Originally Posted by BigBeakie
Many times we have been "glassed out" in coral cruising when the sun angle is too low to see into the water
ahead. We intend to put a mast camera for that purpose.
If we haul it up the mast track, wouldn't the mast block the view forward?
Build a U-shaped bracket, with clamp on sail track slides on one leg of the U. And build the other leg of the bracket a bit longer so that the camera protrudes along side, & perhaps ahead of the mast.
You also could run the camera up to the first spreaders on the spin pole track if you have one. Given that it's on the mast's front side.
When choosing a daylight camera for this, it would make sense to choose one that you could fit standard sized polarizing lenses & filters to. That way you can add or remove them in order to get the best optical performance & viewing detail based on the lighting
conditions at that time. Especially if the camera or it's software
doesn't allow for the computer's "adding or removing" of software
generated image enhancing filters.