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Old 04 September 2008, 17:21   #1
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New Toy!!!

Just as well I'm single, it only took 5 mins to convince me this is an essential piece of safety equipment, anyone else might have taken a bit longer!!
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Old 04 September 2008, 17:44   #2
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this is an essential piece of safety equipment
I see. That sounds reasonable to me. The uses are countless but a few occur to me as I type:

1. To count the number of remaining passengers/crew - lose too many and the boat could be in danger of being undermanned.
2. Watch the expressions of the passengers/crew. No rictus of fear means you can safely go faster.
3. Keep an eye on excess water in the stern section - no water means you can crack on a bit faster.

I'm sure it has many more uses.....



... it also occurs to me that I have no idea what it is!?
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Old 04 September 2008, 18:00   #3
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Its an infra red camera or FLIR for short!
Very handy at night if the boat happens to fall overboard and you need to find it.
I dread to ask how much but I suppose that depends on what generation it is?
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I'll have to make a note of those in case anyone asks!

Its a thermal image camera, similar (but slightly cheaper) to what we often see on Police, camera, action etc mounted under police helicopters

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I dread to ask how much but I suppose that depends on what generation it is?
If someone goes overboard at night then it was a bargain! Until such time, I will be feeling ever so slightly guilty
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If someone goes overboard at night then it was a bargain! Until such time, I will be feeling ever so slightly guilty
just chuck someone over on the maiden voyage then its value will be justified!
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just chuck someone over on the maiden voyage then its value will be justified!
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May I suggest that if you are concerned about losing people over the side at night you make the cheaper option and buy some white parachute flares.

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Just duct tape them to the tubes. More direct.

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May I suggest that if you are concerned about losing people over the side at night you make the cheaper option and buy some white parachute flares.

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White flares - bah, way too sensible and sooo last year.

Did I just feel a twinge of 'toy envy'.

I had a look at the FLIR website and apparently "The Navigator comes at an extremely affordable price. As from now on, price is no longer an object to use thermal imaging on board of your vessel." I have a feeling that "extremely affordable" could be an entirely relative term in this context.

Should we assume all your boating will now be done in the hours of darkness?
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