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View Poll Results: How many cruise with a TV aboard?
Liveaboard: with TV 47 16.32%
Liveaboard: want TV 2 0.69%
Liveaboard: not on my boat 24 8.33%
Coastal Cruiser: with TV 75 26.04%
Coastal Cruiser: want TV 19 6.60%
Coastal Cruiser: no way TV 80 27.78%
Racer/Day sailor: are you kidding? 41 14.24%
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post #41 of 73 Old 04-10-2009
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No TV here, the closest we've come so far is to consider speakers to hook up to our IPhones.
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OK then - thanks for your opinions, insight and vitriol (the last [I think] directed toward TV). I will install a 22" Toshiba HD/DVD combo next week.

I certainly agree with the notion that a TV would spoil a pretty anchorage, but the fun of that has never been so precarious that TV could compete anyway.

After a week on the boat - most of it in the rain - all of it at the dock, a "bit" of TV would have been a welcome (if mindless) diversion. As it was, I missed seeing the Caps' game 7; still painful. Interesting also that half the poll respondents either have, or want TV aboard (bad company... but plenty of it!)

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I don't have a TV on board, but I don't have a problem with it. I think there is a time and place for everything. I'm not into reading (except technically orientated things that most people find boring), and I don't watch much TV except maybe CSPAN and Lost. If I did have a TV on board, I know I wouldn't be watching it while sailing, but I might in the evenings in a marina.
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I have a 52" LED TV on my boat. I like to watch it and pretend I am at home in my living room, away from all the water and nature and junk.

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TV: Don't give the thief the keys.
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When we bought our Little Harbor 38 "Hallelujah" 22 years ago, it came with a small 6 inch color battery operated TV. We used it on the first trip from Ft. Lauderdale to Long Island to watch VCR's we were taking of the trip ... never turned on in the next 21 years.

Because I am classified (but don't believe it) as terminally ill with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer spread to the lymphs and Stage 2 ureter cancer spread to the right kidney, my wife thinks it is time to sell. Also, due to the side effects of 6 years of hormonal therapy I seem to break something each year (a left wrist, then big toe, 4 ribs and finally two wrists simultaneously.

But none of these were sailing.

I guess I could give up sailing and buy a big flat screen.
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No TV, but Internet and computer with flat screen and DVD - We DO liveaboard.

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Keep Sailing LittleHarbor!

Oh I have TV, multiple on our boat as we ready to live aboard. Matter of fact, I'm looking into the Trac system for DirectTV for one reason; I'm a wicked diehahd Boston fan. Red Sox, Patriots - Celtics, Bruins now interesting again. I skip the news - sensational baloney.

Reds Sox - Yankees game now that's news!
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Heck no! I don't even have a TV at home. I only get one life to live, and don't want to waste it watching TV when I could be doing something like sailing.
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