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I'm thinking it would be nice to mount my computer monitor at my nav station instead of having it sit on the surface where it would fall over. Do you think a normal flat panel TV mount work work for this, or do I need something "marine grade" to handle the extra stress from the motion of the boat? Also, is there a company that makes arm mounts (so I could swing it to other positions) suitable for marine use? Thanks.
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You can use a standard swing arm flat panel mount but would want some way of positively locking the panel in place so it doesn't swing in heavy seas.
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Try Ram Mounting Systems, Inc. They make all kinds of mounts for heavy duty use.
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Also, is there a company that makes arm mounts (so I could swing it to other positions) suitable for marine use? Thanks.
It is awfully hard to top RAM mount for attaching just about anything to just about anything else.

Their stuff is ideal for the sort of application you have in mind.
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The RAM mounts are very expensive for what you're getting and may not give any more utility or durability, given that the monitor is mounted INSIDE the cabin, and probably not very exposed to the elements.
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I actually already looked up the RAM mounts, and I can't find anything on their site suitable for a standard LCD. If you look down the list on the left hand side of their site, it doesn't list TV, LCD, monitor, or any other likely name.
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I actually already looked up the RAM mounts, and I can't find anything on their site suitable for a standard LCD. If you look down the list on the left hand side of their site, it doesn't list TV, LCD, monitor, or any other likely name.
Use the search box. "VESA" is probably the only term you need, unless your panel is nonstandard.
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Since you are mounting it inside you might check for an automotive mount. Police/ delivery drivers etc use them. If the pattern holds, they should be half the cost of any marine labled option.
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