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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Bought my used 2012/2011 AI saturday and took it for a test sail Sunday. I have a lot to learn and look forward to every bit of it. The winds were just too strong for me. I won't bore anyone by posting the video showing how well I can operate the mirage drive in a strong headwind, but I will share how I made a gopro camera mount for the akas by modifying that useless Gopro suction cup mount.

Started with a set of molded rubber paddle holders like this http://www.yak-gear.com/Kayak-Paddle-Clips.html . Screwed one holder to each end of a small piece of plywood. Both on the same side. The paddle holders will eventually fit tight on the akas.

Take the gopro suction cup mount and cut the end off of the long rivit/pin and remove the pin, suction cup and "press here" button. I used a dremel tool. Drill a hole in the plywood for a large bolt to pass up through the playwood and out of the hole remaining in the suction cup mount. A washer and a wingnut and you're set to rotate or angle in any direction. Oh, and don't forget to add a safety line.

I can e-mail a picture if anyone is interested.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:04 pm 
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better yet, post a pic to the forum!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:14 pm 
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fishman-rd wrote:
better yet, post a pic to the forum!


i tried, but couldn't figure out how to.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Try: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=12574

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:25 am 
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KayakingBob wrote:


I figured as much. Maybe one day I'll register on a host site so I can include pics on this forum


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:10 pm 
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Why wait? Places like photobucket or flickr are freebies. Remember, no photo, it didn't happen LOL

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:44 pm 
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I've been using Image .com

It's free and you don't even need to register, just visit their site and upload your picture.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:49 pm 
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LarryJ wrote:
I figured as much. Maybe one day I'll register on a host site so I can include pics on this forum

Tease! :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Thanks for posting it Bob. I'm thinking of using the same rubber paddle holders to attach a bench to the akas. That will be some time though. Need to learn to sail first. LOL.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:01 am 
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I measured the diameter of the front cross-bar and bought a PVC T-Coupling which had an equal interior diameter. The coupling had a threaded interior in the T-arm. I cut the coupling in half along the main length. The coupling is then mounted on the cross-bar with two hose clamps. I put a threaded end cap into the T-arm. A 1/4-20 SS bolt was installed through the end cap. I can then mount the GoPro anywhere I want on the cross-bar and adjust the camera angle.
Because the GoPro has a water-proof case the camera action is quite spectacular when the TI tries to bury its bow in chop.


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