I installed the pedestal base that came from BPS today. I'm using the base and pedestal for a mount for the forward fish finder. The base is the BPS brand one that is 4"X8" and is the one I needed for the space that it had to go in.
The base is one of the poorest quality pieces of gear I have ever seen. None of the outside edges are cut straight and the countersinks are irregular to the point that the chamfer doesn't allow the use of a chamfered head bolt because the sharp edge of the bolt sticks up above the surface of the base. I can make it work by using round head bolts that cover the chamfers. I'm wondering if it is really stainless. I guess time will tell.
I don't mind paying for quality, but for as much time and money that I have spent rigging this boat so that everything is right, it just really frosts me to end up with an overpriced piece of junk. If I still had the packaging and receipt, they would be getting it back. So, a word to the wise.. If you are inclined to go into BPS and pay full retail+ for something, at least buy the name brand stuff and not their store brand garbage. I also wrote a scathing review of it on BPS website, but I'm betting they won't publish that one, so you read it here. <rant off>
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Helix 12 CHIRP SI, HB 1199, MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic
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