My camera mount for K-largo

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nqkayaktours
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My camera mount for K-largo

#1 Post by nqkayaktours » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:34 am

Hi all. I'd just like to show my camera mount setup for others to look at and maybe get some other ideas for their setup. Just like i got some ideas from off others on this forum. Thanks for that. Total cost $22. A cheap but adequate mount.

Items required;
hacksaw
borrowed bottle PVC blue glue (You dont need much)
1mtr length 20mm PVC (minimum length they will sell you)
1x 45 degree bend
2 x 90 degree bend
Tube of silastic
$3 camera tripod from Cost Plus or similar

1 - Put 1mtr length of pipe in rod holder then cut off to desired length. (It is advised not to extend the pipe too far out of the rod holder, to keep top weight down and stop bounce). Mine is 300mm.
2 - Cut out 2 small pieces (about 4mm wide and 6mm deep), opposite each other on the same end of pipe. (It is important to do this now). And cut a 60mm length, off the remaining pipe.
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3 - Put the first main length of pipe into rod holder and turn until the pipe drops down and secured in holder, then attach 45 degree bend to desired angle and insert the 60mm section of pipe.
4 - Place a 90 degree bend on, push pipe in, measure desrired length to centre of yak, then cut. Mine is 230mm.
5 - Attach last 90 degree bend, insert remaining pipe and cut to desired length for height of camera. Mine is 100mm.
6 - Put into rod holder to see how it all fits.
7 - Put tripod into the last 100 section and fill with silastic from both ends.
8 - If all good, starting from the rod holder piece first, start glueing the pieces together one at a time. Ensuring the angle is right before you start glueing the next section. And so on. Do not glue the camera section in. It will hold fast with a bit of hard downward pressure. (You might need to replace this section later with another section if the camera screw section breaks).
9 - Go out and try the new mount out.
10 - Attach a security line to the camera, and away you go.

Cheers and tight lines,
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Re: My camera mount for K-largo

#2 Post by beachrod » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:41 pm

Thanks for that one Ian, i will try to do one very soon as mine takes out the scupper hole were the front case goes on the key largo ,and as i dont use the left front rod holder this seems the logical place to mount it.

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Re: My camera mount for K-largo

#3 Post by nqkayaktours » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:43 pm

Hi all,

Have just put a post up of the head for the camera.

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Re: My camera mount for K-largo

#4 Post by Nativeman » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:46 pm

Thanks Ian

Some good ideas there...

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Re: My camera mount for K-largo

#5 Post by beachrod » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:55 am

G'day Ian

Thanks for the post on the camera mount,just one question why the 4/6 cut groove is that for the camera?

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Re: My camera mount for K-largo

#6 Post by nqkayaktours » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:05 am

Hi Beachrod,

Those groves are to hold the mount steady from moving. Inside the rod holder there is a small rib on the bottom (for the butt recess on the rod) which is similar to the rod on the gimble belt. It stops the mount moving around and holds it in place. Otherwise it will swing around all the time. I put up a new post for the head attachment under new swivel and tilt head for camera mount.

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Re: My camera mount for K-largo

#7 Post by beachrod » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:07 am

Thanks Ian i am about to build one.

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Re: My camera mount for K-largo

#8 Post by andrewm » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:07 am

Wow Ian....... :re: and you had a stab at my camera mount..... :tong:

Quick question though, how well can you swim in a pair of jeans? Just in case the worst was to happen and you tip?
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Re: My camera mount for K-largo

#9 Post by nqkayaktours » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:34 pm

andrewm wrote:Quick question though, how well can you swim in a pair of jeans? Just in case the worst was to happen and you tip?
Just dont tip over. :snic: :snic:

Can swim in jeans quite well, and a fair distance. But just right the yak up again and away i go.

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