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    We have a 3988 and would like to hard wire up to 4 engine room cameras to the helm. Ideally it would be nice to have them displayed with a split screen on a laptop and have the ability to display a single camera for better detail. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with this project? Thank you.

    #2
    I have dual cameras in my engine room running through my garmin 8000 and 7600 series screens. They work ok, but this winter I want to get rid of them and install two flir ax8 cameras. They are expensive but can be programmed to alarm on various parts of the thermal image. For instance, you can program the heat point of your exhaust to alarm on the screen if it detects your programmed upper limit. It opens up the value of the cameras from curiosity to pure function and safety.

    Here's a link... http://www.flir.com/marine/content/?id=71005

    I hope this helps,

    BJ

    OMEGA

    5788
    BJ
    OMEGA
    5788

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      #3
      I use Dlink cameras, available on Amazon for less than $100

      The connection is wireless, and I can access the cameras from onboard, or from my ipad or computer, or even iphone from anywhere.

      I'm sitting at home right now, and these photos are live.









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      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
      www.transferswitch4less.com

      Whats the weather like on our boat
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        #4
        "ksanders" post=822152 wrote:
        I use Dlink cameras, available on Amazon for less than $100

        The connection is wireless, and I can access the cameras from onboard, or from my ipad or computer, or even iphone from anywhere.

        I'm sitting at home right now, and these photos are live.

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        I think you need more hobbies if you sit at home and watch your engines!
        Esteban
        Huntington Beach, California
        2018 Element 16
        Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
        Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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          #5
          "green650" post=822157 wrote:
          "ksanders" post=822152 wrote:
          I use Dlink cameras, available on Amazon for less than $100

          The connection is wireless, and I can access the cameras from onboard, or from my ipad or computer, or even iphone from anywhere.

          I'm sitting at home right now, and these photos are live.
          I think you need more hobbies if you sit at home and watch your engines!
          Thanks! Too funny!

          In all seriousness, it is really handy when you have a boat sitting at a dock, unattended most of the time to be able to check on it remotely.

          I not only have cameras, I have a full on status and alarm system that alerts me to any issues, such as smoke, high bilge water, shore power being disconnected, battery charger failure, and a host of other things.

          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
          www.transferswitch4less.com

          Whats the weather like on our boat
          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


          Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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            #6
            BJ - will you be able to integrate the Flir cameras into your Garmin screens?

            Can you also share which cameras you're using now?

            Thanks.
            Evan
            2001 Bayliner 4788 "Fifty / Fifty II"
            League City, TX

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              #7
              Kevin...do you need to have a router to use the cameras while onboard? I was always wanting to install some cameras in engine room to monitor filters and such.
              Sean
              Past: 1987 3870 Crimson Pride II
              Soon: 1990 4550 Crimson Pride
              Past Commodore Mukilteo Yacht Club
              MMSI: 338080226

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                #8
                Flir camera model M series MD series are supported, FLIR M-Series cameras require the firmware package version 2.5.8 or newer.

                Most Garmin 8000 series are supported, Supported GPSMAP 8000 Series MFD's will require software version 4.0 or newer.
                Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                93 3058 sold
                92 2855 (day boat)
                91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                Longbranch WA
                Life is Good

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                  #9
                  [/quote]

                  I think you need more hobbies if you sit at home and watch your engines! [/quote]

                  Thanks! Too funny!

                  In all seriousness, it is really handy when you have a boat sitting at a dock, unattended most of the time to be able to check on it remotely.

                  I not only have cameras, I have a full on status and alarm system that alerts me to any issues, such as smoke, high bilge water, shore power being disconnected, battery charger failure, and a host of other things.[/quote]

                  Yeah,

                  I could of used some of those this winter when I found evidence of someone sleeping on my boat. Instead, I went every night and morning to the boat trying to catch the bum.
                  Esteban
                  Huntington Beach, California
                  2018 Element 16
                  Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
                  Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                    #10
                    "Sunnydude" post=822190 wrote:
                    Kevin...do you need to have a router to use the cameras while onboard? I was always wanting to install some cameras in engine room to monitor filters and such.
                    I have a router on the boat for internet access. The cameras use the router. So does the Apple TV, and the alarm system, and the HP printer, and the TV.

                    Having a router on board opens up the world of possibilities

                    KEVIN SANDERS
                    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                    www.transferswitch4less.com

                    Whats the weather like on our boat
                    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                    Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                      #11
                      Be aware that the resolution on IR cameras is typically MUCH lower than on visual range cameras. There won't be a lot of detail. Also, the emissivity (effectiveness of emitting energy in the IR range) of various parts of the engine can vary somewhat depending on the material and coating (paints/oil) as well as the temperature, which can alter the signal a bit. IR cameras are very good for giving an indication of relative temperature and picking out hot spots, especially once you get used to what "normal" operating temperature patterns appear like.
                      Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT
                      2015 Bayliner 175 BR
                      Mercruiser 135/3.0 MPI Alpha One

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                        #12
                        Kevin are you joined to your Marina's internet ?

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                          #13
                          "iceclimber" post=822569 wrote:
                          Kevin are you joined to your Marina's internet ?
                          Nope, I added a device to my existing AT&T data plan, and installed a Cradlepoint MBR1200B router.

                          KEVIN SANDERS
                          4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                          www.transferswitch4less.com

                          Whats the weather like on our boat
                          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                          Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                            #14
                            Kevin what is it your using as a wireless modem to connect to the AT&T network?
                            Charleston, S.C.

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                              #15
                              Ah so you are running cellular. I was able to tap the existing internet in my marina and join a repeater. Most importantly that allows me to also join a cellular repeater for quality service in the slip. Very important when working from "home".

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