There are many expensive and time-consuming ways to install a TV on your boat. Wall screens integrated into pop-up windows of electronic cabinets. But what if you want to save money for other things on your endless list of boat projects and save time with an easy to install, safe, and versatile system, complete with products and parts Available today?
To be fair, we received a lot of questions about our Mount Tv On Boat setup from the short installation clips of some of our videos. So much so that we thought of a separate blog post on the products used and an update on the rationale for their retention. Here are the clips in question;
We had to be selective about the TV medium. The base should be no more than 10cm wide and the mounting screws or bolts should be in the center of the stand, not at the edges. This is because we wanted to Mount Tv In Boat directly to the wooden column on the port side of the boat, where there is a channel for the cables to lead from the flybridge to the salon or engine room. This would allow us to remove the channel cover and provide the stand with a piece of teak or mahogany and screw it on. This would give it extra strength in rough seas, without the risk of damaging the wooden deck. The TV cabinet we ended up with is the Kanto M250 Motion. This is suitable for a 55 inch TV. So with the under 40-inch TV that we have, we figured that would put the necessary power into the swingarm. Our advice for a boat is to buy a large bracket for the TV you are trying to mount.
We tried to find a lockable TV mount. They are often thought of as Mount Tv In Boat. The problem we have with foldable RV stands is that they are suitable for smaller TVs and the wall-mounted brackets are generally larger. Also, on some of them, the pin that locks the swingarm in place doesn't feel strong enough for our taste. If your mounting location is not as restrictive as ours, you may be able to find a suitable locking TV mount.
So how do we lock our TV that doesn't come with its own lock? Well, we were once told that door locks could work very well to secure a TV. The latches we went with were the SeaLux Marine Stainless Steel Stop-N-Catch. These marine door locks prevent the doors from swinging due to the pitch and roll of the Boat Cockpit Tv Mount. We chose two, one above the TV cabinet and one under the cabinet. The mobile lock is fixed to the wall.
The risk here and the weakest point of the installation is having to screw the small L-brackets to the back of the TV somewhere with shallow screws. As the TV gets thinner, it can get harder and harder to find a place to screw on. We first got them to think they would eventually back down. Then we take the back of the Boat Cockpit Tv Mount and fill small bolts with washers and nuts to hold it. Yet surprisingly, the screws were never removed from the back of the TV.
This configuration has served us well for almost 3 years. We have
We've been in really rough conditions at times and even forget to lock the Chesapeake in temperate seas a few times. Neither the bracket nor the latches show signs of fatigue or wear. It makes us feel good and we can see that it will continue to work for years to come.
We hope this information can help you plan and purchase a Tv Mount for Boat system on your boat. Keep in mind that the ship is not in a place where you should watch TV very often. Watching sunsets is a lot more fun.
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