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Old 24 August 2014, 06:11   #31
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Ok, I'll admit it, I don't test my new flares, but I do basic checks on my gear and make sure my boat hasn't got a hole in it before I set off!!!! I've also been know to manually inflate a new life jacket to make sure that doesn't leak too.

I should point out that once you set a flare off they are a bugger to find and never work as well again, other things are easier to test
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Old 24 August 2014, 06:42   #32
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Use a bit of common lads. If the foldy type only have a couple of folds, they're not gonna keep much out. If they are well folded and tight, they should be good up to, but not including full submersion. I wouldn't trust one on deck for a lengthy passage when some sea is likely. Ideal for a sunny jolly to the beach.

In years gone by, we've used rubble sacks taped up with gaffer tape, then stuffed them in the console. It worked. Tuff plastic storage boxes with taped on lids are OK, as long as they're strong enough not to crack when bounced about.
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Old 24 August 2014, 07:30   #33
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Use a bit of common lads. If the foldy type only have a couple of folds, they're not gonna keep much out. If they are well folded and tight, they should be good up to, but not including full submersion. I wouldn't trust one on deck for a lengthy passage when some sea is likely. Ideal for a sunny jolly to the beach.

In years gone by, we've used rubble sacks taped up with gaffer tape, then stuffed them in the console. It worked. Tuff plastic storage boxes with taped on lids are OK, as long as they're strong enough not to crack when bounced about.
The Bouncing about bit....for any and all kit is to absolutely avoided.And is easily sorted by by some decent "Padeye's" securely fitted to the Deck,and a Good Strong elasticated Cargo Net!or Two
Simply THE BEST bit of kit you will ever get for load carrying!
On Rough weather passages it's a must! And a big safety bonus too!The last thing you want
is trying to secure loose kit in a BIG Sea!
As for waterproof containers I have some peli's for valuables..some Quality fold over dry bags which I then put inside Large 1.6mx.8m really Heavy duty black bags and tape em up.
I pay 1.00 ea for these and they Work!.....
Anybody need want some let me know.
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Old 24 August 2014, 07:41   #34
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Yea agree with Mollers on this one Ouse goo dry bags inside heavy poly bags taped and have the cargo net.


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Old 24 August 2014, 08:18   #35
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The Bouncing about bit....for any and all kit is to absolutely avoided.
We're a bit more extreme down this way. If we lashed our kit down to a point where there was zero movement, it would risk damaging stuff with bar tight lashings.

BBQs are the PITA. Mine has it's owned dedicated rubble bucket drilled for drainage.
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We're a bit more extreme down this way. If we lashed our kit down to a point where there was zero movement, it would risk damaging stuff with bar tight lashings.

BBQs are the PITA. Mine has it's owned dedicated rubble bucket drilled for drainage.
Extreme? ...Oh yeah...I forgot about your Oppo loosening YOUR Jerry Cans overboard last year!
You ought to try it..That's the whole point of using "elasticated Cargo nets"..It works!
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At last years Southampton Boat Show, I purchased a couple of bags from Overboard.
The large one I have used as a large general bag, never really exposing it to harsh or very wet conditions.
Today, I needed somewhere to keep an IPhone and car keys whilst out on the water.
Waterproof, my ass!! I now have a dead iPhone and key fob is drying out!
I shall be visiting the stand in September for reimbursement of the damages .....
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So how do you expect to prove that the phone was in the bag at the time it was damaged.
They may replace the bag as a goodwill gesture but the phone I'm sure you will no have leg to stand on.
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Ok, I'll admit it, I don't test my new flares, but I do basic checks on my gear and make sure my boat hasn't got a hole in it before I set off!!!! I've also been know to manually inflate a new life jacket to make sure that doesn't leak too.

I should point out that once you set a flare off they are a bugger to find and never work as well again, other things are easier to test
Class answer absolutely pissing myself
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I bought a Lifeproof and tested it as instrutions, but when a took a dip dinghy sailing it leaked and killed my iphone
I now use my one Idry or have bought some of these which are cheep and work well 6M WATERPROOF DIRT SNOW PROOF TOUCH PROTECTIVE CASE COVER FOR IPHONE4 4S 5 BLUE | eBay
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I bought a Lifeproof and tested it as instrutions, but when a took a dip dinghy sailing it leaked and killed my iphone
Just out of interest, did you buy it direct from LifeProof (genuine), or was it a cheap one from EBay (impressive looking fake)?

There are a lot of knock off out there, which are tempting but I wouldn't trust them! As far as I know there is nowhere selling cheap genuine LifeProof cases.
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