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    Default Mounting a barometer

    What's the best way to mount a barometer to a bulkhead? I really don't want to drill holes in the wood surround. There is a hole in the back for a nail, but it's not going to stay in rough weather or over big wakes. Using only one nail or screw will give new meaning to the phrase "the glass is falling"

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    Default Re: Mounting a barometer

    Fab a plate of wood or brass on which you mount the barometer with adhesive. Then screw through that to the bulkhead. Or affix brass tabs/ brackets to the rear of it at 12, 3, 6 and O'Clock so that they protrude just enough from the side of the rear. Drill through and mount through those four tabs.

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    Default Re: Mounting a barometer

    Or you could do three "keyhole" slots, although aligning them might be pretty tricky. Put a stop on the top so it can't ride up...

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    I cheated - my bulkhead was accessible form the back side - so I put in 2 screws from the other side. The other side is the wet locker, so a couple of screws were not an appearance issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I cheated - my bulkhead was accessible form the back side - so I put in 2 screws from the other side. The other side is the wet locker, so a couple of screws were not an appearance issue.

    Never thought of that. It just might work-- there is boxed panel behind the bulkhead
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    Or you could use the slot provided for the nail, and then stick some velcro on the bulkhead and back of the instrument so that it couldn't swing or lift.
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    How is the barometer affixed to the wooden plaque? Could you dismount it from the plaque and use that method to attach it to the bulkhead? You would lose the wooden base, but is it needed?
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    That won't work, I am afraid. There is a flange at the front of the barometer that holds it to the wooden base, which is 3/4 inch thick
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    My barometer has two small holes flanking the hanging hole. I will epoxy a piece of cooper wire in the holes to use as a hanger
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    Default Re: Mounting a barometer

    Tap?
    Or no tap ?
    glue the stupid thing to the back of yer sextant box
    barometer pfffft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    My barometer has two small holes flanking the hanging hole. I will epoxy a piece of cooper wire in the holes to use as a hanger
    Okay that didn't work....

    A cooper wire with loops on the ends and two small screws, now that worked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Okay that didn't work....

    A cooper wire with loops on the ends and two small screws, now that worked
    Photos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post

    Here you go
    Very shipshape!
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    Thanks I am pleased with how it turned out
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    Here it is in place
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