Cockpit TV

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  1. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    62
    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Mercruiser
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    Hi everyone, new to this Club. Bought a 2004 390da last fall. It’s already had a lot of upgrades. 1st season ahead for me. Thinking about adding a cockpit TV. Anyone have location advice? Port side above sink on arch or starboard behind captains chair in corner?
     
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  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Active Member

    947
    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1999 Sundancer 340
    454 Mercruiser's w/ V Drives, Westerbeke gen set
    Nice boat! I bought my 340 and your local Skipper Buds. Beautiful area.

    I'm not entirely familiar with your cockpit layout but I'm going to assume running cables/power will be easier on the starboard side.

    I'd personally want to mount a cockpit TV where it would be most viewable (seating). In my setup that would be a port mount, on the arch above the sink-ish.

    Good luck this year!
     
  3. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I’ve seen several boats with it mounted on a swivel on the port side above the sink so it’s viewable from the cockpit seating or the helm.
     
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  4. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    The base is mounted where a drink holder that I removed used to be. The SS parts are from SR. This TV is removed when underway, but the location in the cockpit is ideal for viewing.
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  5. andrewfoley

    andrewfoley New Member

    6
    May 19, 2014
    Kirkland, WA
    "Joyful" - 48 Sundancer 2009
    550 Cummins Diesels / Zues
    We got rid of the stand behind the sink/faucet and located up on the wall using a swivel mount. Way better visibility and out of the way. Not to mention a larger tv. I will say, the mount was more than the TV ($300 or so for the mount).
    TV in cockpit.JPG
     

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  6. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    62
    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Mercruiser
    Thank you
     
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  7. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    62
    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Mercruiser
    Love the pic, Corona and all. Thanks for info.
     
  8. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    62
    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Mercruiser
    Thank you
     
  9. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    62
    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Mercruiser
    Thanks
     
  10. Blkbird

    Blkbird Active Member

    224
    Jul 5, 2010
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1997 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
    Twin 3126 CATS
    I chose to mount mine where the old "pizza style" cupholder was. Don't ask, too ugly to describe.

    Installed a vertical fishing rod holder, made a bracket for the TV and ran power and cable. Nobody walks into it and its visible to most of the cockpit.

    TV 1038.JPG
     
  11. Blkbird

    Blkbird Active Member

    224
    Jul 5, 2010
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1997 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
    Twin 3126 CATS
    Also, try this gadget. Bluetooth transmitter plugged into TV and sync'ed to stereo system. Watching pirate movies the cannon fire is amazing!

    TV 075.JPG
     
  12. thosmann1

    thosmann1 Member

    80
    Jan 19, 2009
    Key west Florida
    500 Searay Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11's
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  13. Knot It

    Knot It Member

    349
    Oct 28, 2011
    St. Louis, Mo
    '01 340 Sundancer
    T-7.4 Horizons w/ V Drives
    I did an install on the port side arch above the "bar" area of my '01 a few years ago. Mounted a 24" led tv on a swivel mount. I did a post of the install with pictures. Was really easy to do...just scary cutting the hole in the arch. Still love the location.
     
  14. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    62
    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Mercruiser
    That’s pretty cool. Thanks
     
  15. thosmann1

    thosmann1 Member

    80
    Jan 19, 2009
    Key west Florida
    500 Searay Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11's
    Thanks, while I was installing tv I found the coax cable was already there from the factory, I just extended it. The electric was also very close, I used a GFI the factory had installed in a cabinet. Good luck with your installation,

    Bow Tie
     
  16. JBD Regina Marie

    JBD Regina Marie New Member

    19
    Dec 3, 2016
    Catawba Island OH
    2008 340 Sportsman package
    T 8.1 V Drive
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    I added TV in the back so I could see the fish finder while on autopilot, but occasionally we have a game on.
     
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  17. TALON

    TALON Member GOLD Sponsor

    142
    Sep 3, 2014
    NorCal
    '95 400 Express Cruiser,
    2003 C10X Caribe
    Twin 454 Mercuisers,
    15 HP Yamaha
    I installed a 28" on the port side arch above the bar area with a swivel mount...Everyone's happy!!

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  18. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    62
    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Mercruiser
    Looks great. Thanks.
     
  19. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    280
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Couple of mine that I did on the inside of the arch.

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  20. rmlsll

    rmlsll Member

    134
    Oct 11, 2009
    Saugatuck MI / Cape Coral FL
    340 Sundancer 2004 /
    240 Sundeck 2007 /
    10' Zodiac
    Twin 8.1 merc,. V-Drive /
    5.0 merc., bravo 3
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    I used a RAM mount
     
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