This new GoPro rear kayak mount prototype has been put together by friend of Unsponsored “Mo Ritz”. The mount is still very much in prototype but the concept has been proved.
Other than the actual GoPro attachment everything else is constructed from aluminium. Despite this the whole system is super lightweight.
The new GoPro rear kayak mount will fit a multitude of kayaks regardless of how or where the rear grab loops are positioned.
The GoPro attachment has be constructed from the plastic plate that comes with all new GoPros as part of the packaging/presentation system.
The square aluminium bar has been drilled and slotted to allow the plastic base plate to be removed without completing removing the nuts and bolts. This flexibility allow further types of attachments to be used including those that would allow a wide range of POV action cameras to be attached. A few are in development and/or testing at the moment.
The nuts will be replaced with nylock versions at a later date.
Further development of a base plate is also underway.
Right now the mount is absolutely superb. It has been fully tested on some really pushy water, both upright and upside down (edit to follow). Using any rear mount will have its risk but using one is left to the discretion of the paddler using one.
Visualise the whole system anodised and the whole design tighten up. It’s almost there.