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Hvordan feste utstyr på rails - om smarte løsninger, båtlapper og quickfix


De fleste som har båt har fra tid til annen behov for å montere utstyr på rails. Det finnes mange løsninger, fra flere forskjellige leverandører. Den mest kjente er kanskje RAM Mounts. Med et vanvittig utvalg har de løsninger for nær sagt enhver utfordring. Problemet er bare at tilgjengelighet på dette fantastiske utvalget er mildt sagt elendig her på berget. Det finnes selvfølgelig noen få butikker som har det mest relevante; blant annet har Mjøsservice et godt utvalg av fester til montering av ekkoloddenheter. Men hva gjør jeg når utstyret jeg skal montere ikke passer på en RAM-kule eller andre ferdige løsninger?

Knallfin løsning for både feste og transportholder for Livesight-giver, fra RAM Mounts
Etter et par prosjekter for Pioner Boats har jeg virkelig fått utfordret mine kreative evner. Det startet med at vi skulle lage en løsning for å montere en 9-toms ekkoloddenhet på Lars´ Pioner 14. Vi fikk tak i en ferdig pakke med RAM D-kuler fra Mjøsservice, men klarte ikke å finne D-kule for bøylemontering til fornuftig pris. Det var også en viss risiko for at en såpass tung installasjon ville vri seg på røret. Vi valgte derfor å se på andre alternativer. Gjennom en bekjent som er mekaniker fikk jeg tips om noen rørklemmer fra Tess. Klemmene skulle passe fint til 25mm rør. Med disse klemmene og en aluminiumsplate fikk vi laget en konsoll som både sitter på railen, støtter seg mot skroget, og feste i en innstøpningsmutter.


Rørklemmer fra TESS, kan disse redde meg?



Ferdig feste for stor skjerm på D-kule. Stabilt og solid.


Neste prosjekt var en tilsvarende konsoll for feste av vertikalgiver på min egen Pioner 14.

Til slutt laget jeg et feste for montering av ekkolodd og holder for mobiltelefon på vår Pioner 12 konseptbåt.





Nylig fikk jeg en ny utfordring i posten; et rustfritt antennefeste til VHF. Jeg så en stund etter lignende fester for bøylemontering, men jeg synes også at festet fra Lowrance egner seg godt til mine behov. Utfordringen denne gangen var at festet allerede var ferdig fabrikkert, men hullene passet selvfølgelig ikke med klemmene fra Tess. Etter litt prøving og feiling, og noen diskusjonsforum runder på Team Colibris messenger-chat endte jeg opp med å lage et mellomstykke i polyetylen. Festet sitter i plata, og plata sitter på rørklemmene. Plata hadde jeg fra et annet prosjekt, men det er samme materiale du finner i blant annet skjærefjøler.

Flott feste for VHF-antenne. Men ikke til rør...

Litt lett rubb med sandpapir og litt svart lakk gjør susen


Adapterplate i PE-plast


Ferdig VHF-antennefeste på 25mm rør

Moralen er; det finnes et utall forskjellige alternativer der ute. Du må bare fri deg fra tanken på at alt på død og liv må komme fra en båtutstyrskatalog. Ta det med ro, tenk deg godt om før du setter igang. Med litt flaks koster det ferdige produktet deg en tiendel av det du opprinnelig så for deg. ;-)





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