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Flying My Nacra 5.0  Bottom

  • Finally broke down and bought an action cam for my boat. This is my first attempt at shooting and editing. The prototype mount is a little jiggly at times, but most of the footage is pretty clear. Thought some of you might get a kick out of this. Yes, I know I need more downhaul, but.........

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=127726&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRrffHkEPwg

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • what type of gimble (mount) are you using?
    what kind of camera?
  • I designed and fabricated my own mount which I plan to further refine as this was it's debut. The camera is a Garmin VIRB. I'll post some pics later.

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • cool - nice camera
  • Pics as promised. Basically, 1-1/4" X 1/8" aluminum stock and a cable clamp from Home Depot:

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=127767&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=127764&g2_serialNumber=4

    It's mounted to the forestay and bent near the bottom to bring the camera's position up to level. The gimble is just a shoulder bolt with a few nylon washers and a spring. At the top it's mounted with a 1/4" bolt through the bottom hole in the forestay adjuster. Note that this was a first attempt and needs some tweeking to improve shake and swing overshoot/return.

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=127747&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=127751&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=127754&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=127757&g2_serialNumber=4

    Enjoy

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • I bought the dive case for my Virb after the first one got water in it and it stopped working. I'd also recommend tying a lanyard to the camera. I don't trust the mount.
  • tradisradI bought the dive case for my Virb after the first one got water in it and it stopped working. I'd also recommend tying a lanyard to the camera. I don't trust the mount.


    Thanks for the tips tradisrad. Garmin claims the camera is rated to IPX7 for water rating:

    Splashes
    Rain or Snow
    Showering
    Incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes

    So, yes it is marginal for a nice long turtle. We have several folks with them in my local club who have dunked and splashed them, had them rained on pretty much to the limits of the rating without failure so far. A tip one long time local user gave me was to carry a double seal zip lock bag within arms length when sailing in likely capsize conditions and if possible quickly detach a and stow the camera inside in the event of a capsize. My other thought is that these cameras are so inexpensive now (< $60 used on ebay) just use to failure then replace.

    On the lanyard comment, absolutely. I risk it without one the first time, but intend to use one in the future.

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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