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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Here is a low buck pedestal guard + instrument pod under 100 bucks. I have a spare Raymarine Pathfinder display, so why not put it at the helm? Problem, no instrument pod and no place to put a pod. Solution:
1 - go to an exhaust shop, get them bend a piece of 1" ss tubing for dirt cheap.
3 - get two 1" stanchion bases that will support the guard.
3 - get measurements on the pedestal, draw the drawing in CAD and have a friendly water-jet cutter shop to cut a piece of aluminium that goes between the pedestal and the compass.
4 - from some scrap plywood, create the pod.
5 - measure at least 4 times and drill only once to install the bases and cut the hole in the teak grating. Success!
6 - still to come: paint the pod and install the instrument wiring.