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So i finally bought a chartplotter for my boat. I ended up getting the Standard Horizon CP300i (mainly due to price).

The problem I am facing is how to mount it near my wheel so its accessable and viewable from the helm. I have an older Edson pedestal steering with no guard in front.

I am thinking about clamping a ball and clamp mount to the pedastal (4" diameter maybe) and having the arm come up about 2 feet so its about level with the top of the wheel. But I cant seem to find any hardware that would work for this idea of mine.

My cockpit is somewhat tight and I dont want to put the pedastal guard in and mount it to that (plus I am trying to keep the cost down).

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
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I've seen some adjustable clamps and mountings for bicycle racks and accessories at bicycle shops that I thought could be well adapted for marine applications. You may want to visit bicycle supplies or lap top trays and mounts. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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RAM Mounts probably make something that would work. Price will be a bit stiff though.
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RAM Mounts probably make something that would work. Price will be a bit stiff though.
+1 on the RAM Mounts. They have so many typs of mounts sometime it is tough to find what you need. Try GPScity.com they have a good selection and the prices are decent. RAM Mounts have custom cradels for just about model that Garmin makes. Not sure about Standard Horzon though.

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