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Maintenance Q & A — January 2004
By Capt. Ken Kreisler

PMY Tries...
Retractable Phone Tether
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• Battery Charging, Genset Troubleshooting
• Fix a Leaking Portlight, and more
• PMY Tries... Retractable Phone Tether

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• Maintenance Q&A Index

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.

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This article originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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