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Old 10-08-2013
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Re: Which Smartphone for Sailing

Washing machine? A thousand year ago I sent a cheap Bulova Caravelle wristwatch through the wash, still in my bathrobe pocket. Once I snapped the crystal back on it ran just fine, but that doesn't mean this is a recommended procedure.

Standard advice, with good reason, from every (every!) electronics maker and repair shop, is if you get electronics wet, pull the battery AT ONCE to prevent damage. A particular device may or may not suffer immediate damage, but you've got no way to tell that unless you te$t a couple of them. And bear in mind, salt water is a much better electrolyte than the potable water in your washing machine. Much greater potential for damage.
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