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View Poll Results: How many cruise with a TV aboard?
Liveaboard: with TV 47 16.26%
Liveaboard: want TV 2 0.69%
Liveaboard: not on my boat 24 8.30%
Coastal Cruiser: with TV 76 26.30%
Coastal Cruiser: want TV 19 6.57%
Coastal Cruiser: no way TV 80 27.68%
Racer/Day sailor: are you kidding? 41 14.19%
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post #11 of 73 Old 01-22-2009
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Never. Lots of books though. Read one every two days. I find even when I'm home I seldom watch tv now. Get everything I need on the internet without all the smarmy bias.

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I've got one. Bought a 15 inch tv with built in dvd player. I don't normally buy extended warranties, but I did for this because I figure the moisture will kill it at some point.

We don't watch it often, but if it's raining it sure makes the time pass.


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My wife & I are marina rats and only on a few occassions do we anchor. We have been laid over an extra couple days at marinas due to weather systems and it is at those time I would have liked a TV or DVD player to pass the time. Still don't have one, or a stereo for that matter, but the stereo is on it's way. We never had a need for radio or TV while out sailing, only while staying at a marina longer than planned. We do spend a fair bit of time exploring the harbours and checking out all the different boats at the marina but one can only do that so many times and for so long then I need something else to occupy my time.
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Don't have room for one even if I wanted one. Most of my sailing is day sailing and overnight trips. Don't really have a need for one.
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One in the salon, one in the aft cabin. Godsend when I was disabled. Rigged through an antenna switch to feed from either masthead antenna or cable from a dock. Both are Sharp combo TV/DVD on bulkhead mounts. Performance is improving as more stations go digital.
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We have one but use it very rarely, like maybe once. So I voted "yes". Once broadcast goes digital, we'll see if we get the converter for it.

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With marina cable, you bet!

Our marina provides free cable so we do use it evenings we are in the slip. Get to watch a movie, weather, news. It is a Sharp Aquaos (sp?) flat screen that is mounted on an expanding arm so you can fold it flat on the bulkhead or pull out and swivel for better viewing. Bungie it back when sailing. We also can run it on battery and up until next week on our antenna that we ran up on a halyard in an anchorage if we needed to watch something rather than read. We bought it before the HD was reasonable so we are in the "digital dilemma". We have a hard time keeping enough books aboard as we also enjoy reading but have you noticed how expense they are getting???? Sure you can swap in some locales and if you are able to get what you have a hankering for at the library and you plan to be back ashore to return but even paperbacks are getting to be pretty pricey. I have become an avid read it and return it at the airport...you get 50% back on your price paid...

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I spend 8 hours a day staring at a computer screen, why would I want to do it on my off time?

Seriously, good conversation, good books (or even mediocre books from a bookswap at a marina), watching a sunset. Very infrequently, less than once a month, we'll watch a DVD on laptop.

We didn't have a tv at home for the last 5 years we lived on land, so never missed it when we moved aboard. In fact I wonder how anyone has time?
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Sailed/boated for 30 years without one had a baby now we have a TV... When she's grown up the TV will go...

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