Mast Mount for Gopro Digital Hero Video Camera

Very helpful thingumabob for freestylers and just about any windsurfer working on technique.
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cam on a mast

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Old DIY post:


Very helpful thingumabob for freestylers and just about any windsurfer working on technique.

cam on a mast

Parts:

  • 1 inch PVC tee
  • 3/4 to 1/2 PVC L joint
  • 1/2 PVC L joint
  • 1/2 PVC tee
  • 1/2 PVC pipe for connections
  • stainless bolt with wingnut (10-24) and washers
  • PVC primer and glue

Labor:
Clamp – 1 inch tee, cut in half, edges smoothed, about half inch is removed from long section so that the clamp won’t close fully on the sail side of the luff.

Drill the clamp parts and 3/4 L joint so that mast and 1/2 side of the joint is perpendicular to the mast, put a bolt and wingnut in.

The connection between L joints is glued, otherwise it will come off (believe me, I tried).

mast mount 1

mast mount 2

Before gluing:

  • select the tack you will be filming more,
  • rig your sail
  • attach cam
  • mark several angle positions with a marker while making photos.
  • At home, check the photos and select the best angle.

mast mount adjustment angle 1mast mount adjustment angle 2mast mount adjustment angle 3

Note the line connecting cam to the tip of the mast, so in case it comes off, you would still be able to recover the footage.

Don’t forget some Rain-X on the lens part of the housing.

3 thoughts on “Mast Mount for Gopro Digital Hero Video Camera”

  1. Been trying to invent something for my GoPro camera without the expense of buying the new model with the boom mount. May try and give this one a go.

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