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Old 21 February 2017, 06:06   #21
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you could try dry suit pockets some have a velcro to stick to the console
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Old 21 February 2017, 11:49   #22
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Waterproof pouches.

Someone mentioned HENSHAWS for custom made waterproof patches. Where exactly can I find HENSHAWS. Anyone have a link? Cheers.
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Old 21 February 2017, 12:05   #23
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Kriega waterproof bags, with strap from the motorbike market. Also Ortlieb. Personal experience of both in torrential rain.

Plenty of waterproof phone mounts available + mounts from RAM.
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Old 21 February 2017, 16:56   #25
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I've never had a problem using my phone completely unprotected on the boat just being careful, and I do have a waterproof VHF for emergencies. This is really just a convenient pocket to store the phone in good conditions and within easy reach...
I've never hit the red button, but I kinda hope it works if I need it. But I carry a phone in a waterproof case as a backup in case the VHF fails. I know you can go overboard (pun not intended) with putting in redundent systems but your smart phone can be:
  • Backup Comms Plan
  • Means to tell shore contact safe and avoid a search
  • Weather station
  • GPS
  • Chart Plotter
  • Pilot
  • Camera
  • Document repository for instructions for engines etc
I'd not want to take the risk of it stopping working! That's before the tight Scotsman in me thinks about the financial outlay on replacing the phone.

But depending on your safety kit, in your pocket and waterproof maybe better - you know in-case you do a MustRib and go for a swim...

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Looking through ebay and at army surplus I stumbled across the following options:
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Not sure if this stuff would hold up to the marine environment very long but they will be under the boat cover when not in use and pretty cheap...
The issue may be that the fabric when damp under the cover will grow a lovely black poke-a-dot feature on it...
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Old 22 February 2017, 02:13   #26
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I've never hit the red button, but I kinda hope it works if I need it. But I carry a phone in a waterproof case as a backup in case the VHF fails. I know you can go overboard (pun not intended) with putting in redundent systems but your smart phone can be:
  • Backup Comms Plan
  • Means to tell shore contact safe and avoid a search
  • Weather station
  • GPS
  • Chart Plotter
  • Pilot
  • Camera
  • Document repository for instructions for engines etc
I'd not want to take the risk of it stopping working! That's before the tight Scotsman in me thinks about the financial outlay on replacing the phone.

But depending on your safety kit, in your pocket and waterproof maybe better - you know in-case you do a MustRib and go for a swim...



The issue may be that the fabric when damp under the cover will grow a lovely black poke-a-dot feature on it...
I totally agree with you about the phone - I use it for all those things and I can't argue at all with being careful. Let's say that this pocket is intended to be multi-purpose, and it could also hold the phone when at anchor on a balmy day!

I also agree about the fabric. Looking at halyard bags at the mo, they do look like a good option. Cheers!
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