Q & A — January 2004
By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Can you hear me now?
Dropping your cellphone on land is usually no great shakes, but drop your phone off the side of your boat or into a full baitwell, and it’s goodbye Charlie. Just ask my buddy here at PMY, Capt. Patrick Sciacca, who after a weekend of fishing told me, “All I heard was `plop,’ and I knew it was gone.”
Now with Gear Keeper’s retractable tether, you needn’t worry about accidentally deep-sixing your cellphone ever again. This handy gadget clips onto your belt, pants, or pack strap, while the 25-inch Nylon-coated, stainless steel extension cord (with 60 pounds of breaking strength and a nine-ounce retraction force) attaches to your phone. I use mine whenever I’m aboard, whether on an assignment or not.
The retractable cellphone tether has a MSRP of $21.99. —K.K.
Hammerhead Industries Phone: (888) 588-9981. www.gearkeeper.com.
This article originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.