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1 Week Ago 08:56 AM
Moke
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

I voted no way as a coastal cruiser. Having said that, we did two weeks living aboard this last summer and we did use our ipad to stream Netflix. Does that count?
1 Week Ago 04:46 PM
CLOSECALL
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

How about this. A device used for reading, in the context of this discussion, is not a tv. That same device used for navigation, is not a tv. That same device used to call home, is not a tv. That device used to watch everyone likes Raymond, is a tv.

So, no judging here, except maybe about everyone likes Raymond.
1 Week Ago 04:32 PM
2Gringos
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

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Originally Posted by CLOSECALL View Post
Well, I didn't say that I don't watch programs on the boat. What I mean is that there is little difference between watching everybody likes Raymond on a tablet or a tv. It's still tv.
So you'd lump the content with the medium. Would reading a novel on your laptop also be watching tv? How about reading on an iPad or iPhone? They're both TVs by one definition.

I've never seen "Everybody Loves Raymond", by the way. I just picked a sitcom title that particularly irked me at the time.

I think the last television broadcast series I watched was X-files whenever that was. Before we moved out of the house, we'd sometimes notice that we hadn't turned the televison on in weeks. Or sometimes we couldn't remember the last time we'd had it on. Then one of us would get hooked on some history channel thing and we'd watch every night for a while.

Another interesting question for the cruisers who do not have TV on their boats nor want it would be how many hours a week they watch it when they're not on the boat. It all seems to be falling into folders based upon different types of usage. I would expect, for example, cruisers who spend a lot of time in remote pacific atolls to have little use for a television. Those cruising the coast of Florida, different perspective.

There's no right nor wrong. Admitting one watches television does not make them a racist, birther, denier, etc. Unless they watch broadcast news. That makes them basically uniformed.
1 Week Ago 04:05 PM
MarcStAug
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

All purely personal preference on the boat just as it is on land. There isn't a right or wrong; just a personal choice. I admit I am addicted to a couple of TV shows, but the last time I was on the boat on a charter for three weeks - nothing. But again, it was my choice since it was available.
1 Week Ago 03:42 PM
Don0190
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

So 63% of live aboard and 43% of cruisers have TV. But what surprises me is that based on photos most people install their TV in a way that only 1 person really can see it well.
1 Week Ago 03:13 PM
CLOSECALL
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

Well, I didn't say that I don't watch programs on the boat. What I mean is that there is little difference between watching everybody likes Raymond on a tablet or a tv. It's still tv.
1 Week Ago 02:43 PM
2Gringos
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

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Originally Posted by CLOSECALL View Post
I find it a little odd to distinguish between a laptop/tablet and a tv. I think you're watching tv regardless of what device you use and whether you watch broadcast or internet.

Just an observation. Carry on. Soon the snow will melt.
So, by that reasoning, watching a Youtube video on how to fix a leaking thru hull or lay fiberglass mat is basically the same thing as watching "Everybody Loves Raymond" and giggling along with the laugh track.

What I find interesting are the "Not on MY boat!" type responses. Reminds me of people with substance abuse issues who can't walk into a restaurant that serves beer because they don't have the will power not to order one and drink it.
1 Week Ago 01:37 PM
miatapaul
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

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our TV/monitor isn't mounted, either. Just set up on the nav desk while we're at the marina. Will have to stow it to sail and anchor.

Interesting about using the mast as an antenna. How do you hook up the two input wires to what is essentially ground?

Not that there's a broadcast television station within 70 miles of us, but I'm still interested .


If it were me, I would try running a wire with an alligator clip to a shroud and attach it to the antenna connector. You may need to get a coax adapter depending on the age of your TV. My guess is over water you should get very good range. I know where I keep my boat in summer I would only get a couple of local religious stations with a standard antenna. Have not tried the shroud as I don't have a TV on board and have not had one since around the change to digital signal. Not sure what to do with the other lead, I would try just one, and try both connectors and see if it works should just cost a couple of dollars and if it does not work, long wires with alligator clips are very useful in all sorts of electrical system trouble shooting.
1 Week Ago 01:30 PM
2Gringos
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

our TV/monitor isn't mounted, either. Just set up on the nav desk while we're at the marina. Will have to stow it to sail and anchor.

Interesting about using the mast as an antenna. How do you hook up the two input wires to what is essentially ground?

Not that there's a broadcast television station within 70 miles of us, but I'm still interested .
1 Week Ago 01:28 PM
CLOSECALL
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

I find it a little odd to distinguish between a laptop/tablet and a tv. I think you're watching tv regardless of what device you use and whether you watch broadcast or internet.

Just an observation. Carry on. Soon the snow will melt.
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