I ordered a Kodak Playsport HD video camera today. Not as rock solid as the GoPro, but half the price and it has a screen. It's waterproof and looks fairly durable. Good size for everyday use. I'm going to try the frame mount set-up on a Southfork Snake float in a few weeks to see how it turns out. What kind of tether are you using on your camera?Thanks for the pics of your stern mount tripod.