Still to finish replacing all the gear on Mico after the cyclone. Robin did an excellent job securing her while I was in PNG. Still raining - monsoonal strength - lawns that you would disappear into in seconds if you trod on them and I am so hanging out to get back on the water.
One of the reasons for my eagerness is a new toy I purchased recently - the GO PRO HD video. Wide angle, water proof to a depth of 60m (have just taken it down that far mounted in the middle of my strobes atop the underwater camera housing on assignment for a client) Full sound and a quality that is better than the HD sony I use for TV commercials. And guess what? It's as big as a matchbox
I also picked up all the mounting attachments and mounted it at water level on a high speed dive boat. It has a suction cup I have used to mount it on the underside of an aircraft flying over the mountains of PNG. If you watch any extreme sport on the tube - thats what they use. Price - $350
Now start considering where my mind is going in relation to a low cost yachtie option : mounted on the outer end of the kite pole, looking back onto the vessel, placed at the end of its extendable pole and lowered over the bow underwater as dolphins race in front, flown from a kite looking back down onto the yacht from above - mounted to any one of the dodger poles with its clamp attachments - mounted on the bow rail looking back.
No - I'm not on commission
but after editing vision for some corporate presentations - I'm pretty stoked! : see further for this great hands free HD option:
How neat is that or wot!!!!