NavPod AngleGuards are designed to upgrade sailboat steering systems and
accommodate mounting of electronics onto NavPods.
Edson is a popular manufacturer of steering systems who has always used a
9.5" wide pedestal guard. Most of their pedestal guards are 1" in diameter.
Lewmar (formally Whitlock) also has manufactured steering systems that use the
9.5" wide format. NavPod supplies the SG10 and AG10 as a easy retrofit onto
either of these systems.
For a clean and secure method of concealing wires and to accommodate large
connectors and heavy radar cables within the Stainless Steel tubes, NavPod
recommends the larger 1.25" diameter AngleGuards. Often the existing Top Plate
needs to be bored out or replaced with the TP125 to accommodate the larger
diameter. NavPod supplies Polished Stainless Steel feet with all 1.25"
Lewmar (formally Whitlock) has primarily used a 12" wide pedestal guard on
the steering systems they manufacture. It is 1.25" in diameter and can easily
accommodate retrofitting of any the 12" wide AngleGuards without the need of top
NavPod does not accommodate upgrading other popular European manufacturers like Goiat or Solomar. In the US, Merriman/Yacht Specialties produced many systems still in use today on older boats. This system is recognized by a 1" in diameter pedestal guard and 12.5" width measured on center of the tubes. All of these systems would need to be converted into accommodating the 9.5" or 12" wide AngleGuards in order to mount the necessary NavPods to secure your new electronics.
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