PP4500-01 PowerPod Pre-Cut for Garmin echoMAPô
PP4500 Series, PowerPods are a better option than bracket mounting. PowerPods
provide a clean look of flush mounting with the advantage of a swivel base.
The trunion bracket that is supplied with marine electronics is not optimal.
PowerPods have the advantage of protecting the back of the electronics from
harsh saltwater spray. Most manufacturers do an excellent job of protecting the
face of the display from water intrusion with sealed rubber push buttons. The
back is generally not waterproof. They are expecting you to flush mount it into
the console or a NavPod. The PowerPod also protects the plastic connectors and
wires from deterioration caused by long term exposure to UV.
PowerPods for Sail are great for mounting on a flat surface. Perhaps under the
dodger or aft end of the cockpit table especially on boats with dual wheels.
The Hi-Gloss Material
- NavPods are manufactured with a custom co-extruded acrylic capped ABS
material. We use the absolute best UV resistant material that provides a very
high gloss white finish that matches gel-coated fiberglass. The Gen3
enhancements now include a thicker gauge material that improves strength and
provides for better structural rigidity.
The Waterproof Seal
- All NavPods are manufactured with a double gasket system providing an
excellent watertight seal between the front and back of the NavPod for
protection of your Marine Electronics. NavPods are made to withstand the
harshest of wet offshore boating conditions. Gen3 enhancements include a
thicker external silicone gasket with improved flush fit. The internal EPDM
gasket is now 50% thicker and is not subject to "compression set" like many
rubber compounds. This is important when you need to open the NavPod in the
future to service your electronics.
The Nickel Chrome Plated Screws
- We use all stainless steel mounting hardware that is supplied with each
NavPod. Large round head tamperproof screws have deeper sockets for the NavPod
wrench for better holding ability when tightening than the previous screws.
For Gen3 we provide nickel chrome-plated stainless steel tamperproof screws
for security combined with a little bling!
The Manufacturing Process
- Heavy-gauge thermoforming is considered an art since many processes come
into play. It all starts with the design and development of the tooling. We
are fortunate to have experienced in-house design engineers who utilize CAD
programs like Solidworks, Catia and AutoCad. Surfcam is used to interface with
our CNC machining centers to produce quality tools with precision tolerances.
Our Commitment to Quality
- We are committed to producing the best possible waterproof housing for
Marine Electronics. Now with two decades of experience under our belt, we are
confident you will have years of trouble free service and a long lasting high
gloss finish. We will stand behind our commitment by now offering a 10-year
warranty on all new Gen3 NavPods