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Old 11-25-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default i have a 99 24scr looking to install tv in cockpit...any ideas?

I am looking to install a tv in my cockpit area. I have a few ideasbut not really sure what i want....any suggestions??....thanks joe...
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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welcome to the zoo....
I moved this to the general forum as it's not really a completed project.....
since the salon is so small compared to say larger boats..most people will install one on a swingout arm to the fwd part of the galley cabinet....or the aft bkhd above the batcave....(aka midberth).....it will hold the tv, you just need to predrill the holes and be really careful of the monkey fur..it can wrap around the drill bit easily...

so..take lotsa pic's and post them up........


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i looked at a lot of boats for sale with flatscreens and inverters, and they are basically dead weight, and something for a kid to break in ans steal. the broken cabin latch cost more to fix then the new TV.

most people just bring the laptop to do the same thing.

I've also seen flat screen drilled to the radar arch.... now dose notat make any sense?
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:58 AM   #4
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those are searay owners....they like to advertise how cool thier boats are.....



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i do agree.i am trying to make it more enjoyable for my boys...i want to stay out and they want to go home.....
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i have had several ideas, but you know wherever i mount it it will be in the way for something else
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i do agree.i am trying to make it more enjoyable for my boys...i want to stay out and they want to go home.....
yep at home they have every thing......tv, dvd, blackberry, computer, games etc......most kids now realy don't know what to do if they don't have al these things around them......and you know what.... it's our own fault.....we give them everything they want, because we don't want them to disturb us in what we are doing.....

we (me and my wife) learned our three kids how to enjoy their time on the boat without all these things. (some times it was'nt easy) playing games, fishing (i hate fishing) swimming, visit other city's on trips with the boat...etc, etc....

now they are old enough to go their own way (20, 22 and 24 years old) but they tell us........"after all we had a nice time on the boat, txs for that"

one thing we have learened about raising kids........spent time in your kids to keep them satisfied.....instead of dollars buying every thing they want....(so they don't disturb you in whatever you want to do)

our kids have everything......but they know how to enjoy when it's not around....and then our family has quality time......

this is just what i think.........

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some people mount the tv on the bow.....


after trying to find some pic's of my 2455 bay....I do remember I installed ours on the bow anchor bulkhead....


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Get them off the electronics and push them in the water.. off the highest point of the boat... kids these days..
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Get them off the electronics and push them in the water.. off the highest point of the boat... kids these days..
yep that's what i already siad......your totally right........(hahaha)

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Not for the kids but for me as I spend a lot of time at the dock getting away from the kids. I do have a small 5" portable that I have set up on the shelf over the sink but not really happy overall with TV on board. Only get 3 channels and am too cheap to pay for cable at dock. Best bet I feel is a tablet (xoom or IPAD) with downloaded movies to watch if I feel I can't get by with CD, AM, FM, Sat radio, VHF radio,or just some peace and quiet with only the solitude of the lapping of the water against the hull.
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hai ccruser........take a book......and read thats so relaxing.......

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A couple of thoughts on TV's on boats....

1) Find a LED TV. LED takes less power than LCD or Plasma.

2) Find a 12V TV. A standard TV will run on 110, and to go from 12V to 110 will require an inverter, however the conversion will incur loss and require more 12V power from the battery than is actually necessary to run the TV. If you install a 12V TV the battery consumption will be less. Even on the dock the shore power will run the battery charger which will keep up with the TV, so no issues there typically.

3) If yo uhave a camper top, it will be difficult to keep water 100% out of the cockpit, this means you stand a chance of getting your TV wet if it is poermanently mounted in the cockpit. Many prefer to install one in the cabin. Those who want to watch TV can go down below. A portable TV might be an option where it can be installed in multiple places. Also not that connectors will have a tendency to get corrosion over time if exposed to moisture.
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