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Old 01-04-2020, 02:24 PM
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Default WTB Flir. Looking for input

Looking to install a Flir on my 30ft CC. What Model should I get. Who has used what models, pros and cons. Thanks
Old 01-04-2020, 02:35 PM
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I put a MD625 on my center console last season. No pan or tilt, but that doesn't seem to be a problem and those models were much more expensive and I use it when driving forward. Mounted it towards the front of the T-top hardtop. Works well but I would say you have to have reasonable expectations. Overall, I think it was money well spent as it gives me another tool when out in the dark.
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MD625 on the underside of my t-top on my Onslow 33. I definitely use it in low light, can be helpful heading east at sun up too. No real downside other than cost, boat runs flat being fixed is not an issue.
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I put the m232 on mine and it works great. I can control everything on my garmin, it’s a neat toy. I found a refurbished one for about $1000 off retail.
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Default Winter Upgrades, WTB Flir? who likes what

Looking to do some winter upgrades, Rhodan Going On, New Underwater Lights. Looking to put a Flir on. who has them and what models. going on 30CC. pros and cons 132/ 232 Thanks
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save your money , flir is overated to me, plenty of info already on tht
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Which MFD are you running? Are you side scanning? So much cool stuff out there!
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MD-324 Fixed Mount Thermal Camera, MFG# 432-0010-01-00, 320 x 240 resolution, 24 deg x 18 deg FOV, 2x e-zoom, pan/tilt fixed at installation, NTSC output, 30Hz refresh rate, optional joystick. US VERSION ONLY-must ship to US/Canada address.

this will keep the costs down but still give good results.

The MD-Series is an affordable, compact fixed-mounted thermal night vision system that helps with steering around obstacles, collision avoidance, and finding people in the water at night. Simple to mount and easy to integrate into your existing electronics, MD-Series outputs standard analog video that can be easily displayed on almost any monitor at the helm or other locations on the vessel.

Features:

  • Ethernet-enabled for simple integration into your current electronics
  • Compact, all weather, water proof enclosure provides for easy mounting
  • Ball up or ball down mounting options
  • User interface control through an iOS device via onboard Wi-Fi network
  • Polarity: Toggle between white hot, black hot and marine red
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See this thread, post #4: Looking to get FLIR MD-625 or Alternative

We have the MD-625 on our 30ft Grady and after using it in conjunction with radar, I can say I'll never run at night ever again without one. It truly is amazing. Out on the open water with a moonless pitch black sky, one screen has my radar up and the other the FLIR.

When it comes to which model you should buy, spend your money on camera resolution over pan and tilt models. The 640 x 480 of the MD-625 blows the lower resolution cameras out of the water.

See this Youtube vid of a M625 and a M324 side-by-side:
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Originally Posted by Panabal View Post
See this thread, post #4: Looking to get FLIR MD-625 or Alternative

We have the MD-625 on our 30ft Grady and after using it in conjunction with radar, I can say I'll never run at night ever again without one. It truly is amazing. Out on the open water with a moonless pitch black sky, one screen has my radar up and the other the FLIR.

When it comes to which model you should buy, spend your money on camera resolution over pan and tilt models. The 640 x 480 of the MD-625 blows the lower resolution cameras out of the water.

See this Youtube vid of a M625 and a M324 side-by-side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJbFTNiDspU

agree
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My current boat has FLIR MD625 and helps a lot at night going moderately slow and being used in combination with Radar and Garmin Chartplotter.

My next boat will step up its game with Nite Track Marine which will be a game changer. Perhaps this is what you need.

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M617 here. Nice to have the stabilization but I also have the raymarine AR200 + Cam 210 pointing in the same direction. Electronic stabilization seems to work pretty nice. Like others here have said, get the higher rez. Having thermal will also make you feel much safer when your in thick fog. I can clearly see where the shore are rocks are and I have a better sense of where I am and whats around me.

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