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Mounting an autopilot to the helm so it can swivel

I just installed a new autopilot on the boat. I can't justify spending the money on an edson pod and arm for it. I figure I can build a teak box, mount the controller in that, and then get something to clamp it to the helm. But the trick is I want to be able to swivel the pod so it's facing aft or forward. Anybody seen anything that would fit this description?
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Problem solved. I'm going to mount it on the back of one of the edson navpods that are already on the boat. I found if I loosen the nut I can swivel it, so I can have the depth sounder on one side and the pilot on the other, so I can have the pilot face either behind the wheel or in front of it.
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