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Old 27-06-2020, 07:01   #1
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CCTV Cameras for mast and general monitoring

Hello all, I am trying to find out what the best options are with regards to CCTV cameras for boats. Ideally I would like a camera on the mast with a link back to the saloon so I can connect it to a monitor and view the footage from in there. I don't really want to record, it is purely just for monitoring. Can anyone advise what I might need in terms of kit, wires etc.?
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Hello all, I am trying to find out what the best options are with regards to CCTV cameras for boats. Ideally I would like a camera on the mast with a link back to the saloon so I can connect it to a monitor and view the footage from in there. I don't really want to record, it is purely just for monitoring. Can anyone advise what I might need in terms of kit, wires etc.?
Is this for sailing or at dock security ?
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Is this for sailing or at dock security ?
Possibly a bit of both really but generally for monitoring what is around the boat when sailing for piece of mind. If I take friends out on the boat and want to sit in the saloon myself, I can monitor what's going on without having to go on deck. I suppose it is a bit of a novelty, however it would also be useful to have a bit of surveillance when docked should I need to.
I was looking at the cameras here https://www.dtsdigitalcctv.co.uk/CCTV-Cameras.asp however there are many options and not sure what would be best for a mast. The connection does not have to be wired as you can get wireless transmitters and receivers but these cameras need 12 volts of power so that would have to be wired from the cabin.
Wondered if anyone had done this and what camera types, styles and lens options they had gone for..?
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Putting aside any questions about having a good lookout and all that - Raymarine does a pretty nifty augmented reality which you can view on your plotter/tv. Some of the models have an amazing stabilized zoom too.

Better have deep pockets.
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Look at some of the wireless automotive cameras. They are already 12v compatible and driving on a salty midwest road is tougher conditions than a light salt mist at the top of a mast.

Should be able to get one with monitor for under $200.

Search: Wireless camera for trailer and you will get a host of options.
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Like topless baristas, new coke and the IOR itself I hope this is an jdea that will soon die.

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What have you got against topless baristas?
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What have you got against topless baristas?

Obviously nothing. He was referring to new Coke.
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Thank you all for the advice and input. I will check out some of those recommended options.
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Actually, for pilotage in shallow areas or coral reefs I think this has merit and could be a real asset if the display was at the wheel.

Struggling to see what you have against the idea.

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Have a friend that mounts his go pro there when needed. I’ve stood on the spreaders while my wife is at the wheel several times.
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Actually, for pilotage in shallow areas or coral reefs I think this has merit and could be a real asset if the display was at the wheel.

Struggling to see what you have against the idea.

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yeah i agree. i thought of putting one on the bow with a small monitor at the helm because when my 150 Genoa is full you simply cant see anything in front of the leeward side of the sail. in a crowded bay with 100 boats on a busy day i think it would be an asset. get tired of leaning over and putting my head on the toe rail to see in front of me.
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