26 inch LED TV install

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by hack4alivin, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Time To Relax

    Time To Relax New Member

    222
    Sep 27, 2012
    Lake Travis Texas
    2008 44 Sundancer
    2012 Zodiac 200 Cadet w 2.5 Merc
    Twin 8.1L Mercruiser v Drives
    Great thread really appreciate it! Question on a 2005 340da how is the cover ( muff ) around the factory installed TV attach ?
     
  2. justlookin

    justlookin New Member

    66
    Nov 17, 2012
    Long Island Sound
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1's V Drives
    I spoke with a Sea Ray customer rep, the part is in house manufactured part that is discontinued. I am still searching for a resolution, please let me know if you find one. Thanks
     
  3. sfl larry

    sfl larry New Member

    40
    Mar 3, 2013
    ft lauderdale
    340 sundancer 2004
    twin 8.1 s v drives
    how does the "muff" (as you call it ) around the tv come out I am getting ready to do the same thing on my boat
     
  4. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 DB, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Garmin 8600/Garmin 1222 plus
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Has anyone done a similar recent upgrade? Wondering since the home entertainment market has changed so much in the past few years with the advent of sling boxes, Apple TV, Roku etc. I'm interested in a similar setup but would want to source this to someone with experience with this type of install.
     
  5. AMFM3

    AMFM3 Active Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Okanagan Lake, British Columbia
    370 Sundancer 1995 Raymarine C 120 Plotter / Radar
    7.4 L Twin inboards,
    V-Drives
    I did a 3 tv install last year. Find it here: http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/63096-370-DA-TV-upgrade

    Mark
     
  6. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    At some point of my posting here I mentioned the fact that I was looking for a small wine refrigerator to take the place of the old TV.Well last season I found one while shopping for boat supplies at our local RV store.This guy here fit the bill, and it will work on either AC or DC but not selectable, so I used the AC option and plugged it into the old TV outlet in the back.I build the cabinet to fit in the space left when I removed the TV and the sliding tray it was mounted to.The cabinet was build so I could secure the refrigerator with screws at the bottom.While I was added and still had a little room I added the rack for the wine glasses, plastic wine glasses of course.I also added the safety chain which goes across the door on the frig while underway, just incase the water gets heavy.So far everything is working fine, although I am thinking I may have to pull the cabinet out and cut a hole in the material used to close up the back off the cabinet in the rear and add a vent screen to get some more air moving in that back area.Sometimes when the cabin is hot to refrigerator does not cool down to the set point temperature.
     

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  7. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 DB, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Garmin 8600/Garmin 1222 plus
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Thanks for the pics I did pretty much the same setup. However I went with a 40" led . 1.9" deep with an ultra thin mount. It's currently hooked up to an Apple TV with a slingbox. I'm going to run the cable to the DVD player and coax this weekend. ImageUploadedByTapatalkHD1406084389.117693.jpg
     
  8. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    I know this is an old thread, but I've reached out to a couple of the posters via PM and those efforts have been unsuccessful. So I'm posting here.

    A couple posts above, "sb in gp" asked a question about mounting the tv. He was installing a TV on the bulkhead, and that his boat didn't have a TV there initially. Neither does mine. He asked:

    "I cut small squares in the vinyl for the TV mounting plate screws. I was expecting to find fiberglass under the vinyl, but instead encountered a thin wood substrate that feels about the thickness of paneling. Did others mount the TV directly to the thin wood under the pad? Is it strong enough?"

    No one ever answered that question. So before I start cutting vinyl: how do I mounting the TV? Do I just install the TV mount into that wood backing? Are there certain mounting anchors that you used? There are no studs back there for me to go into (which is how I'd install it in a wall).

    Any tips would be appreciated!

    Steve

     
  9. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 DB, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Garmin 8600/Garmin 1222 plus
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
  10. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    Thanks. I never came across that thread. And trust me, I've searched. CSR is sometimes hard to find stuff in. I was looking mostly in the Sport Cruiser forums and in my boat's (320) "official" thread. Thanks again!
     
