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Jeremy C

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101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« on: July 22, 2010, 03:39:09 PM »
Thought I'd take an old tiller extension bend the end and drill a couple of holes in it and strap camera to one end and boat to the other, then go out with George and 66 other boats for Wednesday evening racing!


Result:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8m2ZCN9q7Y

Sorry about the bad music, got bored trying to look for songs and gave up!
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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 10:51:24 PM »

Thats great fun. What sort of camera are you using. How much, where can i get one?
Meds

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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 11:58:30 PM »
Meds,

Fujifilm Z33 WP (waterproof to 3m) was about 130 but have just seen them for around 80 using google search. Got mine from john Lewis down the road.
10 mpixel camera(but its not as good as it sounds!- just a standard compact quality image really) plus does about 35mins of 640x480 video on a 2mb memory card (SD)
Great little camera and light so easy to strap on the end of an old tiller.

did this one with it strapping the camera to tacktick mount in our europe... far less wobble..

http://www.youtube.com/user/N3444TC#p/u/3/qElmWOJIwRA

If you want to go for a better image then I have been coveting the GoPro HD hero. Do a google search and see the fantastic quality it produces.. next on my wish list! But is quite a bit more expensive.
The surf version has a 170 degree field of view so you should be able to get some great (if distorted shots with it!)
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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 09:20:59 AM »
I take it the Bubblemen were off sailing elsewhere or were they pillow fighting in the club?

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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 01:33:26 PM »
confused.com...........?
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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 08:02:02 PM »
Tried out an even bigger pole, out of the back of the stern quarter this time. Too much time on a Saturday obviously!

Video coming shortly once I have edited out all of my mistakes (quite a few as I was single handed-George had gone garden centering!)

Image below gives the view I managed to achieve with a 2m boom out the back of the boat.

Wind wasn't quite as exciting this time...
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Jeremy C

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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010, 01:40:53 AM »
'ere it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDbxZjxY2ow

Gets a bit bouncier than the other camera position as the boom is so long. Technical problems to solve.......
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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010, 09:47:16 PM »
Great stuff Jeremy! That last test with the 2m pole off the transom is a great view. Just the right distance to get a great feel for the speed and manouvers and see what's going on.
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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010, 11:12:25 AM »
More fun with the pole cam.Two up this time Last nights racing in gusty horrible northerly.. really need to sort out a way to stiffen it up and stop it bouncing so much.
If anyone would like to come to Burghfield it would be great to get this mounted on another boat and do some two + boat sailing .... would especially like to see it mounted on a t-foil boat (meds.. Graham... Steve) so that we can have a look at the wake. Would like to ry and put together some footage for use at next years dinghy show to help advertise the class.

Contact me if you are intersted ad we'll see if we can find a date in the diary....
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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 10:35:22 PM »
Nice video, inspired me to strap a camera to my boat for Wednesday racing. The camera angle wasn't so great, but it did capture a broken toestrap moment...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgCMtjgpXy0

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Re: 101 things to do with a broken tiller extension
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 12:37:31 PM »
Great.... Bring on more people trying out cameras on their boats! The more the merrier.



Video of last wednesday two handed sailing in F2-4 now uploaded.. Apologies again for bad taste in music and shaky camera.. I edited out the worst bits
Particularly like the bit when an upset swan rapidly swims across our bows!
Ignore the horizon... however much I try I can't mount the camera level with it (compound angles and all that) and you can't exactly change it on the water!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwZZh9r0EB4
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