Ship Shape TV
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Hosted by John Greviskis, Ship
Shape TV is modeled after the home improvement
series "This Old Hose". Ship Shape TV is a
weekly show and reaches over 30 million homes on the
Speedvision and Sunshine cable networks. Greviskis,
writes, directs, produces and stars in the show,
which is designed to appeal to both power and
sailboat owners. According to Greviskis, sail and
powerboat owners share many of the same maintenance
and repair problems.
Greviskis believes the show is
more than just another how-to-show. He believes the
program can educate and motivate people to feel
better about the sport. He believes that too many
people have given up boating because of the
maintenance factor. By watching his show, Greviskis
believes that boaters will be better prepared the
next time their boat needs to be repaired.
Ship Shape TV began four years
ago when Greviskis paid a local Florida cable TV
operator to air his new show about repairing boats.
It has grown significantly from that point, airing
on Speedvision every Wednesday at 2100. Home
satellite dish owners can find it at SATCOM C4,
Transponder 11, audio 6.8, 6.2 MHz, Direct TV on
channel 306, and Primestar on channel 175.
Except for the occasional
fishing show that turns up on early morning TV, Ship
Shape TV and the three other boating shows airing
Wednesdays on Speedvision, there is little for the
boater to watch. This is suprising considering
according to Boat US, recreational boating is a $20
billion a year industry, with over 75 million
Americans enjoying boating yearly owing over 20