  11. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 DB, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Garmin 8600/Garmin 1222 plus
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Pm me if you have any other questions. I racked my brain on planning this install but was able to completed it on my own with the help of a few CSR posts.
     
  12. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    I just did. I'm stumped with how to get the coax past the electrical panel and from where to get AC power.


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  13. sb in gp

    sb in gp Active Member

    837
    Oct 10, 2006
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    2017 460 Sundancer
    Cummins QSB-550 w/Zeus Pod Drives
    Steve,

    If I remember correctly you need to pull out the entire panel that the radio is mounted to, you'll find AC in there and a source for coax. At the helm unscrew and remove the little panel with the drink holder near your right knee. Once in there you can drill a hole in the bulkhead and fish into the area behind the radio. Run your wires and seal everything up with 4200.

    Scott
     
  14. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    The panel the radio is mounted to: on the helm? Wonder why AC would be there in the helm? I'll have to look.

    Also, I'm trying to route the coax up the starboard side but can't see how to get thru or past the electrical panel. Guess i have to take off the panel face plate for more investigation? Or does that little hole I drilled allow me to fish all the way past the electrical and into the spaces behind the cabinet access panels? Looks like it would take a miracle to successfully fish that far and that tight?


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    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  15. sb in gp

    sb in gp Active Member

    837
    Oct 10, 2006
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    2017 460 Sundancer
    Cummins QSB-550 w/Zeus Pod Drives
    No the panel in the cabin. Correction, the whole electrical panel comes off and gives you access. Sorry, confusing my boats.
     
  16. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    Ha! No problem. That's sort of what I was thinking might be the next step. I haven't taken off the panel before, so that will be a nice project. I hope there's enough slack in the wires. Any trick to getting the panel off, once it's unscrewed? Next weekend is supposed to be bad weather in MD,so that might be a nice indoor project.

    Oh, and you were right. The Clarion radio IS mounted there. When you said "radio", I thought "VHF"!


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  17. sb in gp

    sb in gp Active Member

    837
    Oct 10, 2006
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    2017 460 Sundancer
    Cummins QSB-550 w/Zeus Pod Drives
    The panel is easy to remove and it is meant to come off to give you access. I'd probably kill the dc and unplug ac just to be safe when you're sticking hands in there. You should use stranded wire for a boat application, not solid romex. You can buy at most boat stores.
     
  18. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    Solid advice about the power. Thank you! The reminder never hurts!

    And that's interesting about the stranded wire. I saw something last week about not using solid conductor wire for power. Is this because it's more likely to break from the vibrations of the boat, or is there some chemical in the insulator or jacket of solid conductor Romex that (if on fire) could be toxic?

    And now that I think about it... what does the television's power cable (the one that comes with the TV) use? Is that stranded conductor or solid conductor? Guess it doesn't matter, if thats the "easier" cable to replace?
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016
  19. sb in gp

    sb in gp Active Member

    837
    Oct 10, 2006
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    2017 460 Sundancer
    Cummins QSB-550 w/Zeus Pod Drives
    Yes, I think stranded is better in the bouncy conditions of a boat. I think most appliance cords are stranded, so your TV cord should be fine.
     
  20. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    So I got the job done. I took the old 13" vcr/tv combo out completely. And I routed just the coax, the same way hack4alivin did. Very straightforward. I actually fit a 32" on the bulkhead and it does not interfere with the power cabinet door. I ended up adding a GFI in the right hand wall of the power cabinet (facing into the mid cabin berth). That's where I ran my coax, too. Here are a couple pics of the project:
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    That last pic is mounted, but obviously I hadn't completed the wire finishing. I opted to have the go out the left of the tv, turn down along the wall and then go around to the side of the power cabinet, as mentioned above. No pics of the final-final yet.


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