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).
The Pedestal is a classic Lewmar design, and Lewmar makes a pod that allows for mounting of throttle, compass, and some instruments.
The Lewmar site didn’t have a few dimensions, and we had to contact them to measure a few dimensions to be sure.
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.
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.