I've had a few people ask me about my camera mount. Today I came up with something that works well. I used tripods in the past, but they break easily and get cumbersome.
I put my mount together from 1 1/4" PVC pipe. I didn't glue any pieces, just holding it together with pressure. My reasoning behind it is if my boat flips, I want my mount to break apart easily and not become an obstacle. I do put a tether line made out of parachute cord on the camera though, since I already donated one GoPro to Skull
The measurements I went with:
Bottom upside down T is 20" high and upper beam is 48". I used 3' loop straps to stabilize the main shaft.
This is the perspective I got with my first prototype (which was 1' lower):
The mount looking back from captain seat:
I am stabilizing the shaft with 3 loop straps for a quick disconnect if I need it.
I am storing the main shaft behind my seat when camera isn't used:
I leave the upside down T permanently attached with a hose clamp in the boat. It's out of the way and allows me to put up the main shaft if I need it for a quick video.