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Old 21 September 2004, 20:07   #11
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Nasher,

I can't show you a photo because the boats down at the yard, but I use two 35mm film canisters to protect my two Garmin cable connectors. If you make a cable sized hole in the lids, then a slit from the hole to the edge, you can attach the lids permanently to the cables, just behind the connectors, with some waterproof sealant. (I used Sikaflex).

When your GPS is not in use, the cannisters are clipped on to the lids protecting the connectors. Remove the cannisters to connect the GPS and stick 'em in a pocket until you next remove your GPS. They're cheap, replaceable and effective.

I agree they're probably unecessary, but it makes me feel as if I'm doing the right thing!
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Old 22 September 2004, 03:34   #12
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Sorry.. not RIB related... but I just noticed your occupation!.. "A320"....."bus driver"....
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Old 22 September 2004, 04:48   #13
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I just spray mine with silicone spray every time I fit them, it works fine for the underwater kit at work so it should be fine for them.
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Old 22 September 2004, 04:58   #14
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I think you'll find the Garmin connectors are gold. They shouldn't corrode.
They certainly gunge up with green stuff
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Old 22 September 2004, 05:04   #15
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If ever asked, I used to tell people 'I work in aluminium tubing'. That was fine until I came across an inquisitive German in a bar in Munich. He was a metallurgist and wouldn't leave it alone! Now I just say I'm a 'bus driver'.

Frighteningly, my Garmin has a faster processor and more memory than the kit I work with every day.

I'm as grateful as ever to Lurcher for sending me the attached pic, titled 'just another day at the office'! Thanks sport!
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Old 22 September 2004, 06:42   #16
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They certainly gunge up with green stuff
Do they... must be some copper in there then.
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Nice pic. I hope it's landing rather that taking off
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Old 22 September 2004, 07:02   #18
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Nice pic. I hope it's landing rather that taking off
bet they wished it was too, but it was take-off.
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Old 22 September 2004, 07:17   #19
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Thats the funny thing, to get all this stuff certified for use takes so long that all kit used apart from Military (and even that is dated compared to home stuff) is ancient technology.
It is sobering to think that the PC you are reading this on is far more powerful than all the computer power that took men to the moon and light years ahead of the technology on the Space shuttle
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I used a film canister from 35mm roll which takes the plug and has a snap on cap you can seal the other end with sikaflex .
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