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I am looking for some way to mount my Lowrance XOG to the mizzen mast of a 25 ft sailboat. I dont want to make the mount permanent so drilling is out of the question. dose anyone know of any mount that strap or latch around? Possibly mounting off a cleat or of some sort of heavy duty suction mount that I could mount on the bridgedeck and take home at the end of the day?

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Hello,

I am looking for some way to mount my Lowrance XOG to the mizzen mast of a 25 ft sailboat. I dont want to make the mount permanent so drilling is out of the question. dose anyone know of any mount that strap or latch around? Possibly mounting off a cleat or of some sort of heavy duty suction mount that I could mount on the bridgedeck and take home at the end of the day?

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Do you have any steel you could mount it to ? I have used rare earth magnets to mount things before, the big ones can hold so tight you need a crowbar to get them loose. In any case it seems like an easy mount to build from scratch, you could just drill holes in a piece of weld steel and then lash the weld steel to the mast. Wouldn't be pretty but it would work. You can get pieces of weld steel at Lowes.

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Are you familiar with the way Laser dinghy sailors attach their wind vanes to the mast? A system like that could work...



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I mounted our GPS on a short piece of PVC with flat end covers. The piece is weighted with a zip lock bag of gravel inside and has a diameter that just fits inside one of our drink holders. I don't have a concept of a 25' boat with a mizzen in front of the helm, but if a clamp mount on a "pole" would do; then, check out the mount accessories in a bicycle shop. I've seen some promising things there. I'd avoid the big magnet plan because of compass interference, 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Hi all,

The boat is a Beachcomber 25, Cat ketch rig, Yanmar inboard. Really a unique boat.

I dont want to mount anything permanent nor any holes in the mast since I am partnering with the owner on it. However there is a cleat for the mizzen halyard. I am thinking of getting a 1/2" nylon strap 18" or so long to go thru the cleat and around the mast. Then sew some heavy duty velcro onto it and put some velcro on the back of the XOG.
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......The boat is a Beachcomber 25, Cat ketch rig, Yanmar inboard. Really a unique boat.......
Nauticalnut, I "googled" your boat & viewed some diagrams. I agree,- unique & innovative. Do you actually furl the sails by turning the masts?
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