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Old 12-11-2019, 06:10 AM
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Never, never go on board a boat, your boat, any boat, with your cell phone in your shirt pocket. If you lean over the gunwale, even if you hadn't planned on it, bye, bye cell phone. Make it an important habit -- when you step aboard a boat, your phone goes in your pants (shorts, bathing suit) pocket.
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I had it happen one time while standing on the trailer over the water while cranking the boat on the trailer. It was my lucky day, my I-phone fell out of my shirt pocket and fell flat on top of trailer beam and didn't fall into saltwater. One in a million chances of that happening!!!

Hope you had insurance on your phone.
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Pics of wife in said bathing suit with pockets
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thanks Marty , I didn't know that
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Marty had a bad day... Hope your phone was backed up.
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Today on lessons we all learn but fail to remember in time. Sucks!
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Originally Posted by KeysMarty View Post
Never, never go on board a boat, your boat, any boat, with your cell phone in your shirt pocket. If you lean over the gunwale, even if you hadn't planned on it, bye, bye cell phone. Make it an important habit -- when you step aboard a boat, your phone goes in your pants (shorts, bathing suit) pocket.
Sounds like a good idea, whatever made you think of that ?
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Same advice applies when you are about to wipe the seat of a public toilet before sitting down. Or be sure to carry beach at all times so you can wash your arm after having to reach onto the bowl of a public toilet to retrieve your phone.
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This was a Public Service announcement.. We will now continue with our scheduled broadcast. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Old 12-11-2019, 09:24 AM
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UGH - I feel your pain.
To add to this public service announcement: I've had great luck with putting phones in a bag zip lock bag full of uncooked rice post submersion in water. Wife's "old" iPhone 5 went in the drink, were luck enough to pull it out quickly, but it still showed moisture inside the camera. Put it the rice bag overnight - moisture was gone and the phone was still working 1 1/2 years later when she traded it in.
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I’ve done this twice at the launch ramp. Fortunately, my iPhone is in a LifeProof case and was successfully retrieved both times with no harm to the device.
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Phones, when they sense water near, like to jump!
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what would we all do without the internet ?.
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Originally Posted by KeysMarty View Post
Never, never go on board a boat, your boat, any boat, with your cell phone in your shirt pocket. If you lean over the gunwale, even if you hadn't planned on it, bye, bye cell phone. Make it an important habit -- when you step aboard a boat, your phone goes in your pants (shorts, bathing suit) pocket.

No. Not for me.

Phone doesn't go in any pocket on boat. Neither does wallet.


I've seen rods go over the side. Any hesitation in going over the side after them to take a phone out your pocket could result in losing a expensive rod and reel.

Fishing with a buddy of mine , saw him take his phone out of his pocket dive and swim down 10 ft and get a $$$ rod/reel before it sunk out of sight. I know he did that one other time at least as well when a kid left baited rod unattended.

Once I had to jump in the water to get a push pole I was drifting away from..... And needed pole to get out of the marsh. Wind was too strong for trolling motor. That killed the phone in my pocket. I sunk in mud up to my thighs.

So I take my phone and wallet out and put them in the console.



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You need deeper pockets. Lol I have some old pants that anytime you sat down the phone damn near fell out onto the floor.
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You would have a better day if you left the phone in the car. Enjoy the boat and a beautiful day on the water. I ran boats for years with no cell phone aboard, just the VHF and oddly I survived. A lot of people have major anxiety when they don't have a phone on their hip these days and that's a shame. A buddy of mine was coming down to a meeting that was 40 miles from his home. He got 35 miles down the road realized he left his phone home and backtracked to get his phone. Would you do that?
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I put my FULLY CHARGED phone in a waterproof ziplock bag and leave in console or bag in boat - dont carry on me in boat or launching and retreiving - it could fall out or get wet.

I also always tell passengers to take phone out of pockets and leave in a bag in boat when launching/retrieving - several times they tripped or slipped at ramp and phone submerged and killed - a memorable outing for the wrong reason!

I take phone with me for safety reasons but usually mute it so I can enjoy being on the water.
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I don't think I own a single shirt with a pocket.
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"A lot of people have major anxiety when they don't have a phone on their hip these days and that's a shame. A buddy of mine was coming down to a meeting that was 40 miles from his home. He got 35 miles down the road realized he left his phone home and backtracked to get his phone. Would you do that?"

I left mine at home yesterday, remembered too late to go back for it. At work without it all day and it did feel strange, and I'm the least device addicted person ever!
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Passshaw. That’ll never happen to me....

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