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Old 03-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Anybody have them on your boat? For us ICW cruisers I think it might be a good idea.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Rear view mirrors

Not here.* To look behind, I use the rear pilothouse windows or look out the pilothouse doors.


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Old 03-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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RE: Rear view mirrors

No,
but I've seriously thought about it. I have bad rearward vis from the bridge, and NO rearward vis from the salon helm. I usually run my radar to see what's coming up behind me. I also just got a Standard Horizon CP1000c, and plan to mount a rearward facing video camera on the stern, and view it through the CP1000C.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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RE: Rear view mirrors

Here's a pic of some at one of the Trawlerfests.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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RE: Rear view mirrors

I just purchased at Costco a Lorex System.

I plan on mounting a reverse image camera looking at the rear, one mounted down in the engine room, one mounted on the port side and one on the starboard side and one from the flybridge looking forward.*

Not sure how this will function but that is the plan.

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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I have one, mirror,*on my flying bridge from where I drive 95% of the time.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #7
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RE: Rear view mirrors

On our Tollycraft fly bridge, where I pilot 99% of the time...

Affixed at center line of boat, I have an 18 inch wide x 4 inch tall (at mirror center and gently tapering to its ends)*slightly convex ski mirror with*both ends having 3.5 inch wide by 3.5 inch tall independently swivel adjustable mirrors that can be synced as added seamless width to the 11 inch wide center mirrors view or turned slightly out for further side views.* I pretty much keep them synced as the overall slightly convex mirror gives plenty of width view.* Great for maneuverings inside marina confines, crowded channels, or populated bays.

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Old 03-13-2012, 03:23 AM   #8
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RE: Rear view mirrors

I have one at the main helm, which is where I drive from most of the time.* I just bought one of those add-on mirrors one can buy at any car parts shop for towing that attaches on over the existing wing mirror.* I just used that same fitting to fix it to the upper steering chain pole that passes down past the lower helm.* I'll see if it shows in my helm pic, as it was very easy to do and works well.* Of course only useful in a sedan style boat like mine as it allows me to see out throught the window and door in the saloon aft wall.* It would be no good in an aft cabin or sundecker.* You would need to get tricky with cameras as one or two already mentioned for those boats I think.* I like the way it allows me to keep an eye on not only what is coming up behind, but the dink, and what folks are up to out in the cockpit.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:59 AM   #9
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RE: Rear view mirrors

Very useful , almost no cost.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:26 AM   #10
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RE: Rear view mirrors

No 1 eyeball used with 360 deg vision best you can get.
Not going that fast that I need a rear view mirror.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:36 AM   #11
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RE: Rear view mirrors

If Pee Wee Herman had a boat, it would have rear view mirrors.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:02 AM   #12
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RE: Rear view mirrors

No rear view mirror on my boat. It never occured to me that I might need one.

I can easily turn my head to see what's behind me.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #13
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RE: Rear view mirrors

I have never seen a RVM on a boat where I go. I have seen one (73ft boat) with cameras, but only for docking. In order to "keep a proper lookout" a RVM is inadequate. You need to actually look around.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:05 AM   #14
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RE: Rear view mirrors

Yeah, sure do. *Down here in Miami/Biscayne Bay and the ICW, there could be a half dozen impatient speed demons coming at you from every angle, no exaggeration. *When in a channel, crossing wakes to prevent beam hits is often impossible, because you've got two more coming from the other side. Although I spend a lot of time spinning around on my helm seat to check my blind spots, this helm design and mirror position affords a pretty good view behind, even with the dinghy on the boat deck or the davits. *As mentioned, it's also a good way to keep and eye on dinghy movement while underway. *On holidays around here, it's more like figure 8 racing. *Every little bit helps. *I'm in the midst of redoing my pilothouse now, so this helm shot is a "before". *I may increase the size of the mirror, but I doubt I'd ever get rid of it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #15
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RE: Rear view mirrors

In the close confines of the ICW and depending on the configuration of the helm a mirror should be quite handy. My sun deck blocks a direct view of the water behind us for about 50 yards.
I try to stick to the Kiss principal, so I'll forgo the cameras.
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I have a camera on the Garmin.


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Old 03-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #17
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RE: Rear view mirrors

I made one using a auto parts rear view mirror that had a single stud & nut in the center. I put the stud through the hole in a big plastic spring loaded clamp and then clamped the entire unit to a grab rail on the forward side of the pilot house door.
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RE: Rear view mirrors

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On our Tollycraft fly bridge, where I pilot 99% of the time...

Affixed at center line of boat, I have an 18 inch wide x 4 inch tall (at mirror center and gently tapering to its ends)*slightly convex ski mirror with*both ends having 3.5 inch wide by 3.5 inch tall independently swivel adjustable mirrors that can be synced as added seamless width to the 11 inch wide center mirrors view or turned slightly out for further side views.*
*Art, got any pics of your mirrors?* Sounds like a great setup.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #19
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RE: Rear view mirrors

I have a sign on the back of the boat...it says, "I'm retired. Go around me." 'Got one on my car too. And it's rare that I have the VHF on...I had it on the other day and it didn't fit, so I left it off. You can wave or give me the finger when you pass, it's all the same to me.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #20
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FlyWright wrote:Art wrote:
On our Tollycraft fly bridge, where I pilot 99% of the time...

Affixed at center line of boat, I have an 18 inch wide x 4 inch tall (at mirror center and gently tapering to its ends)*slightly convex ski mirror with*both ends having 3.5 inch wide by 3.5 inch tall independently swivel adjustable mirrors that can be synced as added seamless width to the 11 inch wide center mirrors view or turned slightly out for further side views.*
*Art, got any pics of your mirrors?* Sounds like a great setup.

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Dont have pict of mirror on my bridge... but... Visit to see actual mirror, CIPA 02022 Extreme 7" x 20" Marine Mirror (I understated its dimensions in my post): http://www.amazon.com/CIPA-02022-Ext...680890&sr=8-10
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Happy Boating Daze! Art

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