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Old 28 October 2011, 20:01   #1
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Hi Guys,

Never used one before but the theory behind it looks good and cheap enough to give it a try!

5.89 Delivered

Just thought I'd share!
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Old 28 October 2011, 21:32   #2
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There have been a few discussions on here about them...of which, I think the consensus seemed to be that they were well worth the money. I think I recall someones expensive phone (in a drypack) being saved from the murky depths.

Been meaning to get a few, so thanks for the reminder!
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Old 29 October 2011, 03:14   #3
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My first one activated (in my dry bag in the garage) about two hours after I had stupidly left the keys in the ignition whilst I hosed the rib down. The second one went off when we were having a particularly splashy trip in the solent. So they do work but I've gone back to a cork for the keys.
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I don't have any floaty things on my keys. It's all about getting into a good habit

When in the ignition the lanyard is secured around the helm and when with me they are either in a zip pocket or fastened to my belt clip. Never lost them yet
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Check the reviews for them. Earlier stock had a high failure rate.

The other issue is their rating. They are rated for a kilo at the surface. There is a short delay on the trigger mechanism, so if you loose something in 20m, it will lift, what, 334g? If it fires.

FWIW, someone gave me two. I gave one away and still have the other. I don't use it
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I don't have any floaty things on my keys. It's all about getting into a good habit

When in the ignition the lanyard is secured around the helm and when with me they are either in a zip pocket or fastened to my belt clip. Never lost them yet
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Yep, probably

But I'm less likely to put a ruddy BIG cork in my pocket and hence drop it in the abundance
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Hi Guys,

Never used one before but the theory behind it looks good and cheap enough to give it a try!

5.89 Delivered

Just thought I'd share!
6.30 Delivered but still cheap, my mate paid 11 for the one .
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I have two, but word of warning, one went off a while ago from splashing and the balllon had a slight hole in it, so of course if it had dropped in the water everything would have been lost.

Waterbouy sent me a new one free of charge but i'm not convinced they will work every time. Nothing beats a cork..
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6.30 Delivered but still cheap, my mate paid 11 for the one .
Showing as 5.89 Delivered for me?

Thanks for the advise guys
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