How to remove TV

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by jmauld, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    How do I get this TV out? I do not care if the TV gets broken. But I don’t want to damage the cabinet. I’ve taken a few screws out of the side but the bottom cabinet screw heads are stripped and they aren’t budging. I’m not sure how to get the cabinet apart to get the TV out.
     

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  2. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

    730
    Jan 4, 2015
    NW
    44 Sedan Bridge - 07
    Black Hull
    QSC500’s
    It appears there are two screws visible on the left padded side. Pull the side off and release from behind the TV?
     
  3. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    I took those screws out and left them visible. With those two screws out that panel doesn’t want to move. I’m afraid of just yanking it apart. I don’t care about the TV. But I do care about the cabinet.
     
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    If that is a flat panel TV it might have a flush mount bracket attached. If you can see behind the TV from the bottom the bracket would be in the center. I this is how it is attached there would be a retention screw to remove from the and then the bracket would just slide up and off.

    Might look like the bracket I used here: http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php...40-sundancer-bulkhead-wall.88100/#post-994550

    -Kevin
     
  5. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    This TV seems to be screwed securely to a block of wood.

    I can see how to get access now, but there is a stripped screw head blocking access.


    Curious if I could get a small reciprocating saw into there to cut the screw, and not damage the fabric.
     

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  6. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    If anything I would go in between the panels with a reciprocating muli-tool (aka flat dremel) or just a hack saw blade. I removed a panel that was also attached with a screw buried in the foam - it was put in through the foam and vinyl where you would not see it.

    -Kevin
     
  7. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    Used a saw and cut that offensive screw out of the way.

    Now to dig out the non-working DVD player to the left.
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  8. redlightning

    redlightning Active Member

    102
    Dec 26, 2016
    Beaver Lake Arkansas
    2012 390EC
    8.2l
    This is good info. I pulled the dvd player from the state room and the galley area and installed apple tv's. Also placed my hotspot next to the apple tv in the galley dvd slot. Aft area still needs attention but closing on the sale of my 390 next week. 450 may be in my future.
     
  9. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    Next question, that I’ll leave here since it’s relevant.

    Does searay make one of these that had an hdmi input instead?

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  10. redlightning

    redlightning Active Member

    102
    Dec 26, 2016
    Beaver Lake Arkansas
    2012 390EC
    8.2l
    See how it’s attached. You might be able to cut one out of black plastic and build your own. Car audio guys do that all the time.
     
  11. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
  12. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    I have a solution “in the works” as we speak. I was just hoping that searay already had a piece that would work and look a little more polished.
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  13. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    All done. I’ll fit this in the morning. If it fits I’ll print a plate for the slot that had the dvd player.
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  14. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    Got the blanks finished for now. I may add an hdmi and USB ports to the small one later.

    My plan is to use a raspberry pi as a boat computer / security camera storage device. Acceding it through a monitor in the aft cabin. I will also be able to connect it to the n2k network and load it with openplotter and an anchor alarm.



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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2021
  15. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    Okay I didn’t 100% like the blanks and figured that I could improve this a little.
    I removed all three DVD players and replaced them with little storage trays. Much happier with this setup as it gives me a place dedicated ti the TV remotes and a place for me to stick my car keys and wallet.

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  16. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    That will be a nice nook for those items, looks great
     

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