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Masthead cam video

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YouTube - ‪Masthead cam‬‏

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Chilly too.

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A little. Beats the searing heat tho. Was a great day. I did wish I reefed at the dock.

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well done - that worked very well indeed - so how did you mount the camera, what is the camera and what is the boat. All round a really successful experiment. I would love to have a go

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Not to pick nits but wouldn't the masthead cam be from the other end?

Good photo though.

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Not to pick nits but wouldn't the masthead cam be from the other end?

Good photo though.
Well, I pulled the camera up the backstay to the masthead.

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well done - that worked very well indeed - so how did you mount the camera, what is the camera and what is the boat. All round a really successful experiment. I would love to have a go

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I took 5 minutes, some cardboard and a hot glue gun. I mounted my cheap point and shoot digicam in a cardboard trolley pointing down. Loosly zip tied this at the correct angle to the backstay and hauled it up using the topping lift. Another line was used to stabilize it and pull it back down.

The boat is a 1973 DS20 by Schwill yachts (20'). Shot today on lake Erie in 15 knots and 1-2' swells.

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very nice man - on all counts

thanks for that...

no backstay on the slug

but maybe I can try it on one of the shrouds as I have no spreaders

any chance of a pic of the camera mount

I did consider running my Xacti up the penant halyard while attached to a cheap tripod - but your device sounds better

thanks for the nice words about the words in SCA

- worst paid journalism I have ever done....

but lovely people there and I get some great feedback from some truly innovative and thoughful sailors



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Ps this guy on Windermere has developed a steady cam for his boat

when mounted on the transome it keeps the horizon level

YouTube - ‪foleybrown's Channel‬‏


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I left the cardboard doo-dad on the boat today but I will take a picture of it next time I sail.

I do want to make a boom cam mount and try that.

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