Originally Posted by Mark I
No question. My point is though that if I am trying to sell my own product and you called me saying that you have a cradle already mounted for XYZ, I would already know which of my own products will fit that cradle out of the box or I would make an adapter of some kind so that my cradle would fit in the same footprint knowing that you don't want to mess up your deck with holes that are not covered. I would think that I could sell more of my own product that way.
Just a thought.
You're thinking logically and in a consumer friendly fashion. Unfortunately, as you've found, that's just not the way it's done. If there were ever a problem where say the case jammed in the cradle and failed to release who would the lawyers go against. Even in this situation where you found a cradle that happened to fit your case you've probably given the manufacturer of both an out from their warranties and liability.