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Old 23 October 2017, 13:23   #1
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Navigation board for ZODIAC?

Has any of you buit or purchase a navigation board that could sit on the buoyancy tube?
Something that could mould the rround shape othe the tube and that could hold a compass or phone.
Some military stuff exist but is is wayyyy expensive!
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Old 25 October 2017, 22:39   #2
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Hi Maritime, I have a nice navigation board that came with my boat but I also made one and put a Suunto compass and GPS and a light system on and it looks very professional. I made it using mouldable plastic and stainless steel hardware available at any marine or hardware store. I'll be with my boat in a week or so an will send you some pictures.
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This thread has some good info :

fiberglass coated marine ply bow dodger & dash

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Have you thought about a plastic sheet, heated i have had some success in moulding into shapes with a heat gun,
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Jeff's DIY version is very professional.

If you don't have the time, you might be able to purchase second hand Zodiac remote helm and use that as mounting point. It fastens to the rope eye cuff, etc.
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Old 26 October 2017, 04:45   #6
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Thanks all for your good suggestions👍
Freediver i wait for you pics with impatience ! Spartacus if you send me a picture of the part you.re thinking of , that would be nice.
I want to get or make something that looks like the original military ones like theseClick image for larger version

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Maybe I could fix this type of diving navboard but need to find a DIY solution to sit it on the sausage.

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The most important part of that project would be to figure out a rounded shape holder. I donít have the means to make epoxy or that type of work.
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"sit it on the sausage"
This made me chuckle, sorry to lower the tone
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Spartacus if you send me a picture of the part you're thinking of, that would be nice.
What I had in mind doesn't go over the tube, and on reflection is plug ugly. Zodiac do a seat helm for the Futura and GT which connects to aluminium floorboard rails. Could easily be adapted to house VHF, compass. Part number is z1386. Currently one on UK EBay. Looks tired and still commands £100!
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Thanks all for your good suggestions👍
Freediver i wait for you pics with impatience ! Spartacus if you send me a picture of the part you.re thinking of , that would be nice.
I want to get or make something that looks like the original military ones like theseAttachment 122482

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Maybe I could fix this type of diving navboard but need to find a DIY solution to sit it on the sausage.

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The most important part of that project would be to figure out a rounded shape holder. I donít have the means to make epoxy or that type of work.
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I ve made a seat for my SIB that curves round the tube which is similar to what you want I got some closed cell hard foam and shaped it then covered it in glass fiber and flow coated it easy to make and cheep or you could make one out of HDPE sheet and weld it up.
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