Looking for sugestions on how to carry a Pelican 1300 waterproof camera case on my Pungo 140. It carries a Digital SLR with a Telephoto lens. I'm 6'4' and can not comfortably use the removable dashboard that comes standard with the kayak as it is too confining. If the Tarpon's Slide Trax was seperately available (it's not ? ) and the mount could be modified (with wedges?) for the Pungo's hull shape, the dashboard accessory would be ideal as it's height above my legs would be great to mount the camera case. An adjustable, elevated dashboard is my goal.
I'm also considering a easily adjustable and removable suspended netting using rigging hooks placed around and under the forward lip of the cockpit.The camera case would rest in this "sling".
Any other ideas would be appreciated !
Coincidental this subject comes up. I recently purchased a 1450 case to hold a camera and will be looking for the best way to secure it to both a tarpon and a pamlico tandem. I have seen the Native tracks offered on austinkayak.com. Now as far as the Pelican boxes are concerned, if you are ok with drilling holes in them, there are a number of ways to attach them to a kayak. For years I have had a 1120 case for keys, wallet, or camera. I finally found that attaching those plastic J hooks to the sides allow for places for bungees to hold them down. I drill the holes small enough to catch the threads of the stainless steel bolts as well as use sealer. Then attach the nyloc nuts on the inside. I then have pad eyes attaches to the inside hull the same way to tie bungees to. These are lined up parallel to fit the box so I just slip the bungees over the hooks to hold the box down just in front of the seat. There is also a piece of cord tied to the handle with a carabiner on the other end to secure it to the boat around a seat strap or another pad eye installed somewhere. Installing pad eyes to the box would allow for bungees with hooks or carabeaners to be threaded through as an attachment system too.
Now of the box is to be dedicated to a kayak such as a tarpon, Bolting on some aluminem square channel to the bottom of a box that would span the track system and could be attatched useing long enough bolts ank brass track nuts is another way I thought about, but then the box is only good for kayak attatchment.