Helm Pod Installation

Helm pod installation


The Lancer 29 MK II, traditionally had a side mount throttle for the diesel by your feet.  Even though there are some options for mounting an Electric Marine Propulsion throttle for side mount, we decided to put a nice throttle at the helm pedestal.  We have a few models of throttles that we use, and decided to go with a classic throttle design (not the Joystick Style Throttle Shown Below).

Joystick Style Throttle (not used on Lancer 29)

The Pedestal is a classic Lewmar design, and Lewmar makes a pod that allows for mounting of throttle, compass, and some instruments.

Lewmar Classic Pod
Lewmar Classic Pod



The Lewmar site didn’t have a few dimensions, and we had to contact them to measure a few dimensions to be sure.

Email Conversation:

Ikanos:  Hello, I can’t find the dimensions for the Classic Pod. I checked the cad file area, and it wasn’t included.

Lewmar: Thank you for contacting Lewmar.  The classic pod is 333mm front to back, and 222mm tall.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Ikanos:  Do you know the overall width, and the width of the top that fits between the 2 pedestal bars?

Lewmar:  OD is 16.5”, ID is 10.5”

We measured to make sure it fit.




The only place that we could find to purchase the Lewmar Classic Pod, was Defender Marine.  The cost was about $240.

Once it arrived, we mounted the existing compass and the throttle.  We bought a 4″ hole saw for the compass.  Throttle was flush mounted.



When we went to install the helm, we decided that it would be beneficial to add a backing plate internally in the Classic Pod.  We used a salvaged piece of 1/4″ aluminum, cut it from a pattern with a jig saw.   Final installation has a hole for running wire down the pedestal.

Classic Pod with 1/4″ aluminum backer plate.
Helm Pedestal with compass removed
Lewmar Classic Pod installed onto helm pedestal.