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MFD near the wheel

MFD near the wheel

Postby kimbp » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:04 pm

I'd like to have my MFD close to the wheel.

Currently my best idea is to fit a B&G Vulcan 7 in a NavPod (https://navpod.com/product/pp4400-12/) and put it on top of the pedestal instead of the compass.

Anyone having a better solution for mounting an MFD near the wheel?
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Re: MFD near the wheel

Postby kimbp » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:32 pm

I ended up with the Navpod solution. Didn't find anything better. I can provide you with information in case you are interested.

The coming months will show if it works. My biggest concern is water ingress. From sites I've found at the web, water inside the pedestal seems to be really a killer.
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Re: MFD near the wheel

Postby jon77 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:20 am

Hi kimpb, we've installed a B&G Zeus 3 (12") on a bracket forward of the wheel and above the compass - when I can get to the boat (marina currently closed) I'll get a photo
Jon

BTW we had a leak from the compass light cable hole (into the rear starboard cabin) but managed to fix with sealant
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Re: MFD near the wheel

Postby kimbp » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:43 pm

Hi Jon

It is always interesting to see how people solve their challenges. Would have been better to get the information before making my own solution though.

Last year I had to remove the pedestal and put in new sealing between pedestal and cockpit to avoid wet mattresses in the aft cabin.
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Re: MFD near the wheel

Postby jon77 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:08 am

Hi this is our installation (BTW at the chart table we use an iPad connecting wirelessly to the B&G through the "Link" app)


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Re: MFD near the wheel

Postby kimbp » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:15 pm

Looks nice. Probably your chart plotter height is a bit better.

I can see your pedestal is not the same as mine - nor are the aft hatches - so I guess your boat is the SQ model
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Re: MFD near the wheel

Postby jon77 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:14 pm

yes the SQ model
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