Anyone ever convert there TV area to a bar?

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  1. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    ANyone ever convert there pull out TV to a bar? Wine holder ect...Looking to get Ideas. 4791858_20140820125504086_1_XLARGE.jpg
     
  2. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    No, but I will follow with interest as that has been an idea of mine as well.
     
  3. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Active Member

    287
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine E120 radar chart plotter GPS autopilot
    cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    Sounds like a great idea. I may look into that for the DB. Just need to find a good alternative for flat screen tv location. The Mrs won’t stand still for no tv in salon.
     
  4. trflgrl

    trflgrl Active Member

    909
    Jun 23, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    1989 Sundancer 300
    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
    There are a few different folks who a major TV mod, the first of which that comes to mind is MasterFab (Dale). He made a custom drop-down mount for a 340DA (IIRC, for year models late 90s early 00s, though it might be compatible for other years/other models) and has sold more than one to fellow members. It goes on the starboard bulkhead above the aft berth.....and you can put a plenty-big TV in that space! (And gadgets in the old TV cubby, if you're not totally sold on bar/wine area!)

    This post is from 2015, and he's since moved on from his 340, but I believe he still fabricates various items, so it's worth a shout.

     
  5. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I am sorry - but what keeps coming to mind when I read the title - is the country song - going to hire a wino to decorate our home.

    Take the dining room table out - put a bar up against the wall...

    I know, total distraction from the thread, and really good input...

    backing slowly away from the thread...

    Mark
     
  6. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    385
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    I did a TV delete and store liquor in the cubby. Haven't modified it much yet other than adding a bungee anchored in the back to hold things in place while underway. Searching for better ideas as well. Flat screen over the mid-stateroom seems to be the way to go. A friend did it on his 320 and it's the nutz.
     
  7. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Check out this thread and the slides for the TV Cubby:
    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php...by-electrical-control-panel-de-golding.77981/

    Personally, I just use the cabinet above the salon sofa for bottle storage. I plan on having a door made and converting the TV cubby to closed storage when I redo my TV setup this winter. I just wish there was an easy way to recover the space above it where the DVD player is installed - I liked the door setup there better on the 2003.5 and wish they kept it that way.

    -Kevin
     
  8. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    194
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    We have an espresso machine and coffee grinder in there. Held in by a webbing strap when underway. Works great. Just the right size. We don't watch TV, but we do drink espresso and latte.
     
  9. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
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  10. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    We replaced out TV with a flat screen. Mounted the TV on a swing arm so the TV acts as a door. Lots of room behind the door and we still have a TV.
     
  11. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Thanks for the Ideas. I stole KSalibis Idea...Thanks:p. Just started it today. I think I'm going to paint it black, put a nice front plate and led lights inside the cabinet. thumbnail.jpg thumbnail (5).jpg thumbnail (4).jpg thumbnail (3).jpg thumbnail (2).jpg thumbnail (1).jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2017
  12. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    266
    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    This discussion just made my To do list longer... Any tips i should look out for?
     
  13. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Some more progress.. thumbnail (16).jpg thumbnail (6).jpg thumbnail (7).jpg thumbnail (10).jpg thumbnail (9).jpg
     
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  14. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    but don't see any square holes for a 1/2 gallon of Jack Daniels old No 7.....:)....

    looks great.....

    cliff
     
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  15. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Oh all the good stuff in in the cabinet over the couch...
     
  16. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    You do nice work!
     
  17. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    385
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    .....or a handle of Captain!
     
  18. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Well..I might scrap it and go back to the drawing board. It may have been a mistake using MDF. It looked good at first, but I can't get it real smooth. I'm afraid of chips putting the bottles in and out. It does look much better than the pictures too. I primed it with the correct sealer primer before painting, but I still don't like it. I think I'm going to try OAK and then a black stain instead of paint. We'll see...Gonna eat my bird today and think about it. thumbnail (12).jpg thumbnail (13).jpg
     
  19. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    266
    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    You do beautiful work... Is this for the 340? I was looking for the measurements for the 320 was curious if its the same size? And i'm debating on going with the oak or Composite. ps. Happy Thanksgiving
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
  20. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Not sure if its the same size. You have to pull the tv out and measure. I would suggest using oak. Black flat stain would be perfect. I'll let you know how my second one turns out....:rolleyes:
     

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