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Old 24-03-2010, 13:19   #1
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LCD Monitor Mounting Options

Hey everyone, I'm looking at mounting a 22-24 in monitor in my 30ft sailboat and am looking for ideas and suggestions on how to mount it so that its stable etc..
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Mine is going on a swing-arm, with a custom wooden block spacing it out so it clears edge rails on the wall. This allows the monitor to face the helm for charting use, park at the nav station for planning, or be positioned directly above the computer workstation for geekery/writing/podcasting/music. In each position, it can be tied off or fixtured so it won't go swinging wildly, and there is also a fully retracted position (very well secured) for rough conditions.

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Size?

We put a 22" TV into Boracay (44' steel Roberts Offshore) and found that was about as large as we could go. A 19" would have been better.

Have you tried making a cutout/mockup of the monitor and seeing how it goes?
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Mine is going on a swing-arm, with a custom wooden block spacing it out so it clears edge rails on the wall. This allows the monitor to face the helm for charting use, park at the nav station for planning, or be positioned directly above the computer workstation for geekery/writing/podcasting/music
Had a similar arrangement on the last boat but it was just the LCD radar with NMEA Way point data too. Very nice way to go though. Multiple purpose should apply to as much as possible. I would try a cardboard cut out just to see how it fits. Don't wimp out on the swing arm either!
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We T-bolted from the back side of the bulhead with the four existing mounting screws that are on the back of your monitor/tv.

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