I'm planning on getting a new unit next month.
Currently there is a compass mounted on a wood board that rests in the companion hatch board area or in between the cockpit seats, so was going to try to fashion something like that, but would be interested in alternative designs.
I'm also curious about where/how folks are mounting the transducer if its not a in hull. It looks like a lot of units have a transom mount for the newer/fancier transducers. I can imagine a couple of spots to do this, but pictures would be helpful, and if anyone has had issues with readings when on a heel.