The plastic bottle tripod

From my experiments with underwater tripods I learnt that weight is more important than a wide base for maintaining stability. This is version two of my plastic bottle tripod which I deployed in a gull colony and was pleased with the results. Construction notes:

  • Painted 1.5L orange juice bottle (thx Charlies Orange Juice)
  • Slit down the side for inserting 5kg of dive weights
  • Washers on either side of screw through lid help with stability (flexible plastic lids introduce some wind wobble)