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Old 20 February 2017, 04:18   #1
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Weatherproof storage pouch / pocket for console

Hi All,

Apologies if this has been covered before;

I'm thinking of installing a waterproof pocket / pouch on the side of the console - somewhere to store phones etc. - and would be keen to know if anyone else has done this. It would have the dual purpose of covering up some unsightly holes left in the face of the console

As far as I can see, my options include getting something custom fabricated (maybe the people who did my cover could knock something up) or buying off the shelf.

I did also wonder if the hypalon storage pouches fitted to the military Seariders would fit in that space - does anyone know where you can source these?



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Do you want 100% proof?
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Speak to Henshaws...they do a nice in Made to measure and at very reasonable prices...plus they can match any colour and type of Hyperlon... Having done loads for the Military over the years.
The only issue you'll have is what you consider waterproof?...youll still have to put vulnerable stuff in secondary containers...when the weather is Bad.
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Do you want 100% proof?
I'd be interested to see what my options are either way - if I went the custom route I'd imagined a pouch with an elasticated opening at the top, similar to the pockets you sometimes get on sailing dinghies. Very easy access but really not waterproof at all.

Thinking about it my priority is probably more about ease of access rather than fiddling around with buckles etc. and probably less concerned about 100% waterproofing. I tend to use the boat during good weather anyway, and if it is really peeing down I'll put my phone in the pocket of my sailing jacket...

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Speak to Henshaws...they do a nice in Made to measure and at very reasonable prices...plus they can match any colour and type of Hyperlon... Having done loads for the Military over the years.
The only issue you'll have is what you consider waterproof?...youll still have to put vulnerable stuff in secondary containers...when the weather is Bad.
Thanks! Will have a look at this.

As above, on reflection I think its more about convenient storage and access, and less about waterproofness!
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By the way,That looks one clean SR!
You can always fit the Hyperlon carry bags to the Tubes al'a Military spec
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i use one of these on the right of the dash round hatch with a waterproof bag fitted inside it. got it off ebay less than £20
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You can always fit the Hyperlon carry bags to the Tubes al'a Military spec
Thanks! Yes, I did think about getting something on the tubes, but I like the idea of using that space on the console. The other idea I had was to fit a waterproof USB socket either inside the bag / pocket, so that it's all nicely tucked away from spray etc., or maybe elsewhere on the console... Have a look at this: SC-USB-01 Waterproof Dual USB Charge Socket : SC-USB-01 Waterproof Dual USB Charge Socket (12-24V)

It's been nice having some time over the winter to tidy up stuff I couldn't get done last year. Gave the transom area the full OCD treatment recently - de-cluttered and removed a load of redundant fittings, need to fill the holes when I do my gel repairs:

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i use one of these on the right of the dash round hatch with a waterproof bag fitted inside it. got it off ebay less than £20
That looks really tidy! I would do this if I had some usable volume in the console, but it's a bit hectic in there at the moment so probably going to stick something on the outside. Cheers!
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what about a waterprof box such as a peli? lomo water sports do stuff also look at kayak stuff Rupes.
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