SeaMATE "ROV-in-a-Bag" loaner Program
SeaMATE "ROV-in-a-Bag" Loaner Program Description
The "ROV-in-a-Bag" Loaner Program is is a non-profit program run by MPC Community College students. 100% of the funds received from rental fees pay for students working on the program and for maintenance of the kits as needed.
What we offer:
The "ROV-in-a-Bag" loaner kits are "re-usuable" kits that come with pre-assembled control boxes, tether, and motors. They are similar to SeaMATE AngelFish or PufferFish ROVs, which can be viewed and purchased here - see http://www.marinetech.org/seamate-rov-kits/.
Loaner items available for rental by the week (a "rental week" is 7 days from Tuesday to Monday unless other arrangements are made in advance):
A. One "ROV-in-a-Bag" loaner kit (Control Box, Tether and Motors) - Rental fee $20/week + $26.90 round trip shipping (USPS priority mail)
B. One "ROV Frame Kit" (PVC pipe, PVC connectors, and pipe insulation or pool noodle foam for flotation) - Rental fee $5/week + $26.90 round trip shipping (USPS priority mail)
C. One "Multi-plug connector" for attaching ROV to a car battery (up to 3 ROVs in each connector) - Rental fee $5/week (no extra shipping fee)
In addition to the rental fee, you are responsible for any shipping charges (including expedited shipping charges, if necessary) from the MATE Center to you and back again.
To keep shipping charges down, we recommend that you procure PVC pieces and float material (pipe insulation or pool noodle foam) locally rather than requesting them from us.
We also require a $200 refundable deposit per kit to cover late, damaged, or missing items. When we receive the kit or a tracking number on the day that the kit is due to be returned, and the kit is received back in good working condition, up to the full deposit will be refunded.
Late fees and any damages or missing items will be deducted from the deposit as follows:
Late (or non-return) fee - $20/week up to $200 max (then you may keep the kit).
Control Box returned with alterations - $50 to $200
Tether and/or Motors returned damaged - $50
PVC connectors and pipe for the frame (broken or missing pieces) - $10
Floating devices (pipe insulation foam) - (missing pieces) - $5
Multi-plug connectors for attaching ROV to a car battery (up to 3 ROVs in each connector) - damaged or missing - $20
Scheduling: PLEASE NOTE: There is a HIGH DEMAND for loaner ROV kits and our current SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED, so try to reserve your kits well in advance (4 weeks or more before the event). Reservations: To place a loaner request please submit a request form:
Once you submit this form, a MATE Center representative will contact you to confirm availability.