you'll be doing it wrong! Sorry, not normally so cynical!
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Googlise Instrument pods Lewmar and NavPod do some. You might need to mount the pod on bars that come up from the back of your console. Possibly cheaper and easier than trashing the round top of the existing console and making it bigger.
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I had an L-bracket fabricated out of a couple of pieces of 3/8" aluminum and powder coated. It mounts to the side of the consol so that when my hand is on the throttle, I can merely extend my index finger to push the buttons on the GPS. It's quite brilliant if I don't say so myself.... I've been the cr*p out of it for a decade and it's rock solid.

I don't have a pic handy, but I could take one one the weekend if you like...
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I had an L-bracket fabricated out of a couple of pieces of 3/8" aluminum and powder coated. It mounts to the side of the consol so that when my hand is on the throttle, I can merely extend my index finger to push the buttons on the GPS. It's quite brilliant if I don't say so myself.... I've been the cr*p out of it for a decade and it's rock solid.

I don't have a pic handy, but I could take one one the weekend if you like...
Nice idea! I would sure be interested in a pic

For the moment, my temporary solution right now is my wife holding the GPS while I'm driving
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Nice idea! I would sure be interested in a pic
I've made a note and will do so on the weekend. My beloved and I are separated at the moment. But my wife and I are going back tomorrow...
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