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Old 29 August 2014, 19:10   #51
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I would run the camera off the boat batt [minimal draw] and have it on a removable pole viewing at the same angle of the outboards - viewing from just above engine hood height mid mounted between the 2.
The most prone areas at the stern i would concentrate on getting a good view of
But it all depends on the angle the lens is some are wide some narrow - mine is narrow but it still shows up the entire 15ft boat and more

Best to have a play - set it up so its working and move it arround till you find the ideal position then think how you want it mounted

but the higher the better for me

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Old 31 August 2014, 04:10   #52
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Lol, I'm happy to reverse them all day long, until my wife tries directing me where I can't see, much amusement.

She failed her trailer test dismally too, so muggins here had to build her a horsebox instead.

A truck spec reversing camera is what you need, with a plug in cable to the car at the back.

Makes me wonder how many "horsey" types tow the trailers not even knowing the licence doesn't cover it. (If they're family young)

Trimix - what's your max speed on that beast now you've had her a while?
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If powering from trailer board there is no always live power there. So feed from til lights and put tail lights on to reverse.

Do you want to launch with it? U won't want trailer board on. Provided you are happy to stop I'd wire a trailer socket direct. So remove trailer board connect the camera. Still use tail light. Unless you have caravan socket.. It has live.

Or... Go pro with wifi to phone... Go pro can be used at sea :-D
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Makes me wonder how many "horsey" types tow the trailers not even knowing the licence doesn't cover it.
Heaps, catering trailers are another legal minefield, weights, tacho's, licences etc.
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I wont need it for launching and general moving about at the Marina. Just my dog-leg drive way.

I will have a go with it mounted high up as suggested till I get it in the best position, then figure out how to power it.

HUMBER P4VWL - Im still not sure how fast it goes - My missus screams too much so I throttle back. The GPS trip shows a max 57 so far far. So without the missus it shoud be quicker.
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Old 31 August 2014, 11:53   #56
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Manovering my trailer - high tech help ?

C'mon fella surely curiosity has to get the better of you. Lose the full tanks and wifey and let rip then play with the trim and watch it creep faster. See if you break 60knots!!!

.... Though curiosity killed the cat! ;-)
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Ha ha, your quite right

I am very curious to know. As soon as the wife is not on board I will see what it does and let you know.
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Fek me ... something that big would be a piece of pi$$ to reverse ... you only need to concentrate on your tube ends, and know the o/b overhangs to make a safe job of it ...(doesent look legal to me either BTW )

I firmly agree with Mollers .. that cameras just add an extra element of confusion you can do without .. you'll be too busy watching a screen when you should be watching a corner tube, or a wing man giving you guidance
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Your right in most instances, its easy. But there are some obstacles in my drive that I cant see, so I fancy trying the camera, rather than waiting for my wife to say "oops - I didnt see that bit".

The van and boat are almost too long to make the turns needed.

Its less than 40, so it will hardly be a waste of money. But if anyone would like to pop round and show me just how to reverse it down my drive you would be welcome.

I will find out soon and let you know if it helps or confuses.
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Fek me ... something that big would be a piece of pi$$ to reverse ... you only need to concentrate on your tube ends, and know the o/b overhangs to make a safe job of it ...(doesent look legal to me either BTW )

I firmly agree with Mollers .. that cameras just add an extra element of confusion you can do without .. you'll be too busy watching a screen when you should be watching a corner tube, or a wing man giving you guidance
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