Hmmm iirc the Ram mic adaptor came with a bulkhead fitting at one end and a plug at t'other. Either that or it was a bulkhead fitting with a fly lead about 2m long terminated in an inline plug, I'd confirm but the boat is in Greece and I'm in the UK for another 3 weeks .....
The long extension pictured above with two plugs runs from radio to the inline connector to extend the mic even further.
Someone else pm'd me for a pic of my home made pedestal.
Left hand side - Ram Mic
Right hand side - clip mount for Raymarine autopilot remote
Top panel - Raymarine 6000 series autopilot display
Idiot lights - preheat on, charge, oil pressure, coolant temp,coolant flow ( flow switch in intake )
Gem engine graphic display module ( J1989 bus conversion of old Perkins 4108 engine instrumentation to modern digital display )
Main Panel - Raymarine e-80 ( map, radar, video etc )
left - Forward looking soanr control head.
2 switches -
LED/conventional nav light select
AIS transmit enable/disable
Red/white table lighting select ( the red lighting makes the cockpit look like a bordello!
Table light on/off
Cockpit/deck and transom courtesy lights ( small white leds ) on/off
Foredeck floodlight on/off
4 way nav light selector. ( selects correct lights for a given config )
Nav ( sailing ) /Steaming/Anchor/Auto Anchor ( light sensitive turn on )
The forward side of the pod has a detachable panel for access.
There is a courtesy light that illuminates the cockpit table.
There is an auxilliary 12v socket for using a hand held spotlight or other accessories.
The RAM mic bulkhead fitting is mounted on the bottom of the unit to keep it out of harms way and able to shed water / rain
The old straigt vertical guard rail was removed and a new rail with a 30 degree 'Z' in the appropriate place was bent up by a fabricator. A centre stainless steel tube was fitted to get all the wires up to the pod, they effectively filled a piece of 40mm tubing! Radar, all the control wires ( 3 * 7 core cables - in retrospect stripping the sheaths off would have saved a little space ! ) sonar, engine signals, mic extension, lighting.
The pod was made up out of 4mm marine ply and mahogany framework. glassed over with epoxy glass and cloth. Filled with microballoons , gelcoated and polished. A couple of evenings work over the winter