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Old 01-08-2020, 08:32   #61
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Re: Helicopter Rescue, what would be acceptable to take from board?

I’de be very careful with anything using water resistant as a term, I’m not sure that would work at all. Lately I’ve had issues with things claiming IP65, rain ruins them.
For your use, I’d assume IP67 as a min, and I’d rather have better.
Amazon has some IP68 5tb drives
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Re: Helicopter Rescue, what would be acceptable to take from board?

Your right on that one.

Thats why the 5TB drive I mentioned needs the rubber sleeve glued on.
The seal on the port looks reasonable waterproof. Guess in a zip lock bag its really low risk.

When I mounted the drive in the "Icy box" case I had that open it looks reasonably tight & they, rather cleverly, used a cable to get the actual connector out of the box. In a limited amount of time there should not be to much water get wicked through that cable.
If the external connector dies during a rescue, who cares. You can still take the drive out and mount it in another drive case.

Lets hope neither one ever needs to prove their waterproofing ;-) I have no intention to need rescue ever.



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For your use, Id assume IP67 as a min, and Id rather have better.
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Re: Helicopter Rescue, what would be acceptable to take from board?

I know it’s more money, but I would rather have an IP 68 rated drive, than I had out a standard drive in a box.
It seems this data is really, really important so go for an actual waterproof drive.
Sealed or at least conformal coated components seem to live longer on a boat anyway.
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Re: Helicopter Rescue, what would be acceptable to take from board?

As a former helicopter pilot who did some search and rescue in the military it is your life
They will be worried about, there could be weight and balance or fuel considerations that limit time on site. But I think most crews would try to rescue a pet, if at all possible. Anything else may not make it aboard.

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Re: Helicopter Rescue, what would be acceptable to take from aboard?

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Hi,

I hope to never ever be in that situation. But, out of curiosity, say you where forced to be taken of the boat by helicopter.

Besides personal documents, are there any rules what one can take or not?
Would a 15" laptop in a waterproof float case acceptable?
Or a hard drive in a waterproof float case?

I'm getting some float cases right now in any case, but I'd like to hear from someone in the field what would be acceptable, so that I know if I better get a separate case for a separate hard-drive as it's smaller.

Thanks,

Fran
If you get rescued by helicopter there isn't anything you can take with you apart maybe your passport, credid card and a memory stick where copies of your documents and photos are stored?
Might be a bit different if you get rescued by ship and of course the specific conditions at the time.
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Getting wet is not the issue, hence the small float cases or waterproof drives.

Good info on the different hoisting approach.
The issue is survival at this point of time.
Depending of the situation everything else might be lost.
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