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Putting a TV in a SeaRay 280 Sundancer

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Biggp, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Biggp

    Biggp New Member

    5
    Sep 14, 2020
    280 sea ray sundancer
    Twin 4.3 v6
    I bought the boat and the end of the season so no access until the spring but want to pre plan and buy the necessary equipment.

    I’m just wonder if anyone else has a 280 and installed a TV mount, where did you put it and what the biggest size TV you can put in.

    Thanks
     
  2. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    I put one into ours. I used an inexpensive one from Best Buy that was natively 12 vdc (external brick). I chose BB only because it had and external brick with a 12 vdc output. This allowed us to use the tv anytime we wanted. It was I believe a 15” screen, but may be larger. Here’s a photo. I also added a Glomex amplified antenna to the arch. This setup allowed us to use broadcasted service.

    When I upgraded the TVs on the new boat I went with smart TVs and AppleTV and rely on streaming services for content. At the time I did the 280 good marina WiFi wasn’t available to us, but had it been we could have used streaming as well.

    Physically the tv is mount on the starboard side cabinet, above the 110 outlet. The control for the amplified antenna is mounted in the electrical cabinet. Wires run along the shelf above the vee berth bolster.


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  3. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Can't help specific to the 280. In general, one thing to consider is how it will be powered. Your best bet is to find one that specifically runs off 12VDC. Alternatively, find an AC TV that runs off an AC->12VDC "brick", then snip off the brick and wire the TV directly to DC.
     
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  4. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    On my 280DA the OEM TV was installed on a sliding tray in the cabinet at the foot of the V berth port side.
     
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  5. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    I thought the OEM tv was installed in the starboard side “closet” (the door shown in my photo) on all 280s like it was on the 02 production.
     
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  6. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    Henry,

    You are correct. It was the starboard side.
     
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  7. Belleview3

    Belleview3 New Member

    14
    Jun 30, 2020
    Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Oklahoma
    2004 280 Sundancer
    twin 4.3 Mercs w/ Alpha one drives
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    Here is my '04 280. The TV is mounted onto the slide out tray for the orig TV (spun the tray 180 degrees to mount). We can still slide it out and rotate plus we have all that space for storage.
     

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