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mattyboy
12-09-2012, 07:50 AM
doesn't start really rolling to about 6 1/2 minutes in. gives me added respect for what Don and the boys did in little 28 footers

i think the go pro takes a little of the effect out of it, or do Apaches ride that good


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uvkm5kKRXs&feature=plcp



little sunday reading man some wild designs in there

http://www.britishpowerboatracingclub.co.uk/winners.htm

jl1962
12-09-2012, 08:32 AM
Impressive.

Way too rough for the 16!

Morgan's Cloud
12-09-2012, 10:34 AM
That makes it easy to see why so much stuff breaks in offshore racing.

Pity there wasn't anyone who could film from another boat or chopper .Some of those airborn moments must have been spectacular.

mattyboy
12-10-2012, 09:20 AM
here's a clip from the 2010 race aboard cinzano, gives an idea of the beating the body takes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=571GZ2w4q8Y

Just Say N20
12-10-2012, 12:24 PM
The end of last summer we ran a 42X Cigarette 20 miles south to the St Clair river. When we left the marina in Lexington the guys thought we were crazy as it was an honest 7' to 9' according to NOAA. We were able to run 45 - 50 the whole run, and it was amazing. Even at that speed we got a lot of air and split a lot of waves. It was exciting to say the least.

I used my GoPro to record the whole thing, including a 112 mph blast for a couple of minutes after running under the Bluewater Bridge. When I watched the video, I was amazed at how calm it made the ride look. I kept watching the sections where you could see the boat getting air, but from the GoPro, it looked almost like you could have been waterskiing.

mphatc
12-28-2012, 06:54 PM
Bill,

Where was the Go Pro mounted to the boat?
My thoughts . . . for discussion .. . because i'm about to spend a week in the Abacos boating and desire to capture the water . . the waves and more

The camera needs to be mounted so that the image shows the horizon along with onboard motion, capturing three items to show the "severity" of the action . . .?

Mario L.

Just Say N20
05-14-2013, 04:30 PM
Mario,

I just came across your post. Sorry I missed it, but would love to hear about how your videos turned out.

I had mounted the camera to the cabin door, facing backwards. You could see the passengers, the sky and the water. Later in the summer, I went for a 134 mph ride in their cat, and did a bunch of different camera angles, straight forward, angled forward, angled backwards, straight back, and nothing gave the impression of the ride being anything other than glass smooth.