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Old 03 July 2013, 03:36   #11
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I designed my own electronics tower to fit my equipment. This thread has a few options.
That's the one I had seen, maybe a little lower though. Anyone know where to get one or do I need to build one?
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That's the one I had seen, maybe a little lower though. Anyone know where to get one or do I need to build one?
I mean a little lower than the one on the zodiac not your one
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I mean a little lower than the one on the zodiac not your one
No worries, mine is a one off design specifically set up for the purpose of scuba diving (Space is the biggest issue), with the ability for quick removal upon beach recovery (Weight becomes the issue). Everyone has different needs, and that is why you can build whatever fits your needs taken from the idea of others.
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No worries, mine is a one off design specifically set up for the purpose of scuba diving (Space is the biggest issue), with the ability for quick removal upon beach recovery (Weight becomes the issue). Everyone has different needs, and that is why you can build whatever fits your needs taken from the idea of others.
So yours is cnc cut plastic with glued corners? How thick is it? I think I will use Alu and have it powder coated. Is there a specific type of powder coat for marine use?
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Correct 3/16" ABS, CNC cut, with fully glued and reinforced corners. My battery is sealed inside it as a dry box. It is a Hawker Odyssey AGM though.

ABS is far easier to work with than aluminum and cheaper. I have no idea on powder coating aluminum. For marine applications I typically just TIG weld up stainless, as it doesn't corrode.
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Correct 3/16" ABS, CNC cut, with fully glued and reinforced corners. My battery is sealed inside it as a dry box. It is a Hawker Odyssey AGM though.

ABS is far easier to work with than aluminum and cheaper. I have no idea on powder coating aluminum. For marine applications I typically just TIG weld up stainless, as it doesn't corrode.
Peter........ Unfortunately SS does corrode, not as readily but it does.
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Peter........ Unfortunately SS does corrode, not as readily but it does.
Well if it outlasts the boat hull...who cares?

My 316 stainless so far doesn't show any corrosion. Some lower grade 304 stuff has a little rust. Still it will outlast the boat.

In the past I used some 6061 I had lying around and it wound up with holes in it It was the wrong application for it though, and had direct contact with stainless.

The more I work with ABS. the more I like it. I built my mounts from HDPE, which is very close to working with wood. Plus I get the material for free.
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Ali will be lighter than stainless and its easier to work with, ABS sounds ok but I can't be trusted with glue!
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powder coating should have 'zinc rich' basecoat for marine use. customer of mine powder coated my new nav frame and thats what he used.
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