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yvanboniec



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:23 am    Post subject: Underwater Camera Reply with quote

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dennis_c



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir,
You appear to be a master of innovation, so I can imagine you adapting one of these surfboard fins to your task: http://www.turbotunnel.com/
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swchandler



Joined: 08 Nov 1993
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You ought to check out the custom carbon camera/video housings that George Greenough has made in the past. Not only that, but you should also take note of the unique designs that he innovated and made specifically for windsurfing. The one he's most known for is the reduced diameter mast.
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yvanboniec



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Great ! Reply with quote

Great !

At first, I thought I would just attach a camera to a dental floss filament and drag it.

Abdul, my wingman (he is a surfer and will remain so as he is too short to reach the boom) told me that knowing who I am, he would expect something a bit more edgy.

So I came up with the idea of drilling a hole in the fin and attach a camera on the side of the fin using screws, but the turbo hole will do the job.

Since the hole is there, later I might attach a perpendicular surface which would create a heavenly foil effect that would allow me to plan earlier.
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DanWeiss



Joined: 24 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With all due respect, attaching anything to the fin will kill whatever performance it now offers. Seriously, whatever option you select, I suggest placing it anywhere but on or directly in front of the fin.

Take a look at this video. I think it might take you in the direction you wish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=NL&hl=nl&v=jocyXW5DErM

Also, don't bother with designing a "foiling" fin for the rear of the board. Doing so will only force the nose down. Foiling success has been found by locating the foil forward, between your feet. http://www.ahd-boards.com/models/afs-1/en

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