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Offline abraquelebout

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towfish and towcam
« on: January 29, 2012, 11:49:10 AM »
i see in these forum somebody who have towfish and towcam,
is there some picture, film or other to see the result ?
who can publy some result with towcam ?
i think it's a good solution in 5 or 10 meter depht but after, there's no more light what's apend ? ::)
a rov with a cam is certainly the good solution for more depht...


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Re: towfish and towcam
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 05:59:00 PM »
abra, I'm the one with the Tow fish/cam.

Vis is not a problem in clear water 25 feet to unlimited vis. In less than 5 feet vis it can be tricky. Flood or IR light helps in deep,dark,clear water but is horrid in muddy or slit filled water(offsetting the light may help).

The tow fish/cam was intended to give a quick look at a side scan target without recovering the ss tow fish, re-rig for a drop cam, reacquire the target. recover drop cam, re rig for side scan. Have a 2 in 1 unit. Chop power,look,access and continue the mission.

Water depth makes no difference at all.

For the neat target I use a Seamor ROV with 3 color low light, IR cam's,Interphase Forward Scan,Humminbird side scan.

All data is feed into 5 hp laptops then to multichannel VHS recorder for storage and review.

My latest Humminbird side scan tow fish has Siamese CAT8 cable.

Will post some shots/pix as soon as I record from VHS to internet file.

Roddy
« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 06:00:40 PM by Roddy »
Scan,Scan and Rescan Roddy


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