Dan Morera wrote:
I'm going to mount my camera using a series of scotty mounts, and modifying an extender in order to put a screw to put my camera there.
Do you guys think there will be any problem if I install that mount at the very tip of the kayak?
Many apologies for having deserted this post in the last while...My Bad
To answer your question if you mount on the bow of the kayak, you will get a lot of motion and the final mount position has to be carefully thought out. (The Scotty Mount also needs 4 bolts). The least potential for motion will always be the center of the vessel. This will also allow less worry about boom shake.
(in a multi-cam system, you take whatever looks interesting and fix it in Post Production)
No need to modify the extender: Scotty is now making a camera mount system along with various other (must haves).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Ci0OiUSHU
(personally I am a crab monster...(ie: I LOVE to eat crab)
The simple http://www.nextag.com/Scotty-Trap-Ease- ... rices-htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Ci0OiUSHU
..is a killer way to avoid hauling deep down traps without loosing your skin (or the skin on your Yak in the process of trap retrieval)
Consider also this new system that has gained respect in the past few years based on the female winch handle mount on sailboat winches. And yes these are mounts that can solidly lock your attachments in place. They also require only 2 holes :http://www.railblaza.com/products/brows ... cts/27/58/
The new cameraboom 600 is a possible consideration if you have already commited yourself to their product line. Consider also that a simple tele-post replacement for the aluminum spar is possible (jimmy rigged)....as long as you understand that beyond a certain length, boom shake is going to happen unless you may need counterweights or to get back to that most stable geometric idea: The Triangle.