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Using GoPro camera to inspect bottom/prop

Here's a video we made with our GoPro camera. We wanted to take a look to see how bad the bottom looked before we cleaned it. What we saw when we popped the SD card into the laptop was a surprise! We just took an old boat hook, by the way, and a little bit of drilling here, a couple of screws here, and we had our own camera extender!

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awesome, i love my gopro and use it all the time but had never thought of this. how cool, thanks for the tip. that's on my list for this weekend.

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Great idea using the waterproof cam that way!
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Re: Using GoPro camera to inspect bottom/prop

If the water's clear you can also do a cursory inspection with a mechanic's mirror on a stick..

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Thanks for the mirror idea!
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Re: Using GoPro camera to inspect bottom/prop

I've a GoPro too - but can't find a way to improve the sharpness of the image when filming underwater - anyone got any tips?

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take off the lens cap. jk, sorry could not resist.
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Re: Using GoPro camera to inspect bottom/prop

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I've a GoPro too - but can't find a way to improve the sharpness of the image when filming underwater - anyone got any tips?
There are aftermarket housings designed to improve the GoPro's imaging performance underwater. To to ScubaBoard - Scuba Diving Forum - Diving Social Network - ScubaBoard Home and poke around there. Many threads on the subject.
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I've bought the GoPro dive housing and wow, what difference it makes in the image sharpness and quality
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