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Old 03-02-2011, 11:51 PM
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I did a search for night vision and you wouldn't believe the crap that came up

If I am out at night I am typically at hull speed. I just want to know if Gen I is adequate for boating at night. Not at 70 MPH but at maybe 30.

Anyone have experience with any brands?
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:33 AM
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Planing speed??? Why use night vision??? Read the Nav lights of other boats.
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Check out the Flir!! It works awesome!
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Running at night at speed is a very bad idea.
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Running at night at speed is a very bad idea.
EXACTLY !!!!

" But officer...I had Night Vision "
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I did a search for night vision and you wouldn't believe the crap that came up

If I am out at night I am typically at hull speed. I just want to know if Gen I is adequate for boating at night. Not at 70 MPH but at maybe 30.

Anyone have experience with any brands?
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Have a FLIR Nightvision on my 28 Skater. It is a Thermal Camera not the IR stuff that is out there. Been in the Marine Electronics business for over 25yrs and have tons of experience with it. It is a great tool to have at night. Most people have never had the chance to use one only have opinions on what or how they think it will work. I agree that running any boat at speeds over 30-35mph at night can be a bad idea but I can tell you I have done extensive testing with the FLIR and you can safely operate you boat at those speeds in total darkness. Check out their website at www.FLIR.com and go to the Maritime section. Here is a video link to my set up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYnJHQHGH70 I will post some real night time video next week.
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Have a FLIR Nightvision on my 28 Skater. It is a Thermal Camera not the IR stuff that is out there. Been in the Marine Electronics business for over 25yrs and have tons of experience with it. It is a great tool to have at night. Most people have never had the chance to use one only have opinions on what or how they think it will work. I agree that running any boat at speeds over 30-35mph at night can be a bad idea but I can tell you I have done extensive testing with the FLIR and you can safely operate you boat at those speeds in total darkness. Check out their website at www.FLIR.com and go to the Maritime section. Here is a video link to my set up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYnJHQHGH70 I will post some real night time video next week.
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I'm all for old fashioned proper night navigation but that would be a great tool to have at your disposal. Very cool piece. Would be nice to have a hand held unit or one of these (link below). would you happen to know if the FireFLIR offer the same imaging as the unit you have or is it specific to its intended use?




http://cgi.ebay.com/FireFLIR-THERMAL...item588ceb4328
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I'm all for old fashioned proper night navigation but that would be a great tool to have at your disposal. Very cool piece. Would be nice to have a hand held unit or one of these (link below). would you happen to know if the FireFLIR offer the same imaging as the unit you have or is it specific to its intended use?




http://cgi.ebay.com/FireFLIR-THERMAL...item588ceb4328
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Not sure what core they are using in that piece but it is the same technology. I would guess the range on that would less than what I have. Also the core I have is set with parameters that are best for the Marine Enviroment temp wise. I would guess it has a very wide range of view which cuts down the distance you can see.
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What is the advantage of "Ultra Low-Lux" vs FLIR?
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I run at night a lot during the summer. Especially when we goto loto etc. I have looked into these kits several time but at nit I have never had a problem seeing another boat. I usually run around 20-30mph.
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