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  • Yes, same here, didn't check right. I see some with 3-axis not a lot more expensive, I guess people don't look for 1 axis. They don't seem to be waterproof though, some are splash resistant, which doesn't sound enough.
  • Right. But at $70 USD I'm willing to take a chance and see how it stands up.

    Of course, the 3-axis stabilizers are plentiful and not much more expensive, but quite a bit bigger and mainly designed for handheld use rather than being compact and designed for mounting. Still, I'm sure someone will want to try to figure out how to mount one.

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    Southern Alberta and all over the damn place.
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    1983 SuperCat 19
    TriFoiler #23 "Unfair Advantage"
    Mystere 17
    H18
    Zygal (classic) Tornado
    Invitation and Mistral and Sunflower and windsurfers w/ Harken hydrofoils and god knows what else...
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  • I just ran across the hard copy I printed out on this thing, so I figured I'd better post it for all-y'all before it submerges again.

    https://noirmatter.com/pages/quark

    $200 USD

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    Southern Alberta and all over the damn place.
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    1983 SuperCat 19
    TriFoiler #23 "Unfair Advantage"
    Mystere 17
    H18
    Zygal (classic) Tornado
    Invitation and Mistral and Sunflower and windsurfers w/ Harken hydrofoils and god knows what else...
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  • Put a 1/4” bolt through the bridle chain plate with a nut to hold it in place. Bolt going from the front of the boat pointed towards the back. Attach GoPro to a tripod mount, thread the mount 2 rotations onto the bolt with the camera hanging below the bolt. The camera can swing side to side, so when you fly a hull the camera stays near level giving you cool perspective of how far you are tipping. A friend John Sloan showed this option to me. Trying to figure out how to adapt this idea on my H18. Hope the description makes sense, also use a lanyard just in case.

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    Scott,
    ‘92 H18 w/SX wings
    ‘95 Hobie Funseeker 12 (Holder 12)
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  • As mentioned above, I did basically the same thing on my Mystere. The differences are that, since I don't have a forestay chainplate on that boat, I clamped the bridle wires (in milled grooves) between two chunks of UHMW plastic along with a ball bearing that the 1/4-20 bolt for the camera goes through so it can rotate freely. But since it was swinging too freely and I was getting seasick watching the video, I epoxied a 1/4-20 nut to a frozen juice can lid and screwed it onto the bolt as well, so that I could clamp a little sheet of soft foam between the lid and the UHMW plastic and dial in the pressure to adjust the damping. Much better result. Follow all that?

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    Southern Alberta and all over the damn place.
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    1983 SuperCat 19
    TriFoiler #23 "Unfair Advantage"
    Mystere 17
    H18
    Zygal (classic) Tornado
    Invitation and Mistral and Sunflower and windsurfers w/ Harken hydrofoils and god knows what else...
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  • It's not perfect but better than nothing, at least to be used occasionally depending on the conditions. I guess there will be a lot of difference between different implementations. I took a standard Gopro mount,filed down the joints and put a smaller diameter bolt. It works decently enough if not too choppy. Not compared to a gymbal but better than always aligned to the boat. In my case I put a standard mount under the bow foil. And a lanyard, always :)

    https://vimeo.com/manage/232271161/general
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zu0WVZTC54&t

    Nacdaddy has some good results, different camera not Gopro:
    https://www.thebeachcats.…nc=viewtopic&topic=18002



    Edited by Andinista on Jun 17, 2020 - 05:06 PM.
  • Nowadays you can get deeply discounted GoPro Hero5 Black which has all the goodies you need (GPS, top quality image, etc). Not sure exactly how much, but my original Hero5 died, and I called GoPro and I think I got a (refurbished, warranted) unit for ~$100. It's a bit of money, but definitely worth it. The $350 (discounted) / $450 (list) price for latest GoPro Hero8 is hard to justify for a video that is just a little bit better. IMHO :)

    In terms of camera mount, I combine the simple "bike handlebar mount" with a CF 1m long tube with a PVC tube attached to the spi pole with hose clamps. Electrical tape protects the spi pole, and also covers the clamps to avoid snags.

    The PVC tube is shimmed so that the camera is high enough to see the tiller crossbar. The tiller crossbar has strips of white making tape. With all those things in place, you can see the helm action in detail in the resulting video.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/1dX2TxHvfYxTDBSe8
  • For camera mount, I do one of two; I either mount the camera on the dolphin striker facing forward or I place it on a short "prod" (piece of broken hiking stick) I have extending from the bow foil (similar to N6.0) facing aft. It gives a decent picture range.

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    Scott

    Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
    Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
    Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
    Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
    Nacra 5.0
    Nacra 5.8
    Tornadoes (Reg White)
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