cradle

cradle mounted to NK base

cradle on NK base.  phone mounted to cradle using Velcro

Introduction

The BoatCoach Cradle is the ideal way to mount your phone to a sweep or sculling rowing boat. You get get great heads-up visibility of data as you row and an easy way to get your phone in and out of the boat.

The Cradle snaps securely into a boat’s Nielsen Kellerman StrokeCoach(tm) or SpeedCoach(tm) mount.

cradle front

cradle front

cradle back

cradle back

Buy

Each Cradle is custom 3D printed in your choice of colors and shipped to you by Shapeways.  Buy here.

Mounting

There are two convenient ways to mount your phone on the cradle (I use method #1)…

  1. Loop a 2″ (50mm) long rubber band through the two holes in the cradle and over the hook and slide your phone underneath. The friction of the rubber band will keep your phone snugly in place. You can place your phone in a Ziploc snack bag to make it waterproof… there’s no need to invest in an expensive waterproof case. Twist the rubber band like a piece of string and it will obscure very little of the screen.

    phone mounted to cradle using rubber band

    phone mounted to cradle using rubber band

  2. Apply industrial strength Velcro to the back of your phone or case and to the front of cradle for a very secure fit.

Notes

cradle 3d rendering

cradle 3d rendering

  1. Lanyard and rubber band or Velcro are not included.
  2. An NK mount is required. If your boat doesn’t have one you can purchase a “T-bracket mount” or “angle-mount” here.