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Anyone ever put a reversing camera on their boat to help with parking boat and trailer in awkward/narrow driveways?
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You can get the TFT monitors and camera kits cheap as chips from ebay or amazon.

I made a night viz kit for my gun with them and an IR torch.
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GAVIN H wrote: Wed Aug 03 2022 22:13 -
Anyone ever put a reversing camera on their boat to help with parking boat and trailer in awkward/narrow driveways?
Yes. :wink:
Got a TFT that can have four cameras fitted to it of eBay.
Shipped from china within a week.
Fitted a camera next to each rear light.
They are submersible and as I have roller bunks I now know that when the cameras just go under the water my tyres are just touching the water and the boat will launch.
Another advantage for their position I found very useful;
Whilst towing on a long trip up the motorway when overtaking slow vehicles I could tell clearly when safe to pull back in after passing the vehicle. (I tow with a van).

I’ve got to remake my light boards below, when I do I will mount the cameras on the outside of the lights so I can judge the walls of the slipway better that I have to turn into to go down.
Get the ones with the 4pin aviation connectors. Much more secure than the RCA type (yellow).
Can also purchase different length cables separately if required. :cool:
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The Realtree outboard cover made me smile 😃
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Very good
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My Dad had the exact camera on his motorhome, it didn’t last very long in the elements, I recommend coating it in Plastidip 👍🏼
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Ben wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 09:26 -
The Realtree outboard cover made me smile 😃

Me to,
I learnt long ago the more swanky the covers the more it indicates to thieves that whats underneath is worth protecting (and nicking).
I used an old curtain to cover my engine and an old plastic sheet to go over the console, but there was nothing underneath worth nicking anyways.

That said its a nice rig, very nice :thumbs:

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Thanks for the replies fellas.
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Cyprio wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 00:22 -
GAVIN H wrote: Wed Aug 03 2022 22:13 -
Anyone ever put a reversing camera on their boat to help with parking boat and trailer in awkward/narrow driveways?
Yes. :wink:
Got a TFT that can have four cameras fitted to it of eBay.
Shipped from china within a week.
Fitted a camera next to each rear light.
They are submersible and as I have roller bunks I now know that when the cameras just go under the water my tyres are just touching the water and the boat will launch.
Another advantage for their position I found very useful;
Whilst towing on a long trip up the motorway when overtaking slow vehicles I could tell clearly when safe to pull back in after passing the vehicle. (I tow with a van).

I’ve got to remake my light boards below, when I do I will mount the cameras on the outside of the lights so I can judge the walls of the slipway better that I have to turn into to go down.
Get the ones with the 4pin aviation connectors. Much more secure than the RCA type (yellow).
Can also purchase different length cables separately if required. :cool:
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Or alternatively, just learn to reverse properly :clown: :grin:
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Edward.P.A.C wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 19:33 -
Cyprio wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 00:22 -
GAVIN H wrote: Wed Aug 03 2022 22:13 -
Anyone ever put a reversing camera on their boat to help with parking boat and trailer in awkward/narrow driveways?
Yes. :wink:
Got a TFT that can have four cameras fitted to it of eBay.
Shipped from china within a week.
Fitted a camera next to each rear light.
They are submersible and as I have roller bunks I now know that when the cameras just go under the water my tyres are just touching the water and the boat will launch.
Another advantage for their position I found very useful;
Whilst towing on a long trip up the motorway when overtaking slow vehicles I could tell clearly when safe to pull back in after passing the vehicle. (I tow with a van).

I’ve got to remake my light boards below, when I do I will mount the cameras on the outside of the lights so I can judge the walls of the slipway better that I have to turn into to go down.
Get the ones with the 4pin aviation connectors. Much more secure than the RCA type (yellow).
Can also purchase different length cables separately if required. :cool:
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Or alternatively, just learn to reverse properly :clown: :grin:
Ya c*ck! :laughs: :laughs:
A certain approach through the dingy park in the dark and rain got on my t*ts whilst trying not to get the front wheels stuck in the mud gave me the idea. Visibility manoeuvring with a van has its difficulties. :red:
Now when I see the roach swimming in the camera I know the boat will launch. :rock:

PS I’ve always got it to the slip unlike someone who fell of the road with his Tub going forward requiring the knights of the road to remove the Tub AND the Chelsea Taxi :roll: :tongues: :clown:
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Mike J wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 09:59 -
Ben wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 09:26 -
The Realtree outboard cover made me smile 😃

Me to,
I learnt long ago the more swanky the covers the more it indicates to thieves that whats underneath is worth protecting (and nicking).
I used an old curtain to cover my engine and an old plastic sheet to go over the console, but there was nothing underneath worth nicking anyways.

That said its a nice rig, very nice :thumbs:

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Only the pit could chastise a cover. :roll:
I might be wrong but Putting Compo’s curtain over mine might draw attention to it. :wink:
As mines no different without the cover. :laughs: :laughs:
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And before? Nope it’s still there :joker:
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The good news is it’s still as clean as it was when I first attached it to the boat :cool:
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Cyprio wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 22:23 -
Edward.P.A.C wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 19:33 -
Cyprio wrote: Thu Aug 04 2022 00:22 -
GAVIN H wrote: Wed Aug 03 2022 22:13 -
Anyone ever put a reversing camera on their boat to help with parking boat and trailer in awkward/narrow driveways?
Yes. :wink:
Got a TFT that can have four cameras fitted to it of eBay.
Shipped from china within a week.
Fitted a camera next to each rear light.
They are submersible and as I have roller bunks I now know that when the cameras just go under the water my tyres are just touching the water and the boat will launch.
Another advantage for their position I found very useful;
Whilst towing on a long trip up the motorway when overtaking slow vehicles I could tell clearly when safe to pull back in after passing the vehicle. (I tow with a van).

