Articulating display pods tested: SeaView, ScanStrut & NavPod

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

4 Responses

  1. No wonder you knew exactly who made the instrument pod on Atsa this afternoon 😉 I was very impressed with our NavPod – and “measure twice, cut once” has always worked well for me.

  2. Ron says:

    I have looked at these for a year now. I was wondering if there is any possibility to running the wires thru the back of the pod, as opposed to running it thru the swivel.
    I really can’t run my wires thru the swivel as the below the helm surface where it would mount is the head.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    No problem, Ron; all you need is hole saw big enough for the largest connector going to your MFD 😉
    Seriously, if you look carefully at the NavPod and SeaView installs above you’ll see that all the cables run out the lower right back and then behind the dash panel. It’s not the way the pods were designed to be installed, and not as waterproof, but it works fine.
    Just debur the hole with file and/or sandpaper and leave enough cable slack so that the pod tilts and turns without restriction. And note that you can make the install look tidy by covering the cable bundle with white split loom tubing like this…
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=white+split+wire+loom+tubing&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Awhite+split+wire+loom+tubing
    …though I haven’t gotten around to that detail yet.

  4. Ron says:

    Thanks Ben I did notice that. I too have a Duffy! 🙂
    In running the cables out the lower right back of the pod did you make a new hole in the back of the pod?

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