With all this horrible weather I have decided to spend some time fitting a camera system.
I bought a couple of these Bullet Cameras from Dog Cam and I picked up a Sony HC40 on ebay for £130 this is an ideal camera because it will record from an external source (the bullet cameras).
I am fitting one camera to the top of the A Frame on a mount that will allow it to swivel 360 degrees so it can face out to either side of the boat or forwards. I have lengthened the cable so it will route through the A Frame and then through the under deck trunk to the console
On the second camera camera I have replaced the normal cable with a coily one that stretches to 3 meters, this camera will then be in a holster of some sort on the console so that it can be taken by the helmsman or a passenger and used to caputre other shots.
The cameras will run through a 2 way switch on the dash that will allow me to choose which camera I want to be recording from.
The video camera will then be housed in a waterprrof box into which the AV cables will plug in. I will use a LanC remote to control it that will be attached to the console to control the video camera as its so simple one button operation.
The whole lot will run off a 12V regulator that will be connected to a spare switch on the Blue Sea Panel.
I plugged up one of the cameras to test and am really impressed with the quality so am looking forward to seeing the results hopefully I will have it up and running for the next 2007 solent outing if there is one