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Old 25-11-2015, 23:43   #31
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Has anyone had any experience with underwater TV. No good in dirty water but a lot of the offshore reefs in northern Australia have pretty clean water.
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Has anyone had any experience with underwater TV. No good in dirty water but a lot of the offshore reefs in northern Australia have pretty clean water.
I've operated my mini ROV from a boat to check the bottom, how well the anchor is set, etc. It's useful in some situations, but often times the current or poor visibility here in SoCal makes it of limited use. In good visibility, and assuming you know how to use it, I think it can be a very useful tool.

On the subject of sonars, etc, I have a lifetime at sea under my keel and agree with some of the points people have made. I think a prudent mariner will use whatever sources of information he can get, but needs to understand the limitations of each of those sources. I would not assume a route is clear purely by what a sonar shows me. Nor would I make any other assumptions based on one source of information.
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In muddy water, our Probe helped keep us off a rock reef in the Solomon Is. It was pretty tense. We were fairly well off the beaten track at that point, and I felt really thankful that Jim had fitted it.

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