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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Wondered the same....
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I wanted to angle the gauges up a little to make them easier to read at the helm and keep a bit of a lip in place over each one to shed water. I didn't show the plywood strip I added across the bottom inside edge of the panel to offset it at an upward angle. It did improve gauge visibility. I have a Garmin chart plotter / radar display at the helm. It has a video camera input that I have not yet used. I purchased a "rear view" video camera for a car for about $30.00. I plan to install it in the base of the pedestal facing back at the instrument panel. It should give a me view of the gauges on the screen. That would be helpful.

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Down, I'd be tempted to put that on the bow pulpit for when the jib is out.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

That is an idea. Perhaps a second one with an A/B switch in the feed line. It would be cool to have a view back of the boat underway. Now to hook up a way to record the images.

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

here is a backup voltage regulator that I just installed here in NZ. design came from Marine Electrics of Opua. It is a Bosch RE55 regulator for a car and a common relay for the ignition. well under NZD$100 and a great backup to a Balmar/AmplePower/etc. it is single stage but only set to bring battery voltage up to 14.2V so you may want to keep an eye on your electrolyte levels if motoring for an extended period but that voltage is low enough to avoid frying most lead-acid batteries (can't speak for gel, AGM or lithium). it is a fantastic backup that could save you a big headache should that costly "Smart" regulator fail at an inconvenient time.





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I think he meant to aim it forward to help see other boats.

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Ha! I suppose you are right! I guess the sailing I do here is not congested enough to even think I would need to be able to see around the jib. I can imagine situations where that could be helpful. It sure could be helpful avoiding lobster pots. I will have to give it some serious thought. The cameras are inexpensive enough to play with the idea.

I am working on "trout cam" in the brook behind my house. A small pool with about 30 sea run brookies I feed every day is the perfect spot to install an uw video camera that allows me to watch them on my computer screen in the house. I clearly have too much time on my hands!

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Down, yes, I was thinking of a forward-looking camera. I toyed with the idea of one up on the masthead, but if I could find a protected spot (like near the bow light), down low would make sense.

Hmmmm...now to rethink some of my plans...
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here is a backup voltage regulator that I just installed here in NZ. design came from Marine Electrics of Opua. It is a Bosch RE55 regulator for a car and a common relay for the ignition. well under NZD$100 and a great backup to a Balmar/AmplePower/etc. it is single stage but only set to bring battery voltage up to 14.2V so you may want to keep an eye on your electrolyte levels if motoring for an extended period but that voltage is low enough to avoid frying most lead-acid batteries (can't speak for gel, AGM or lithium). it is a fantastic backup that could save you a big headache should that costly "Smart" regulator fail at an inconvenient time.
It gives you the same results as the dumb regulator that is standard on alternators - in boats or cars. This is often disabled to add an external reg.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

yes, that's correct, but it is "plug-and-play" with the connections from my alternator as they are setup for my Balmar ARS-5, eliminating the need to crack open the alternator and reinstall the original internal regulator. I still have the original internal regulator and, i suppose, that is the backup to my backup at this point .
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