Transmits sound and video from the pilot house using a black
& white video baby monitor.
Video baby monitor is a 900 MHz black &
white "Delstar" brand kit with monitor, sold at Radioshack.com
for as little as $129.00 "on sale" last year. They presently list an "Emerson"
model Cat# 980-0768 (shown in the photo) for $249 list price but that is too much for a B&W
Similar models are sold by stores in electronics and baby accessories
sections. It uses 8 AA batteries for power and has a ring of infared LEDs
to see in the dark.
Cut a 1/8" thick plywood rectangle
4-7/8" wide by 2-1/4".
(Same width as the Motor Tray)
Insert the plywood shelf in front of the Motor Tray. Tape along the edges to
Set the camera onto the shelf and measure the location of the
lens relative to the Pilot House.
Install the Pilot House and locate the measurement.
Conservatively cut away portions of the pilot house to allow the camera to fit
and see ahead.
Trim the roof to cover the camera and give
the boat a finished appearance.
In bright sunlight, the picture from the
camera may be "washed out", very little contrast. Position a
lens cut from a pair of sunglasses over it for better contrast.