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Would it be safe to mount a gopro to my clam cleat?

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:07 pm
by artificialname
1) Would it be safe?

2) Would the camera stay straight?

Re: Would it be safe to mount a gopro to my clam cleat?

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:05 pm
by Sun
Camera is highly unlikely to stay straight. Would almost assuredly rotate along the long axis of the cleat to hang low.

As for safety, I would say no less safe than the high mount on the center lines. Still a heavy weight to pull the lines if anything slacks.

Re: Would it be safe to mount a gopro to my clam cleat?

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:21 pm
by jumptheshark
Easier just to go with go pro max, Insta 360 or the Hero 9 with Max upgrade. That gives exceptional horizon stabilization that is pretty much a must for line mount.

There are plenty of good line mounts available. They sit about a meter up from the split, which on a low split is a great focal distance for those fisheye lenses.

https://menteselabs.com/

https://images.app.goo.gl/9TMx9ipnyeuXgoMD9

Re: Would it be safe to mount a gopro to my clam cleat?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:12 am
by Zen_Rider
I tried a similar rig by attaching the cam to the top of my clickbar depower rope... Hoped the thick rubber depower & tension in lines would be stiff enough to keep the cam in place, but no it just rotates to be upside down... I also managed to loop a steering line around the camera on self launch, which if it hadn't been very light wind, could have been nasty!