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Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Questions and answers about financing the dream, budgets, insurance, investments, taxes, and all things money related.
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Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Postby tex » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 pm

These last few years, the night vision camera & monitors have come down in cost to the point where one can place cameras in engine rooms, machinery spaces, or even rear view and blind spot areas around the boat. A couple of well positioned cameras could reduce the need to pull hatches for engine and bilge checks. It could go a long way toward settling one’s mind about shaft seals, snapped belts or fluid leaks. Anyone doing this?
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Re: Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Postby scallywag » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:25 pm

Some of these lights are wireless.

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Re: Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Postby tex » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:27 pm

Of course, wireless would be a lot easier than running those coax cables through 20 ft of conduit, but what about interference issues? There’s a wide spectrum of frequencies being produced in the average cruising boat these days. In my application, there would be about 20-30 ft. of space between cameras and monitor.
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