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Old 10-13-2016, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Remotely Operated Vehicles / ROVs

As if I don't have enough equipment already and I use all of it-lots of scuba gear, diver propulsion vehicle, commercial and non-commercial side scan sonar systems, a boat.... however an ROV makes alot of sense to me and it's not the first time I have pondered buying one. Shocking I know.

Commercial systems can easily run hundreds of thousands of dollars and weigh so much you need a crane to get it off the deck into the water. Much smaller commercial systems such as the capable VideoRay product and other makes are available too.

Then you have systems like the Open ROV project, among other ones you can buy for short short money, relatively speaking. I am looking them over now for a possible purchase over the winter. Hardly a done deal but they are so useful it is a very compelling piece of equipment.

One system is here:


One user of this particular system was hunting a neat old 53M steamer deep in Lake Tahoe and found it-some video clips can be found here along with other information:


I have two targets in Winnipesaukee I found on sonar I have yet to dive that an ROV inspection would be really useful to have prior to the dive, oddly enough both at 106 feet.

One is definitely a vessel and the other definitely man-made but I cannot say exactly what the 2nd one is.

Not sure what if anything I will buy for an ROV but time will tell.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:37 PM   #2
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Go for it!

It will pay for itself when you find the Atocha.

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Old 10-14-2016, 06:29 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by 8gv View Post
Go for it!

It will pay for itself when you find the Atocha.

Yeah.... I googled it.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:17 AM   #4
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Arrow Good to 125-Feet...

This showed up as a pop-up advertisement on a weather website:


Cheaper than an ROV—unfair to the fish!

.Sailing—Good for you and good for the world...
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:19 PM   #5
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Default More ROVs

Here's another, one of a slew of new ROV brands for the consumer:

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Old 03-28-2017, 03:36 PM   #6
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I've been thinking of one of the OpenROV toys for a while, and have been watching it.

They're about to launch a new version (The Trident), vs the do-it-yourself version, so I'm torn.

Here's the info on the Trident: https://www.openrov.com/products/trident/

Maybe coordinate on one?
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