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Old 20 April 2016, 15:14   #11
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Thanks again for the comments guys..I will post another adventure soon.

Siochair..the lens I use on the Canon DSLR in the boat is a 18-200...its not a great lens but its not too expensive if the salt goes for it.I cant zoom it if the boat is moving or it blurs. These photos in this post were taken with the Sony RX100III ..its a great wee camera ..compact size but with a 1" sensor and a viewfinder
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Old 20 April 2016, 17:56   #12
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Thanks Gurnard. I have just checked out the specs for the Sony and they look rather impressive.
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Old 21 April 2016, 02:15   #13
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Thanks Gurnard, I love reading your posts! I'm heading up that way in summer, staying at Ross Bay near Kirkcudbright, taking my Humber RIB for two weeks.
we stay at loch ken and launch from Brighouse bay not far from ross bay whats the slip like at ross . sorry for going off topic
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Old 21 April 2016, 03:01   #14
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we stay at loch ken and launch from Brighouse bay not far from ross bay whats the slip like at ross . sorry for going off topic
Ross Bay's "slip way" not too good so will also use Brighouse Bay, see post :- slipways south west scotland
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Old 21 April 2016, 03:04   #15
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I have not used the one in Ross bay Beerbelly..but I believe its ok..just watch the tides as its still very tidal in that bay..or you will have a long walk when you land if the tides out. Also be aware of the firing range in that area..it is still in use ..and they fire shells out to sea from it..its marked on the OS maps..its a lovely area ..so you will enjoy it

Boat intercoms posted as I replied..so you can see the photos
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Old 07 May 2016, 16:52   #16
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I went back to the Solway Firth and met up with my brother again. This time..he had his F-Rib 330 instead of his Kayak. As he is still waiting an outboard .. I gave him a loan of my 6HP.. so we could play hide and seek in the labyrinth is rocks and stacks along the coast.

Instead of taking photos..this time I took movie clips...here is part one of the movie "Hide and Seek on the Solway"

Not sure it works..as I normally take photos and not movies..but you can judge for yourselves if it works. I wasnt easy holding a camcorder on a bobbing boat..stearing with one or no hands..and watching for sunked rocks..just below the surface ..so I hope you dont get sea sick if you watch it

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Old 08 May 2016, 05:41   #17
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Ahh at last... finished painting that house and back to the serious business of boating!

What outboard will brother be fitting?

Are the 330 and 275 near identical in use/performance (all round not just speed) with the space being the only difference?

In truth I'm a bit unsure about video on a SIB as I very much enjoy the crisp stills you usually upload.

Of course a fixed waterproof GoPro that captures the action is a different matter... we have HD video with good image stabilisation on our digicam but it's too bouncy and too spray prone on a SIB to use in anything but the most settled conditions.

Edit: Mrs Fenlander has just watched the video, said she enjoyed it and that I'm very rude!
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Hi Fenlander..thanks for the feedback..and I donít think its rude..its honest..and thats what I was after. Im not a great fan of video..but thought I would give it a try. Its a load more work joining all the clips together..and Im sure there must be ways to get good clips ..that Im not experienced with. I donít think it will replace my photography but perhaps supplement it occasionally. I just used my compact camera too.. but wont go for a go pro.. I have other priorities for my pension.

The F Rib 330 performed exactly the same as the small one..same top speed etc. It was not going to look at going on the plane with two adults aboard ..powered by the 6HP ..but we both knew that. I let Duggie (on here) know as he was asking.

It was interesting to see the side view of the Guppy from photos my brother took.. as it keeps her nose high out the water..even with the small 3.3 HP pushing her along. Makes for a very dry and soft ride on normal sea..but in three foot waves or more.. I come off the plane to keep my teeth in my head.





Im still delighted with the boat. My brother ordered the 6HP too.. he didnít want a heavy engine..and like me.. is not bothered by speed. He got the boat to take his grandson..who is still only three ..out to the islands in the video..for summer picnics etc. They are only a mile off the shore from his caravan..so displacement speeds donít trouble him.

Thanks for the feedback on the video..its appreciated.
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Gurnard - I think your video was not bad, if I had made it I would be happy, but your photos are top notch, so in comparison the video seems a bit flat. Perhaps if you narrated over it with some of your fine prose however...

Go Pro's etc are all very well, but you end up with hours of footage to edit down to a couple of minutes that anyone can be bothered watching. When done well its good, when done badly its worse than a 1970's slideshow with Uncle Bob and Aunty Joan's holiday pictures.
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Mr. Gurnard, sir,

you can buy a w/proof video (or still) cam from these people for a mere £32 of your British pounds, they are compatible with Gopros:

Waterproof 1080P Wifi 12MP SJ4000 Full HD Sports Action Helmet Camera Camcorder | eBay

and then you can select either this steadying system for a mere £18:

Handheld Video Stabilizer Steady cam for DSLR DV SLR Digital Camera F7 | eBay

or this one for a tenner:

Video Handle Steadycam Stabilizer Steadicam Grip for DSLR Camera DV Camcorder | eBay

Both sets of description give the impression that they are suitable for full-size/weight digital cameras. This is not true but in my opinion though both are VERY suitable for small type action cams.
I have both but much prefer the first one.
Both are very "forgiving" when it comes to wobbly boats.

So for £50 you would be well suited to the elements with no worries about getting your valuable and expensive camera equipment lost or damaged by Mr. Neptune. And will give excellent results using something simple and free like Microsoft's Movie Maker.
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