First off, thanks to everyone that helped me pick out my DSLR (D200). I have a lot more confidence going into this purchase because of all the help everyone gave me. First, the easier question: Looking for a recommendation for a good tripod. Would be used mostly for portrait work, but I love the outdoors and shooting wildlife also. Should I get two different tripods for the different applications? What brands/models would you guys recommend? Second, the harder question: I want to mount several fixed mount monopods around my boat. I was thinking about buying several tripod heads and fabricate stainless fixed mount bases that will fit the heads. It's a marine application so all stainless/plastic construction would be required. Is there an existing marine system out there that would meet my needs? If not what brand/model of tripod head would you recommend?