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Old 07-13-2014, 06:32 AM   #1
knotheadcharters
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City: Jacksonville, FL
Vessel Name: Amar la Vida
Vessel Model: 1989 Carver Californian 48' MY
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Sat tv

First off, I usually don't watch a lot of TV on the boat but on some weekends like this past weekend , with all the rain we've had TV would be nice. I do have rabbit ears but want to use Direct TV like at home. I really do not want to spend a fortune for a KVH antenna($2500+)at this point in time, once I am able to spend more time on board I will spring for it. Now, Follow me TV is a little cheaper($795). Then they have the portable auto antennas ($500-$600) but has anyone just bought a portable antenna on a tripod($130) and rigged it up on deck? I understand that I will have to adjust the antenna when I am at different places but how affected are they by slight rocking while at anchor. The boat is very stable and most of the anchorages I use are very quiet. Just wondering if anyone else is using this setup. Would rather spend more on fuel this year and not stay at the dock.
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