Television lift


Old 09-20-10, 01:57 PM
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Television lift


I am trying to install a TV lift in a marine environment. I live on a 40' yacht and so space is a premium. What I want to do is have my TV slide behind my starboard settee in the main salon when not in use. When I want to watch it I want to be able to lift the TV out and have it lock in place until I want to put it back down again. I am aware that there are a number of companies that make electric lifts but I want to keep it simple and not have the need to draw power from the battery banks of the boat. I am going to purchase a 26" LED TV so it will only weigh in at about 12-14 pounds so I am OK with the effort involved in lifting this.
What I am looking for are rails that I can affix to the sides of TV that lock when extended and will unlock by lifting past the locked state and then dropping down. As the action of lifting the TV will negate my ability to press levers on the slides it must do this by another mechanism (gravity, springs, whatever). The slides will be placed in a near vertical orientation so this must also be taken into account.
If I can find slides that can do this I will be able to fashion a method of fixing this to an aluminum backplate which I can then drill through at the VESA mounting points of the TV. I will drill plenty of ventilation holes in the aluminum to ensure proper ventilation of the back of the TV.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for where I can find telescopic tracks or linear rails that carry out this function???

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