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Old 05-20-2018, 12:30 PM   #1
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Reverse Camera

I posted this on the Trawler Living and Cruising FB page, but I wanted to share it on here for people who donít use FB.

I rigged up a reverse camera (Intended for a car) on the boat. A little splicing here, some shrink tubing there and bam, done.

I know this type of thing isnít advisable since it isnít ďMarine GradeĒ but I did use tinned wire, waterproof butt connectors, shrink tubing and incorporated a fuse.

For $40, I wonít be heartbroken if it stops working one day
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:32 PM   #2
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Great way to do it on the cheap!!!
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:11 PM   #4
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Great idea. I saw something similar recently at a rendezvous and want to copy it. We have a very narrow fairway at our marina so seeing what's behind me when backing out would be terrific.
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Nice!

I bought a set (backup cam and monitor) on line, but it's one of those which has parking "lines" electronically overlaid on the screen. Totally useless for the boat. Don't want to make that mistake again, so I've been reluctant to buy another.
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:38 PM   #6
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I have an eBay set with parking lines.
Simply ignore the parking lines.
Works a treat in the er with infra red lights.
On passage now, 4:30am, can see clear as day down there.
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Mine has the back up lines also. I just ignore it
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I wanted to use mine to see far behind me. It wasnít that effective.
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Yeah. I donít know about any more than a few yards.
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I wonder how something like this will work connected to an Ipad
https://www.amazon.com/Camecho-Backu...ge+wifi+camera
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I wanted to use mine to see far behind me. It wasnít that effective.
You only need to see what's back there, not read rego numbers.
Mine I can angle the camera and see back to the horizon.
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I had no visibility to aft with the dinghy on board. I put on an Iris camera which split screens on my Garmin. I can now dock stern in without any assistance except for dock lines. It also lets me see the exhaust when underway. It has night vision and reverse image. Next I want one in the engine room.
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An Engine Room Cam I do have. Itís not Flir (I wish) but it does have night vision.


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An Engine Room Cam I do have. Itís not Flir (I wish) but it does have night vision.


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