My boat has a ~2005 model Shakespeare Seawatch model 2030 over the air TV antenna. It's mounted to my arch on top of the boat. When I first bought the boat, I was very disappointed by the reception quality and very few channels that it could tune in while out on anchor, so I bought a basic flat digital HDTV antenna from Wal-Mart and I can now get 30 channels very clearly. Problem is, the cheapo antenna doesn't mount to the boat and I'm not drilling any more holes to do so. Each time we go out, I disconnect the cable from the Seawatch antenna and connect the cheapo and then throw the cheapo on top of my party top bimini. So, it's a bit ghetto, but it works.
At this point, the oldd disk on the arch is basically decoration, but I'd like to buy something that'll mount in that same spot. Shakespeare's sales guy told me that my current model antenna is not tuned in to grab the modern UHF signals, which is where most of the digital channels are now. He told me to buy a new Seawatch 2030-G model.
What equipment do you guys have for viewing TV away from the dock? I don't want dish capable stuff b/c that's way too much money. Is buying a new disk worth it?
Can anyone with a new(er) Shakespeare Seawatch over-the-air TV antenna tell me how well these things work?