Wyze CAM v3 cameras have CMOS Starlight sensors for remarkable color night vision, and they can be toggled to IR (infrared mode). They are also weatherproof.
An iPad at the helm will help me see traffic in back of us… likely overtaking us on one side or the other. At night these cameras see a lot more than we can! They record “events” differentiating PEOPLE as opposed to ALL motion types. Afterall, things are always moving on a boat; we only want to be notified if people come aboard.
a “dark” boat last night, as seen when we got back home!
Earlier last evening:
Dez, Shell, Chelsea, Nick, and I enjoy a meal captured by a new Wyze CAM v3.
When you visit Shellerina we can give you access to our own WiFi Access Point. What is the SSID?
Shellerina of course!
Pictured here are the guts: two MiMo vertical antennas and a Pepwave dual-modem CAT 12 router. Two SIM cards: VZW and T-Mobile.
The smaller ‘black box’ is the Pepwave router. The rabbit ears are WiFi paddle antennas for you to connect to, to gain access to the boat’s network. This wireless network has been operable at our home since Christmas when Santa delivered it. But it is now deployed on the boat where it was intended.
Also visible in the antenna pic is our new radar doppler scanner, Raymarine Quantum2.
The larger black box in the second pic is an Icom 7100 amateur radio and SSB Marine HF radio. (More on that later.)
After work I drove over to the boat. It looks like it is ready to launch!!! On schedule March 27 – tomorrow – Saturday.
Weather is supposed to be great. It will mostly be a work day + test day + projects. But everything is easier once it is “in” (after all the other stuff below the waterline is done.)
If you know what this contraption is (below) near our prop, leave a comment for chance to win a million dollar lottery ticket!
These are pics of the bow thruster. A sideways tunnel with props that push the bow left and right. Great for docking. Notice the new “zincs” (sacrificial anodes) that are designed to corrode so the other metallic components don’t!
I feared the starboard dock cleat was going to rip out when I checked on the boat this morning. The gusts were giving this on line a violent workout. So I bought a second cleat, added a second line, and added the shock absorbers.
Replaced the 360 degree white light up top today after work. New LED light looks like it will work just fine. USCG regulation say it needs to be seen at 2 nm away. It will also fold down for the winter shrink wrap coming in a few weeks!
I think Santa is gonna bring us a new Raymarine Quantum2 Doppler Radar, whadda ya think!?
Sounds simple, but doing an alternator and belt change was a major project! On this CAT 3126 there are steel covers over the alternator, belt, and flywheel. So in very tight quarters, removing the covers to simply get access to the components to be changed was a challenge. Next door neighbor and Dock-mate “Bobby” of 5K was a great help! Thanks Bobby!
Here is the old:
Possibly the original alternator from 20 years ago?!?!
The plastic/rubber “boot” over the “+” terminal was very brittle… certainly seemed like it was 20 years old.
When you buy a 20 year old boat, you’ve gotta be ready for stuff like this!
The Jones Beach water tower and outdoor stadium/amphitheater can be seen on the horizon of these sunset pics that Shelly took tonight on our way home. (Another good day rafting with Precious Cargo). The prop got a little polishing, but I think we faired well.
Last night we put a second anchor off the stern as we anticipated a wind shift from SW to N overnight. That wind shift would have us hitting bottom by morning. So we deployed a stern anchor seen here keeping us out in the middle of the cove where we belong!
Sunrise is almost always worth getting up for when on the hook.