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Old 01 May 2013, 15:13   #21
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Cool stuff, there are things here I wouldn't have considered without a recommend. Any of these float?
Mine came with a floating strap, but to be honest I've never put it to test.
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Old 01 May 2013, 15:19   #22
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I reckon one of those inflating key fobs from dragon's den would work.
Now, has anybody experienced one of them working?
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Old 01 May 2013, 15:32   #23
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I reckon one of those inflating key fobs from dragon's den would work.
Now, has anybody experienced one of them working?
I had one fitted to my boat keys. It went off suddenly whilst I was motoring along in smooth seas. I thought I was going to need an underwear change.
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Old 01 May 2013, 15:51   #24
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Imagine if were in your pocket!!!!
Or for some reason you had it between your teeth.
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Old 01 May 2013, 17:43   #25
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Not sure what your budget is but I have just purchased a pair of Bynolit Searanger ll binoculars. They are RNLI issue so they must be decent.
Well chuffed with mine, clarity is amazing
We've been supplying those for years and never had any back. Same for Steiner but obviously a higher price poiint.
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ALDI sell these marine glasses from time to time for 70 pounds. Really clear, compass display and posh yellow floaty strap. I love mine and have had them for several years.
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Does anyone here use a pair of waterproof 8x - 10x with accurate in eye compass bearing display?
I'm looking for a pair that can be recommended. Usable at night too.
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Go for 7x50. Optimum for low light. BUT....

I have a pair of Bushnell binos with a built in compass, but don't use them as they get in the way. I prefer a simple pair of 7x50 with a hand bearing compass. In hindsight, I don't think I'd buy the compass binos again. They just dn't get used as I always pick up the old ones... which cost 5 in a charity shop.
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I'm still on my Aldi "Traveller" bins for the price amazing. If you don't use everyday well worth the money. Steiners or other quality might be better in long run.
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I think I'll stick with my monocular. It fits in my pocket so I don't have to go hunting for it.
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I think I'll stick with my monocle. It fits in my pocket so I don't have to go hunting for it.
Don't you find that the smoking jacket & silk cravat are a tad impractical for the boat though?
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