How to Rig a Tripod to a Kayak

How to Rig a Tripod to a Kayak
Taking a kayak trip can be relaxing or exhilarating depending on the water, but what fun is it if you aren't able to share the experience with others or have something by which to remember it? Taking photos and video while on the trip are great ways to get a souvenir that will last forever. A tripod attached to your kayak and a waterproof camera are all that are needed to bring home the memories.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bungee cord
  • Tripod
Step 1
Wrap the bendable legs of a flexible tripod like the Gorillapod around the bungee cords across the front of the boat to keep it in place. Cords often are already attached to the front of kayaks to use for quick access to certain supplies. If not, there are eyelets to thread cord through.
Step 2
Attach a suction cup tripod to the side or top of the kayak. Moisten the inside of the cups to help them stay in place.
Step 3
Attach a basic small tripod to the front of the kayak with cord or bungee.
Step 4
Wrap the tie downs around the spreader bar that keeps the legs separated. If there isn't one, wrap the cord around the adjustment knobs that are normally used to lengthen the legs.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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