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    How are you mounting the camera to your boat? It was pointed out to me that the floatie back will not float the camera and the suction cup mount. If the suction cup lets go the camera will sink if it is still attached. Not such a big deal in water where you can see the bottom. In our muddy ass lakes around DFW if the water in more than 8 inches deep you can't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    How are you mounting the camera to your boat? It was pointed out to me that the floatie back will not float the camera and the suction cup mount. If the suction cup lets go the camera will sink if it is still attached. Not such a big deal in water where you can see the bottom. In our muddy ass lakes around DFW if the water in more than 8 inches deep you can't find it.
    walmart sells a life jacket for kodak cameras, I use the suction cup adapter but have the little life jacket attached also
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    I zip tied the little key floats to mine

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    I have hooked a lanyard to mine and connect it to someplace as a safety (just in case)
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    Suction cup. If installed correctly it will not move.

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    X2. Mine has been 130+ multiple times in multiple locations on my Z06, WOT in Billy B's K boat. I think the paint would pull off before the cup failed.
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    David( AKA Sofakingfast ) showed me a trick this weekend at AHA. He put a beer coozie around the suction cup mount along with the backpack float. They were riding a stand up and it came off a couple of times and the whole thing stayed afloat. That is what I am going to do to mine....Hal

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    heres a pic of the jacket

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    Quote Originally Posted by blender over View Post
    Suction cup. If installed correctly it will not move.
    Having worked in the Motion Picture industry for 43 years before retiring and having used 'real suction cups' I call total bullshit! Every suction cup got a heavy dose of duct tape, a safety cable and a at least one hardmounted grip arm to whatever camera was mounted. The little Kodak life jacket looks like a cool deal, gonna get one for my GoPro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo143 View Post
    Having worked in the Motion Picture industry for 43 years before retiring and having used 'real suction cups' I call total bullshit! Every suction cup got a heavy dose of duct tape, a safety cable and a at least one hardmounted grip arm to whatever camera was mounted. The little Kodak life jacket looks like a cool deal, gonna get one for my GoPro!
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    I must trust mine too much, the floating device is kind of a cool extra insurance.

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    i use a foam beer coozie as well. i punch out the bottom of the coozie and slide it onto the arm of the suction cup mount. then i suction it to both my buggy and my boat. I have never had it come off. I did some videos where i suctioned it to the front of an airchair and it popped of once or twice with that due to the air chair board not having a glossy finish.

    anyway as long as you toss it in the water and it floats with what ever you attached to it you should be good to go.. try to pick a bright color though
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    not sure if this will work but here is the video

    maybe this will work too

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    Thanks for all the great ideas. I think I am going to try the 2 key floats zip tied to it. If not that then the beer koozie.

    Outlaw, I have one of those life jackets that came with my older water proof camera. I'll may try it as well. How do you have it attached so it does not flop around and make a bunch of noise?

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    Make sure you test what ever you use
    Before it falls off the boat

    I put it around the mount the tighten the
    Strap just like a life jacket
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