Thanks for all the input.
To answer the questions in order....
Weinerdog, I launch in LaGrange Bayou where I live. Feel free to come out and put in from my place. We have 3 AI's in the bayou and my friend in Shalimar has one and brings it out too. We could have a real get together with everyone in the panhandle. I have plenty of room for parking, launching and camping for that matter.
It is as stated a WindRider 17. A friend of mine has it and an AI but likes the WR on wet days for the less wet ride. It proved too much for the bay without a crew. I saw it with the main hull clear of the water several times in short time we were out there. It is a much faster boat in most conditions but it will turn over!
Tom, thanks for cluing me in on the YouTube channel thing. So many options, so little time.
Scuzzlebutt, That is the "Bungie cord barber hauler". Don't leave home without it! Always looking for a better one but for keeping it simple this is it. Just get your wife one too
Polecat, the back rest is just some 1.5 inch PVC that is hose clamped onto the rear cross beam. I will get a picture up with details. I originally used it to stick an umbrella in but find it handy for lots of things now.
Arno and Tom, I am torn between the two views. I liked the side view for the same reasons you do but after seeing the center, higher view it seems to give more depth to the swells and to the action of the boat. Almost makes me sea sick when using full screen. I now have a 16' cable for the VIO so the camera can be mounted in some really far away spots while having the unit in my lap.
I had the inline mike get under water in the seat area and had some very amusing sounds on several loops! Water drops get on the lens at times but gets washed or blown off most of the time. The centered high videos were high enough that the spray didn't get to it I think. I like having other boats in the shot to give some interest and liven things up a bit.
Kayaking Bob, I still find lots of water shooting in the dodger holes even with the spray skirt. Comes up in the slot between the skirt and the hull. I am going back to the one piece skirt and see it works better.
The thing I dislike most about the dodger is that it can be difficult to uncleat the main at times. Always hitting the top of the dodger and its hard enough anyway with the cleats right in front of the right pedal. Wish there was somewhere to reposition the cleats.
If you have ideas on angles or techniques let me know