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Old 08-10-2016, 11:10   #16
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Re: Is my head plumbed correctly?

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Get a cheap USB endoscope type camera. We purchased one from "gearbest" and yes its cheap with OK (VGA) resolution but it came on the end of a 5m cable with little LED lights and it cost $15 delivered!! works with both our tablets and laptops. Its one of the best "boat tools" to date!
The last few days exploring all the nooks and crannies in this boat trying to use a little mirror and a flashlight - and I have to say that a USB endoscope is a fantastic idea!

I think the tank probably is built-in - the water tanks under the setees certainly are, so that would be consistent with the boat's style, and there is no evidence that the V-berth has been modified. I could probably get an endoscope through the bilge or the drain-hole in the anchor locker to get a bit of a look-see - then hopefully I'll know where to open it up to make an inspection hole - I think that should be plan-A.

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Old 08-10-2016, 13:18   #17
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Re: Is my head plumbed correctly?

I'm sorry for this in advance. I know the frustration and time you have in this and the answers you got are way above my pay grade. But when I saw your question "Is my head plumbed correctly?" the first thought that leaped into my mind was: "I dunno maybe you should ask a brain surgeon"
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Old 08-10-2016, 13:43   #18
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Get a cheap USB endoscope type camera. We purchased one from "gearbest" and yes its cheap with OK (VGA) resolution but it came on the end of a 5m cable with little LED lights and it cost $15 delivered!! works with both our tablets and laptops. Its one of the best "boat tools" to date!
great idea. I had not realized they had become so cheap.
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Old 08-10-2016, 19:24   #19
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Re: Is my head plumbed correctly?

There's an easy way to improve the endoscope camera.
Tape or zip tie about 3 or more feet of 10 gauge bare copper wire to it.
It will give shape and stiffness to it when you need to shove it up and around places.
You can prebend it whenever necessary, even folding it up to store it.
I added a black stripe with a Sharpie to indicate the top of the camera's view.
It helps when starting to push it into a dark and unfamiliar place so you can make sense of what you're seeing on the computer's screen.
They are also waterproof.
I used mine on a delivery when we had caught something on the boat's saildrive.
It was the middle of the night and no wind, so the LED's on the camera came in very handy.
BTW, buy one with a LOOOONG cord. Mine is 15 feet long and I'm glad for it.
Splicing a USB cord if you need to put it underwater is a no no.
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Re: Is my head plumbed correctly?

I like to count how many replies it takes to recommend Peggy Hall's book... 3.

But surprised... 2 pages and no recommendation to pull it all out and buy an Natures Head???
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