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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2013, 12:30:32 PM »
Here is the test video....

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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #106 on: May 12, 2013, 12:42:50 PM »
That is pretty cool, and I would call it a success  :tup: It would be cool to get a kokanee on cam...
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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #107 on: May 12, 2013, 01:15:59 PM »
Looks good! Now go and hook some fish!
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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #108 on: May 12, 2013, 01:41:46 PM »
Very cool!!!

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GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #109 on: May 12, 2013, 01:43:10 PM »
Nicely Done! Looks great and can't wait until you have some big kings behind that!!

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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #110 on: May 12, 2013, 03:49:01 PM »
I'm surprised you can see the dodger that far back. I was driving so I didn't see how much was behind the clip. Turned out good though.

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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #111 on: May 12, 2013, 06:53:00 PM »
Got a request for some more specific info on the housing. Here it is.

I used the standard black pvc pipe for construction. Camera housing end is a 4 inch reduction flange to 2 inch. 2 inch pipe with a standard cap. Total length is about a foot. The cap has a stainless "U" bolt that is sunk all the way. Inside I used Teflon spacers and stainless nuts with lock washers to hold it tight. The end clasp is a standard stainless type connector. Total expense including the glue was about $50............you can save some money by not buying stainless of course. The camera is mounted in the cupped end with a stock GoPro tripod camera mount. For easy of installation I just picked a spot in the cupped part, drilled, and mounted the tripod mount. I used two different sized washers under the camera mount to take up space between the mount and the curve of the housing. Below is a stainless bolt with lock washer as well. Drill a small hole in the side of the housing so you can insert a phillps head screwdriver to hold the screw while tightening the nut on the opposite side of the camera base. I used a stainless bolt with washers and locking nut for the camera mounting.

I would suggest test fitting your parts prior to glue. See how it clips into the rigger ball to make sure when you clip it on the cam is not on its side or anything. Then.....fit it up and glue it together. I covered mine with reflective prism tape. Probably don't need to but for kicks and giggles I did.


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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #112 on: May 12, 2013, 11:37:05 PM »
Cool thread!
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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #113 on: May 13, 2013, 07:45:02 AM »
Yep....having some fun with it. Smossy and Smossy Girl and I will be out looking for lings on saturday....I'll be taking a downrigger along just to run a saltwater test and see how the larger salmon gear looks as well as depth and visibility differences.

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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #114 on: May 13, 2013, 12:03:56 PM »
Kola...


I think the odds of hooking up a Koke on cam are pretty slim. I think they are way to boat shy...maybe if you are fishing much deeper. Humpies and silvers should be fun.

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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #115 on: May 13, 2013, 03:00:54 PM »
I think you might be able to vet a koke strike on film once they go deeper. You can start running your lines closer to the ball.

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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #116 on: May 13, 2013, 03:01:48 PM »
Roger that.....I'd like to get out for some more....they are tasty indeed. However, gotta get a few ling and fill that bear tag first.

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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #117 on: August 25, 2019, 02:01:06 PM »
Bringing it back to life. Im interested now to test this with gopro 7s hypersmooth.
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Re: GoPro Downrigger Ball Mount: Lake Testing Complete
« Reply #118 on: August 25, 2019, 04:50:36 PM »
Page 6 has pics of the housing.

 


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