I’ve got to remake my light boards below, when I do I will mount the cameras on the outside of the lights so I can judge the walls of the slipway better that I have to turn into to go down.
Get the ones with the 4pin aviation connectors. Much more secure than the RCA type (yellow).
Can also purchase different length cables separately if required. :cool:
3F57BFD0-7C21-4BCD-8547-C50A40FBF428.jpeg
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Or alternatively, just learn to reverse properly :clown: :grin:
Ya c*ck! :laughs: :laughs:
A certain approach through the dingy park in the dark and rain got on my t*ts whilst trying not to get the front wheels stuck in the mud gave me the idea. Visibility manoeuvring with a van has its difficulties. :red:
Now when I see the roach swimming in the camera I know the boat will launch. :rock:

PS I’ve always got it to the slip unlike someone who fell of the road with his Tub going forward requiring the knights of the road to remove the Tub AND the Chelsea Taxi :roll: :tongues: :clown:
:laughs: :red:
No,no….the tub was fine :wink: . It was the tank that was issue. :tongues:
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For manouvering your boat around tricky access points and parked cars you cannot beat a front mounted tow ball.
One of Grannies ideas that he put on here years ago.
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Kev Berry wrote: Sat Aug 06 2022 06:49 -
For manouvering your boat around tricky access points and parked cars you cannot beat a front mounted tow ball.
One of Grannies ideas that he put on here years ago.
That is true Kev, just fitted one to my little yard tractor.

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Kev Berry wrote: Sat Aug 06 2022 06:49 -
For manouvering your boat around tricky access points and parked cars you cannot beat a front mounted tow ball.
One of Grannies ideas that he put on here years ago.
I know Eddie Turner had a front mounted job. Wonder who thought of it first
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Anyway thanks Kev, that's what I'm going to do.
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GAVIN H wrote: Sat Aug 06 2022 23:29 -
Anyway thanks Kev, that's what I'm going to do.
Two options....make a front tow bar frame if you can fit one.
Or use the screw in tow bolt with a tow ball welded/bolted to it.
You can get a towball with a theaded bar out the base.
Again a Granny idea that he put on here long ago
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Looks like insurances don’t like them due to affecting Airbags and crumple zones etc
So could refuse to cover your accident
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Carlperkins wrote: Yesterday 09:36 -
Of course it wasn’t :roll:
That idea is as old as gods dog ….! Mind you so is granny :laughs: :laughs:
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Anyone who needs a front tow ball to reverse a trailer properly shouldn’t be on the road with a trailer in the first place!

It’s extremely simple, if you can’t do it then go to a car park and practice until you can.

Who the f**k wants to drive round with a tow ball on the front of their vehicle! Look a right t**t!
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Unless they use it for sitting on………
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Ben wrote: Yesterday 19:35 -
Anyone who needs a front tow ball to reverse a trailer properly shouldn’t be on the road with a trailer in the first place!

It’s extremely simple, if you can’t do it then go to a car park and practice until you can.

Who the f**k wants to drive round with a tow ball on the front of their vehicle! Look a right t**t!
You need to come and show us how its done where I normally launch.
In summer the tiny dead end lane is often rammed with cars from the boat moorings and walkers. End of the lane is like a keyhole for turning round to reverse down the ramp.
Only mostly you cant because of the parked cars either side.
The cars can be parked upto a 100yds down the lane. Nowhere to turn round. Plus the clowns will park both sides meaning there is very little clearance
So I unhitch at a caravan park entrance pull the boat round and shove it .
Si might tell you what a pain it can be :laughs:
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Summer fishing
Surely not 😂
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Kev Berry wrote: Yesterday 21:26 -
Ben wrote: Yesterday 19:35 -
Anyone who needs a front tow ball to reverse a trailer properly shouldn’t be on the road with a trailer in the first place!

It’s extremely simple, if you can’t do it then go to a car park and practice until you can.

Who the f**k wants to drive round with a tow ball on the front of their vehicle! Look a right t**t!
You need to come and show us how its done where I normally launch.
In summer the tiny dead end lane is often rammed with cars from the boat moorings and walkers. End of the lane is like a keyhole for turning round to reverse down the ramp.
Only mostly you cant because of the parked cars either side.
The cars can be parked upto a 100yds down the lane. Nowhere to turn round. Plus the clowns will park both sides meaning there is very little clearance
So I unhitch at a caravan park entrance pull the boat round and shove it .
Si might tell you what a pain it can be :laughs:
That’s fine if you’ve only got a light boat. Try pushing a ton plus…
Why not just reverse back from the caravan Park ?
The slip I use a windy I have close to 100yds of a winding single track. There’s no way you could push (well you wouldnt need to push as it’s downhill) any trailer down there. :roll:
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Carlperkins wrote: Yesterday 21:42 -
Summer fishing
Surely not 😂
Barbel/roach/pets for freezer :wink:
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