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Old 10-03-2009
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Last weekend was great!!!
Never had a pilot of any type and installed the X5. Had some bumps in the install but all went well besides the control head installation. I would have thought Raymarine would have atleast mentioned the control head is not sealed or ment to be left out in the elements.
So now what, buy the $250 buck Pod mount from defender or anywheere else. Or build one out of starboard/lexan, Seems like bull**@!. $250 for a few inches of S.S. conduit and some plastic.
What did you all do with yours. I temporarly bought some allthread and drilled a couple holes like I intended to do before I saw how the head looked and asked some locals about the control head. Then installed it to the S.S. on the steering pedistal for the weekend cause weather was good. All in all I need to get something ready for it when the wind and rain pickup as its going to do.
How have most of you done it? If I am going to spend a buck fifty or more on materials I think that I will just buy the railmount kit for the ungodly amount of 250. What have all you came up with??????????????????????????????????????///
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The other option is to install it in a cockpit sidewall/seat-back near the wheel...
We've got one of the small pods on the binnacle SS - but the boat came with it.
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Irwin - Sorry to hear you have to spend more boat bucks. For future reference, I haven't seen any instruments, other than certain chartplotters, that don't require you to mount them in a case of some sort. We have the Raymarine X10 and absolutely love it. We have the ST70 control head mounted in a Navpod.
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