Gopro downrigger cam

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  1. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny Well-Known "Member"

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    I'd like to see somebody do that in about 30' of water off Ocean shores...
     
  4. NGSD1

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    It is easy to make your own. Using PVC at home depot, a 4 to 3" reducer 3" sleeve, a 3-2" deducer with a rounded cap, a 24 ounce teardrop zinc for lower ballast and bingo, you have a great underwater torpedo housing. I rigged mine with a steel leader and run it off a trolling rig and it cost about 30 dollars in parts and took me about 45 minutes to build it.
     
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    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

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    Here you go.

    Tuna fishing off Monterey CA.

    http://vimeo.com/47138207
     
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    This is where I found the instructions for when I get around to building my own.

    http://www.marlinnut.com/forums/t6706/
     
  7. bbordeau

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    Thanks for posting these, I'm going to make the one on the Marlin Nut page. I'll post it when I'm done.

    Brian
     
  8. Sammy Hooker

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    here's my first attempt, gonna sink her this weekend :finger:

    15lb goPro mount.jpg
     
  9. Offshore Ryan

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    Nice! How deep can the camera housing go?
     
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    Make sure you got good cable, cause it won't just be a DR ball to replace if you find a ball eater.
     
  12. Line '79

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    What Ted said
     
  13. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies The guy that makes the glass stuff

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    Let us know how it goes...

    I think the bullet enclosures might be a little more hydrodynamic than what you have there..
     
  14. NGSD1

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    I made my own. There have been many home made designs on the web over the years and some of those have turned into commercial products. Here are the parts I bought at Home depot and the final result. It works well.

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  15. Waterdog247

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    NGSD1, thats pretty sweet! Is the GoPro exposed? Ive seen a couple with an acrylic lens fixed to the objective opening.
     
  16. NGSD1

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    It is exposed but in a waterproof housing that it comes with so there are no issues there. As you can see from the pictures, I also have a safety on the camera to the main line in case for some reason the camera comes loose inside.
     
  17. LndShrk

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    Those are both nice..

    I have mine mounted to my DR ball similar to Sammies..


    NGSD1. Do you run that off your downrigger?

    How deep do you run that standard housing?
     
  18. NGSD1

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    You could but I have only used it on a trolling rig. You can go deeper if you add a lead weight to a leader in front of it.
     
  19. blackmouther

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    Let me know approx where the ball gets hung up. Gonna add gopros to my list. So far its lead and flashers stuck in obstruction gopros would be worth a dive license. There has to be a way to guarantee to get your camera back. Looks cool but i think i am just gonna watch others vids
     
  20. ?? fisherman

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    Hey Nick...... where did you get that ballast weight at??

    Thanks for posting the pics!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     

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