Underwater camera

 Has anyone thought of using one of those car reversing cameras as an underwater camera on a boat? Haha


Apparently most of the cameras are waterproof so I'm thinking of maybe installing the camera as a "transducer" to show you real images of what's under the boat, on the included screen. There are kits for less than $100.

Hmm, maybe I'll be the guinea pig for fellow members! Haha


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 May be worth a go, would

Mon, 2014-08-04 10:31

 May be worth a go, would probably only work in really clear water though.


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Oh , you mean the other sort of waterproof!

Mon, 2014-08-04 11:47

Sorry mate , but I have had 2 lots of cameras like that and yep it says waterproof( no ip rating but!)

and both times on the back of 4wd , after heavy washdowns or lots of cold and rain , they have leaked and misted up the image.

and thats not  being fully immersed, so you would need to put it in another waterproof case to have any hope of it

lasting , bloody good idea but.

My mate uses a live feed camera on a line , to drop down , and lets just say it rarely looks down there , what the sounder

and your imagination believes is down there.



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 Thanks guys. Yeah, i doubt

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:07

 Thanks guys. Yeah, i doubt that these cheapo cameras will be completely watertight/proof. If i was going to install one, it'll probably be in a little clear box or tube which I'll waterproof. Only worry is condensation inside the box. 


Another thing to add on the endless "winter project" list! Haha


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Mon, 2014-08-04 12:56


I have something a bit like this one in the link.. I bought just the camera and 3" 12v screen for about $100 and made a simmilar set up with an old pelicase from work... it will hook up to my HDS or another 12v screen.... its not expensive and you could have it mounted on a 2-3m pole for over the side for slow speed or in deeper stuff you just throw it over and lower it down to the bottom....

I have used mine a fair bit and I have discovered some good ground with it... it cretainly doesn't look great quality but I have had mine down to about 45m and it hasn't skiped a beat....



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i got one

Fri, 2014-08-08 10:07

 i have the one in the yellow box, very good quality, works well underwater, but i havent had a chance to try at any depth over 10m yet.

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try this

Mon, 2014-08-04 20:32

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 I have tried a waterproof

Wed, 2017-01-11 14:54

 I have tried a waterproof action camera, it's new brand and surprisingly I think its quality is better than the bigger brands like gopro. And it's much cheaper too.

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Towcam.com.au works great for

Thu, 2017-01-12 13:34

Towcam.com.au works great for me!

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The last vision you get is

Thu, 2017-01-12 15:30

The last vision you may get one day is a down the throat vision of a great white taking the camera. (sorry just may sick sense of humour)

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 I have an old mate (76) who

Sun, 2017-01-15 08:51

 I have an old mate (76) who uses a camera almost all the time he has it hooked up to an old school tv/ VHS recorder in one and it is pretty awesome to actually watch your fish take your bait! He uses a couple of galvanized screw together pipe fittings to put his camera in mainly for the weight to get it down to the bottom, he also attaches an onion bag with a. It of burley In it to attract the fish to it. He also puts a couple of those little crystal filled bags found in medicine bottles to stop any condensation. I have many great memories fishing with him this way!


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