I can thank Railblaza for weaning me off my RAM mount addiction by introducing their starport mounting system to the market a year or so ago, though it took me a while to figure out how good it really was. While intrigued when I first saw them it wasn't until I started hearing rave reviews from field reports that I really started paying attention. All but one RAM mount has been removed from my Adventure Island (Sounder mount), but I'm tempted to go ahead and switch that over to. Not only have I replaced all of my RAM mounts for each of my mounted cams (all 3 of them) with Railblaza booms, I've even added one of their rod holders to compliment the extender tubes and Bullhorn rod holders I'm so attached to.
I mounted this with Railblaza's sideport, which is an excellent alternative when mounting sideways to a surface makes sense (such as the inside of a pocket on a Hobie kayak, for example). In my case I needed an extra holding device for the tri-purpose of carrying a 3rd rod upright while carrying the kayak (bullhorns aren't usually a good option for this), also to be used for stowage of a gaff hook or fishing net, as well as a surrogate rod holder for drifting and live baiting with more than one rod (extender tubes aren't a good option for this). I had to mount the starport with well nuts in this instance (placing it between the rod extender and bullhorn), which would be madness for a rod holder in normal circumstances. I'll never be using it for trolling (thats what the Bullhorn is for) but it will be very handy for bottom bashing, or as extra storage.
I have my rear-mounted cam attached to a Cameraboom 600, fitted into a starport that I have installed into the rear hatch. This gives me a great variety of potential camera angles from the rear, which I plan to use to great effect in my upcoming documentary. My forward deck mounted cam is attached to a camera boom 150, which gives me a great forward shooting angle, as well as allowing quick rotation, for whenever it makes sense to shoot in front of the kayak.
My side-mounted cam is also fixed to a camera boom 600 (pictured top), mounting to a 32-41mm railmount starport (which Railblaza developed specifically for the Hobie Adventure Island). This to gives me a wide variety of possible shooting angles, and is much easier to adjust on the fly than any of the RAM variants I have tried. I'm confident all of these mounts will hold up really well in my upcoming expedition and will also help provide the optimal viewing angles for any given shot.