MAPLINS UNDERWATER CAMERA AND MONITOR
Friday October 9th, 2009
MAPLINS UNDERWATER CAMERA AND MONITOR SYSTEM
At last, a simple and very cheap solution to the daunting and often expensive problem of inspecting your boat beneath the waterline. The Maplins Underwater Camera and Monitor System can get rid of the need for unnecessary boat lifting, getting wet, buying a dry suit, holding your breath, taking risks etc.
The kit includes a waterproof camera with built-in infrared for night vision, a 5.7inch B&W monitor with rechargeable batteries and loads of cable. Unfortunately you have to devise your own way of controlling the camera, but a pole and cable tie will do the job well enough. The night vision isnít particularly brilliant, but then again how often would you want to be inspecting the bottom of your boat at night?.. hopefully never.
All in all for £50/£60 this is a sound little investment. It means that you can actually do regular checks to the hull and prop and, if you think there is a problem, you can have a proper gander before hauling your boat out of the water or plunging into the icy depths. Youíll probably find ways of having fun with it too. After all isnít that what gadgets are really for?
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