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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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