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Product of the Week: Check your anchor without getting wet

'The most vital use is for checking your boat and anchor when conditions are tough'    .

It might be greatly enjoyable to dive on your anchor to check it when the water is warm and the anchorage is not too deep - but what about when you arrive in a 35 knot gale, it's the depth of winter, and you're in 15 metres? There are dozens of examples of when this product of the week could be useful to the cruising sailor. Explore ponds, lakes, seas and oceans without getting wet! It's called HydroView.

HydroView -  .. .  
HydroView is a light-weight, remote operated underwater vehicle with a high definition video camera and LED lights.

This product is not cheap - it's around $3000, but if you are setting off on some serious cruising it could be the best investment you ever made. Its most important use is as a tool for sailors to inspect the bottom of the boat, check on anchor setting or mooring, and check out underwater environments that may be a danger to the boat.

However, there are many other, less vital uses. You can see the underwater world through live video, capture still shots, upload recorded images to social media sites, and the most fun part of it all is that you can navigate through the water using your iPad, iPhone, Android phone or laptop.

And you can find find your possessions that fell off the dock or the boat.

Controlling with your iPad etc:
This is a great additive. Aquabotix uses innovative new technology to translate the movements that you make with your control device into underwater action.

All you do is tilt the screen of your smart device in the direction that you want HydroView to go and the vehicle will respond. Tilt the screen to the left and the vehicle moves left, tilt the screen forward and the vehicle dives down, and so on. You may also drive the vehicle using your laptop’s touchpad.

The simple onscreen display makes it easy to control speed the HydroView’s functions. The HydroView is so fun to drive and simple to use that it’s easy to forget that the live underwater video feed you see is not right in front of you! The HydroView can reach a depth of 175 feet.

Specifications:
Weight - 8 lbs
Width - 14.6
Length - 19 in
Height - 7 in
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AquaLens:
AquaLens-280, the less expensive alternative -  .. .  


Not as sophisticated, but costing much less (around $800), is a simpler version which attempts to solve the same problem.

AquaLens is also a portable, underwater viewing system with live video feed and LED lights.

With this product you need to use your boat hook or other guide pole to position AquaLens from the comfort of topside. Then watch live video of the underwater world below you on the AquaLens LCD screen.

The AquaLens can reach a depth of 33 feet, with optional custom cable lengths available

Both the HydroView and the Aqualens can be purchased online, and will be shipped anywhere in the world, with payment through a range of options, including most credit cards and Paypal. For more information or to purchase either of these products, please go to the Aquabotix website?nid=91514.




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