Thanks.. I'll ask Ed5000x about the bending camera arm. I'd like to be able to get the camera off my head. Yeah, I'm hoping to keep the weight down with the 1/2" PVC instead of 1", but most of the fittings are larger. The write up uses 1/2" for the frame, but the rod holders are kind of fixed. I'm tinkering with an idea for adjustable rod holders. We'll see how that pans out. That write up is for the Outcast FC4 Deluxe. I'll post up pics and my modifications, and new measurements geared towards the Cumberland float.
Stupid question.. but these wrap around frames like ours, do they ride down in the water? And, are they sealed off? In other words, does water enter the tubing of the frame? Like at the rod holder intersections? I don't think it matters.. but I wondered if it were sealed off, or even sectioned off, the air-filled bottom rail tubing would provide some added buoyancy? (at close to 250lbs, I'll take all the help I can get!)
I also was thinking last night about IN2DEEP's wheeled transport. I have extra PVC, and might try to rig up something quick & cheap, like a simple 1-wheel A-frame. I need to find a cheap, fat wheel that would be good in the sand. Cheap build, in case someone steals it. Maybe I could chain it to something near the launch point. We'll see...
I love tinkering with this stuff!! Thx.