DIY NavPod help

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Canonshooternb, Feb 10, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Meriachee


    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,266 posts, 1,112 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    It may be robbery, but when you consider the fit and finish, trial and error getting the mold shapes right, how you're going to attach and waterproof the thing, then the layup and getting the gelcoat just right, cuz you just know that homemade is subject to a much, much higher level of scrutiny, it'll be time for a nap, and when you add up all the costs, handy or not, do you want to spend the rest of this (and maybe next) winter (or this one if the freakin thing never ends) or just buy the damm box, mount it and get on with enjoying that new plotter. :)

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  2. seadaddler


    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,549 posts, 155 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    Look around on EBay or Craigslist.

  3. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,666 posts, 2,621 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    You can get waterproof plastic electrical boxes from Lowes pretty cheap. Modify the face easily with a Dremel tool.

    -Will (Dragonfly)

  4. DayDreamer41


    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,333 posts, 664 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
  5. Sefuller


    Joined May 6, 2010
    368 posts, 62 likes
    Oday 34, 39
    US Milwaukee

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