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View Poll Results: How many cruise with a TV aboard?
Liveaboard: with TV 54 17.09%
Liveaboard: want TV 2 0.63%
Liveaboard: not on my boat 29 9.18%
Coastal Cruiser: with TV 79 25.00%
Coastal Cruiser: want TV 21 6.65%
Coastal Cruiser: no way TV 89 28.16%
Racer/Day sailor: are you kidding? 42 13.29%
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post #71 of 90 Old 08-15-2013
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Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

I do. It come with the boat. I never use it and I am going to take it away and change it for a nice painting.


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Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

We do watch the odd DVD on computer but that's about it. I doubt I'd ever instal a TV as such.

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No! No! No! No! Watch the sunset, read a good book, kick back and watch the world around you - don't we all get enough of that media crap the rest of the year????
I have to agree, my personal business life is a long one. I would want not hear nothing but the water.

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TV came with the boat. We never turn it on. We prefer watching channel fore and channel aft.

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Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

No broacast TV here in these islands, cable only, so we couldn't watch "TV" if we wanted to. I haven't watched anything with a laugh track in 30 years, anyhow.. When we were living ashore, we watched Discovery, Nat'l Geo, History channel stuff. Used to watch Deadliest Catch. When we moved aboard last year my wife needed a second monitor for her software development work, so instead of buying another monitor we brought the television from home. It's got all the hookups and makes a great monitor. Now we watch the odd movie on Netflix in the marina, streaming on their internet.

If we were "getting away from it all" by sailing I probably wouldn't have one, but this boat is now our home and we see no reason to not be as comfy as we want to be.

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Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

I voted liveaboard not on my boat...but then I've only been living aboard a couple of months. So far the laptop has been fine. I mostly used the TV at home for movies, and the laptop on the boat has been sufficient. If I were staying in one place I might be more tempted given a cable connection, but even then I am not sure.

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Back a few years an American TV celeb took his family trans Atantic on a chartered vessel. Wrote a book about how the trip was ruined by the breakdown of the VHS player. Only remember because boat was named Thane (US registry).
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Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

I have a small flat screen but it's not mounted. I keep it stored and pull it out on rainy days/nights or whatever. I use my phone with netflix to play movies or shows.

In the past, if the weather was forecast was not so good it might keep me from heading down to the boat on my days off. Now, I don't have that excuse because I can always watch a movie at night.

Not having it mounted means I have to pull it out and set it up, this precludes me from being lazy on nicer days

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Since moving aboard I admit, I now have a TV... mostly to watch movies and football. In the past I just used a laptop for movies for the kids...

27" LED Smart TV which uses very little power and a HD antenna, WiFi for Netflix and can play DVD as well. Can hook up my phone, laptop, or tablet if I want to use and of my apps on the big screem, like Navionics, Active Captain, NOAA Weather, etc.

As posted previously, never had a TV, but living aboard it's a nice to have. I don't watch it much in summer, never have, I doubt that will change...
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Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

I had one of those 5" TVs on Galveston bay. got a digital converter and hooked a jumper wire to one of the back stays, got over 70 channels, some were over 300 miles away. The mast and stays make a great antenna system.
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