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Old 02-09-2011, 08:00 AM
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Great Idea ! Would love to have that technology.

Reminds me of Stepbrothers movie........
" Holy Santa Claus Sh!t !!!!"
"How cool would it be if we had these when we were kids ? Even better, we got 'em when we're forty !"
"The thing with the goggles is they're not that noticeable when they are on your face !"

LOL !!!

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:06 AM
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Definitely cool, but it would be useless for me since I don't run the Skater, or really any boat at night. Oh well.
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Check out my Nighthawk Thermal Infrared Camera that I just installed on my 28' Skater. Tried it for the first time the other night and it is awesome. Being able to see in total darkness and see things in the water like coconuts/markers etc like it was daylight is amazing. What do you guys think?
Here is a link of the movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYnJHQHGH70
Thats pretty cool, i often wondered how that would work. How do your eyes make the transition from looking at the screen to looking ahead into the darkness when you monitor back and forth? Do your eyes adjust quick enough?
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:14 AM
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Nice set up, but that has been done before and engineered in house here at ol. Had it in Miami show 2010. works very well at speed as well.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:33 AM
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Definitely cool, but it would be useless for me since I don't run the Skater, or really any boat at night. Oh well.

Agreed definatly cool! But useless for me too.
We get some long midnight runs down the Mississippi and I am the type of person who would rather trust my eyes with a spot light than looking at a screen.
Maybe an offshore situation I might trust, but not a river.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:34 AM
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Nice set up, but that has been done before and engineered in house here at ol. Had it in Miami show 2010. works very well at speed as well.
I designed this one to fit any application and it is adjustable so you can install it on a boat that is transom heavy or one that runs flat. Latham Marine did the fabrication and it is super strong. It will debut to the public at the Miami Boat Show.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:42 AM
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Agreed definatly cool! But useless for me too.
We get some long midnight runs down the Mississippi and I am the type of person who would rather trust my eyes with a spot light than looking at a screen.
Maybe an offshore situation I might trust, but not a river.
Camera blows away what you can see with a spotlight and your eyes. If you ever used one you would be a believer.
That is why they use them for search and rescue.
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Are you able to adjust the range of temperature you are viewing, I use a Fluke TI55 at work, I think it is a great concept but in the range of temps are too broad I would be afraid that things with similar temps wont be recognizable.
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Just curious but how much is one of them?
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Here is a link to ours running.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=409381237556
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