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TV mounting bracket for houseboats

by Leigh

A typical TV mounting bracket found in houseboats

A typical TV mounting bracket found in houseboats

I would like to mount our new TV inside our boat, but am not sure about the bets way to go about doing it. I would like that it could be tilted so that the TV could be seen from different angles.

What is needed to install a TV mounting bracket on the ceiling of a houseboat? Is it safe and advisable?

Thanks, Leigh.

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Reply - Answer
Well Leigh, that's a good question because as you already know, the movement that happens on a houseboat is very different, and much more damaging than found in a land based home.

I have always used these tv mounting brackets since they have the "vesa" mounting screw hole standards that match the rear of a LCD screen. It's adjustable, well priced, and handles up to 50 pounds.

The important part of the installation is to be sure that you have attached the bolts (not screws) to some kind of ceiling stud. Use bolts with flat washers behind since the constant rocking motion will loosen screws.

If the mounting plate on the TV bracket is rather small, you can always mount the bracket on a larger piece of wood, and use that to install it on the ceiling.

Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their houseboat TV mounting / installation experiences.

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