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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 #31 of 73 Old 02-16-2009
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I'm a coastal cruisier type and just got a 22" LCD HDTV with integrated DVD player for the boat. Well actually, it was a free sales incentive from my wifes past company. We had to use the points this month and couldn't find anything else in the catalog that we could use, so we thought we'd try the TV on the boat thing.

Our boat has a mast mounted TV antenna, so we'll see how that works. If the reception is good it could mean not missing the Saturday night NASCAR races and might even promote hanging around later on Sunday to watch the race on board before heading home. Even if the antenna doesn't cut it, we usually take a couple of CD's to watch before bed or if rain drive us below decks. We used to just watch them on the laptop that also delivers weather before we leave the dock and SeaClear charts once we do, but now we'll be able to stop squinting. lol

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19" 12 volt LCD and a 12 volt DVD player. I must confess, my slip has cable too so now and then we will watch the brain sucker, usually on rainy nights.

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There is no way in hell there will be a TV on our boat, per The Admiral!

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I have a flatscreen w/DVD on board. Great for rainy days. But its for marina use only, when I leave the slip it is securely stowed and doesn't come out until I'm again hooked up to shore power. Never, Never, Never on the hook.

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When she's grown up the TV will go...
Sure it will...LOL

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Chiming in a little late...

Even though I make "television" (some may argue it's not worthy...), I have had our TV at home turned off since 1999. The only thing we use the set for is playback of DVDs. I use the Internet for "TV" anymore. My wife and I watch "CSI: Crime Scene Investigations" on the laptop, and I like catching Craig Ferguson's monologues on YouTube - because I couldn't stay up that late anyway...

On board we take a laptop and play DVDs - but not every trip or every night. Reading, music, cooking, relaxing, and even maintenance are the norm.


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I have a small portable for rainy days.
My missus needs her fix
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We have a 22" HDTV with DVD and only use it for DVDs. We've installed 2 different mast TV antennas on the boat but never had any luck with either of them and we were pretty close to two of the stations' towers. Don't know why we did that as we rarely watch TV. Must have been a brain malfunction of the first order. Our marina provides cable gratis and we hooked up so we can keep track of the weather if somethings brewing, but that's about it for TV on SeaWolf.

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Right now I feel like it would defeat the point, but I am new to being a boat owner and we don't live aboard..

At home we devour Netflix, we also have their free home streaming service through a ROKU box, which we love. last night I was watching the Annapolis Seamanship video through that last night...there are some good sailing videos in the view now stuff.

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I agree. before we moved aboard we didn't even consider a TV. We preferred the uninterrupted 'family time' to see how the kids would deal with living aboard without all their bells and whistles. Fortunately, they didn't skip a beat and took to boat life like ducks to water

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