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    Default Cross bow draws and Go Pro's......

    ........don't go together well
    Last edited by bobt; 17th-September-2019 at 01:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt View Post
    ........don't go together well
    Sounds expensive!
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    Early morning = bad spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt View Post
    Early morning = bad spelling
    Your day isn't getting any better. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    Sounds expensive!
    Luckily it was an old Go Pro that was about to be retired (its technology was outdated and it didn't owe me anything). The real bummer is the footage that was lost.

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    Helmet mount cameras and low branches do not play well either.
    "I'm not getting in a boat which is DESIGNED to go upside down."

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkwheel View Post
    Helmet mount cameras and low branches do not play well either.
    I would normally tie on a lanyard but just forgot this time.

    Just in case anyone is in the area - its at the bottom of a rapid, about half way down the South Sturgeon-Weir

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt View Post
    Luckily it was an old Go Pro that was about to be retired (its technology was outdated and it didn't owe me anything). The real bummer is the footage that was lost.
    That's always the problem. I'd a similar issue when I'd two cameras stolen many years ago on holiday. The insurance replaced the cameras, but the photos were lost forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    That's always the problem. I'd a similar issue when I'd two cameras stolen many years ago on holiday. The insurance replaced the cameras, but the photos were lost forever.
    Yes. Think Otters, Ospreys, Fall colours on a warm sunny September day, running rapids etc. etc.

    There is one saving grace though......I had a second camera. It won't replace the lost footage but it will still give me something to work with.

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    2 lessons to learn there:
    - use a leash (you mentioned that already)
    - move the mount further forward out of paddle range

    I had a mount on my WWR kayak for a while, fortunately I used it with a leash because what I discovered (several times) was that when actually racing, my catch is much further forward than when I sit in the boat at home trying to work out where to place the mount clear of my paddle arc! After several re-positionings I was still knocking it off! Not 100% sure if it is still on the boat or not, I definitely haven't fitted a camera to it for ages! The one on the rear is still there and safe to use

    How hard can it be?

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    [QUOTE=JimW;675724]2 lessons to learn there:
    - use a leash (you mentioned that already)
    - move the mount further forward out of paddle range

    There really isn't anywhere else to go on a canoe if you want one on the bow.

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    time to cultivate a bow pry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impcanoe View Post
    time to cultivate a bow pry
    TBH, I find cross bow draws are usually redundant unless called for from the stern. My bowman was a little too "busy" for my liking but I didn't want to say anything as he was already feeling bad.

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    I like my "avant" doing cross bow draws when we eddy out as it means we are both leaning into the turn.
    Last edited by Big Al.; 19th-September-2019 at 06:04 PM.
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    [QUOTE=bobt;675747]
    Quote Originally Posted by JimW View Post
    2 lessons to learn there:
    - use a leash (you mentioned that already)
    - move the mount further forward out of paddle range

    There really isn't anywhere else to go on a canoe if you want one on the bow.
    Ah, your problem seems to be that you have too large a crew in your boat!

    How hard can it be?

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