Thank You NYSMEA for giving us the idea to create our own underwater remote operated vehicle.
ROV Intercoastal FLORIDA
Aquaview 4 way Underwater Camera Monitor has been upgraded to a flat screen.
ROV has 60 feet of tether which includes 2 electrical wires to controller, 2 air tubes to ballast tanks, video cable to Aquaview Monitor. Powered by 12Vbattery pack fused cigarette lighter adapter, it steers via 2 DC powered bilge pump converted motors with propelleors. 2 underwater dive lights illuminat the area for GOPRO HD video camera. Designed and built by Jim Ferraro, my Dad, on his house barge which was a great test site.
Jim Ferraro: Chief Engineer, House Barge Builder, Visionary
Fully charged power pack may last a half hour. On the house boat we never run out of electricity.
ROV fit nicely in the steel tool box. In Florida it fits in 57 inch Black and Decker wheeled tool box. It makes a good table but it's hard to pull through soft sand.