Not exactly the most secure or organized installation. So I recently got to work on a platform at the helm that would secure both the AIS and the panel that would mirror the one on the starboard side of the binnacle where the GPS and propulsion control was mounted.
So that's what I did. I had to modify the new platform made of 1/2"' Starboard a little allowing for the mounting of the instrumentation panel:
I had to make sure I had easy access in order to disconnect the numerous connectors and switches on the side of the panel if I needed to:
Once that was done I simply used a spare piece of aluminum angle to provide a mount to hang the instrumentation panel below the platform. Then just mounted the AIS display on top:
Much better! Feels good to get another project off the list and make the helm a little more organized.