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how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby MaximumAC » Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:23 am

Any thoughts on how to install this on a carbon race board (TFB)? Drill in and seal screws with marine epoxy of some sort? TIA

https://shop.sailmon.com/product/mast-b ... lat-mount/

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Re: how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby BWD » Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:24 pm

I would probably use footstrap/snowboard inserts. You could route cavities in the deck and epoxy them in, or mount them on the surface and cover with some patches of glass or carbon, if concerned about potential leaking into board core. Maybe use an extra one to attach a leash to the fancy gps box too, just in case?
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Re: how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby Herman » Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:16 pm

If you can mount it near a leashable point I would consider using go-pro mount glue pads. Maybe somebody has experience with this on a board. Personally I only have a little experience with use on a helmet rather than board. I believe they are reasonably easy to remove with a bit of heat if you were to trial. They would also provide a small amount of vibration damping. No good if you need the ability to remove frequently unless you can buy or make a base plate.
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Re: how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby MaximumAC » Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:52 pm

Would it be crazy to just JB weld it to the deck?
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Re: how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby tkaraszewski » Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:07 pm

I would do it the same way BWD suggested. Drill big holes, fill with epoxy, screw into the solid epoxy.

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Re: how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby evan » Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:08 pm

We used this directly on the board and device to have it removable while remaining attached during the hardest crashes (but still wise to have a small leash, just in case):

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/dual-lock-r ... teners-us/
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Re: how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby BWD » Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:25 pm

MaximumAC wrote:
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Would it be crazy to just JB weld it to the deck?
Nope, seems fine if you are cool with it. Better make sure the epoxy you use gets along well with the mount and with your board’s finish though, or it might just give up and slide into the depths some day.

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Re: how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby MaximumAC » Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:40 pm

evan wrote:
Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:08 pm
We used this directly on the board and device to have it removable while remaining attached during the hardest crashes (but still wise to have a small leash, just in case):

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/dual-lock-r ... teners-us/
Amazing, thank you. Did the board surface require prep? My deck has kind of a textured finish for grip. Any chance you have a pic of what you're describing? Also how the leash attaches to the unit. Thanks!

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Re: how to mount sailmon computer on race board

Postby evan » Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:25 pm

The tape needs a flat surface, you can sand down the peelply grip or add a layer of epoxy to prepare the surface.

Think I just tied a piece of line around the base of the sailmon, but could be that it was without. Was a borrowed one so don't have it around anymore.


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