Originally Posted by GibbyGibstone
@ Ghostrider421: I'm looking through the forum about the use of FLIR on a boat
. For a new sailor, in the Great Lakes
, with a plan to learn to sail in every condition possible...would this tech be a good purchase
? I've been looking at the FLIR Scout III 640. We want something compact and mobile. We don't want something that has to wait to 'spin up' of where you have to use a joystick to 'find' your target.
Also sorry for talking over this thread...
Learning to sail - that's great! You really don't need it in the GL - most every vessel has AIS
. Where it's needed is in the waters off Africa
- pirate waters. We put the FLIR up high up on the mast
to see forward and the Oceanview on the stern to see aft. Most of our problems are with naval vessels turning off their AIS
and you're blind.