Beneteau F310 ~ APOTHIC
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, NY (PYC)
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Navpod Pedestal Guard
Just wondered if anyone else has upgraded from a straight pedestal guard to an angled one to facilitate better chart plotter ergonomics. I currently have 1" tubing approximately 9-1/2" wide and 46" high.
The Edson on-line catalog doesn't seem to offer 1" tubing only kits. They only carry the 1-1/8" tubes. I don't have any reason to buy a new top plate, so I just want the tube.
In another on-line supplier catalog I see NavPod makes 1" tube angle guards at 58" high and the correct width for WAY, WAY, WAY less $$ than the Edson pricing.
Is this a case of marine mark-up, or is there a difference in tube types / materials that is not apparent to me? I'm tempted to go with the NavPod tube because it seems like "tubes is tubes". Yes? Navpod gear has a pretty solid reputation, so my gut is telling me to go for it.
Any other supplier of replacement angle guards I should consider? Is my gut speaking the truth?
Beneteau F310 ~ Apothic
PYC, Lake Ontario