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Old 24-06-2024, 06:35   #1
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bow camera?

hi all. I found an 2020 thread about this subject which is definitely outdated in the world of electronics

I have a sailboat and would like to be able to monitor my anchor chain while anchoring / leaving (single handling).

1- Regular home surveillance camera don't work because the field of view is too wide.
2- I can not afford a marine system like Garmin or other brand.
3- looking for someone who DIY system

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Old 24-06-2024, 07:31   #2
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Re: bow camera?

Look at backup cameras. They're small, inexpensive, 12 volt. I have one that I intend to use at the top of my mast for navigating under bridges.
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Re: bow camera?

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Look at backup cameras. They're small, inexpensive, 12 volt. I have one that I intend to use at the top of my mast for navigating under bridges.
back up cameras have usually super wide angle (I'll check to see if they have options)
wide angles are great to see a lot, but not good to see close, which I want for the anchor.
From your mast you will have a super wide view and everything will seem very far, with little detail.

Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute though.
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Re: bow camera?

The narrow view version of Wyze cam (called Wyze Cam OG Telephoto) is an option. I have a near-far pair (telephoto atop a regular OG) mounted on a quick release ram mount for near and far vision anywhere needed - including anchor chain monitoring. To use this you would need a boat-based wifi LAN.
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