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I learned years ago after storing my Nikon film camera bodies and lenses in boat cabins in nylon cases, that corrosion soon consumes expensive camera gear.

For the past four years I've kept my digital camera sealed in the underwater housing I use for scuba diving. The camera still looks and works like new. An added bonus is the topside protection while taking pictures in fog and sea spray. The accessory components are stored in a foam fitted Pelican case.


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The equipment would last longer if you stopped storing it in the bilge. I would agree with Ian... you need to have some way to store the equipment to help protect it from the humid/salt air. A pelican case with a dessicant packet in it is a good start.

That will be the ideal case, but spent the budget on the camera. Will have one before the big trip.

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I've lost many a camera due to that fact of sea air/water and the cameras do not mix well together at all. corrosion of the electronic innards by the salt air or water is the reason why. Dang It!! #$@%&*$#*!!
I do go without a camera for long periods of time for that reason. Then I get that bug to take some pictures and buy another one.
What I (we?) need is a water proof carrying case with silica gel for moisture control, to store the camera in. Along with multable safe places to sit the camera down for a couple of minutes.
I also have a long list to send to Santa Claus for Christmas. A very long list.
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I'm lucky enough to be able to write the camera stuff off, and occasionally, I get a prototype to test . . . .for freee! But so far, it seems that the sealed DSLR(like) are better on ocean. if you have to change a lens, like in a real DSLR, you're opening the entire guts to salt corrosion, more working parts, more problems. I keep my cameras in a special drawer that's isolated from the rest of the interior, a small .5 watt DC blower to exhaust air, and dissicants in it's own part of the drawer. So far haven't had any problems with DSLR(like) cameras, there's got to be another name for them, but the Merlot has fogged my fingers.

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Holy Cow! You DO have a LOT to be grateful for!
Yeah, he's really grateful that he doesn't look like any of his aunts.

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