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Old 30 October 2007, 15:47   #11
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Freezer bags with the ziplocks really do work well - better than an aquapac and only about 5p each - and you can choose how much air you can have in them for floatation!!!

Ah .. such restraint codders ... a whole 8 posts
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Old 30 October 2007, 16:56   #12
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I thought I would keep you in suspenders...........
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When using our 1050 Ribeye up at the Yamaha Trade conference, my phone which is a LG Prada (Good phone, came in contract but looks rather camp) smashed against the deck while doing 65mph for about 10mins. After which I noticed what had happened and used this method. Works fine again now, just scratched to hell which is no big deal.
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Most electronic circuit boards are washed with water as part of the manufacturing process to clean off the flux (IPA is not friendly apparently so is no longer used and most flux can be washed off with water).

As highlighted, the real issue is salt. Not only is it highly corrosive but it forms crystals that short out the phone circuitry. I have successfully recovered one phone that got dunked in the sea by thoroughly washing it in water then drying it slowly in an oven at 50C. Another one I had no luck with.

Some of the smaller phones (razr style) with multiple screens have many intriquite connectors that simply don't get on well with salt and it's really difficult to get the copper sulphate off them once it's formed!
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Lost 2 phones so far (lose another the"ole lady" going to de*ut me). The last one had it lashed to the console, hit a nice wave, launch the rib and it broke the lanyard and it sailed never hitting the deck, it was so cool. We thought about looking for it but it is in 90 ft. of water. Wanted to take it back to nextel and tell them fix this. had bought replace insurance after losing the first one but when I went to replace the phone was told only had repair coverage. 2 weeks later and some hassle had a replacement, now I stow it below
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An ounce of prevention...

The pelican microcases come in a variety of sizes and are reasonably priced - definitely worth every penny. You probably won't be able to hear incoming calls with the phone in them though.

http://pelican.ca/cases_detail.php?Case=1020
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As highlighted, the real issue is salt. Not only is it highly corrosive but it forms crystals that short out the phone circuitry.
Its worst property is that its hygroscopic IMO
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What's wrong with plastic freezer bags??? They cost almost nothing - they make your phone float and they are waterproof - what more do you want?

Even better the phone stays in your pocket where it belongs so if you are thrown from the boat you still have some sort of comms with you.
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What's wrong with plastic freezer bags??? They cost almost nothing - they make your phone float and they are waterproof - what more do you want?

Even better the phone stays in your pocket where it belongs so if you are thrown from the boat you still have some sort of comms with you.
I find that they tear/puncture a little easily for my liking, but they do make alot more sense than the aquapacs.
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Something I gave done in the past. But most of the time I just bung my phone in a locker when I'm on the boat. I use a blue tooth headset and keep the phone in a locker. Then its only the £20 headset that gets ruined.
I have ruined a phone with just wet hands getting saltwater in to the keys.
I've also lost a mega expensive camera that was in a drybag because my son behind my back had been using the said drybag to store his chewing gum. Each time he opened the bag to get a piece of chewing gum he got more saltwater in the bag from his soaking neoprene gloves. I just couldn't believe it when I went to get the camera and my nice drybag was full of water. Luckily the insurance company paid for that one.

And for what its worth I think Aquapac should be called Aquacrap. There products of which I have bought a few last less than a year.
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