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Waterproofing a compadre
Posted by: DigDugNY
Date: June 05, 2017 11:35PM
Looking to waterproof my compadre. Just curious what waterproof case and seals I should use for the coil connector and headphones. Also, what i have to do to make waterproof headphones work for it

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Re: Waterproofing a compadre
Posted by: REVIER
Date: June 06, 2017 05:33AM
Most just use a quality enclosure like an Otter Box and sealable marine clam ports...and epoxy.
Never seen a lot of mods with headphones but there are a couple, regular headphones can work but if you want to use actual waterproof types I assume you would need to adapt the plug to fit.

There are several vids on YouTube about doing this conversion, plenty of threads on most forums and here if you search.
Just Google "Waterproof Compadre" and you might be surprised at what comes up.

Here are a couple of set ups...,1867419,1942952

If I did one I would probably enjoy chest mounting the electronics and changing to a straight shaft to mount the coil for better maneuverability in the water.

"What if doing the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?”
F70, F2, Compadre, Mojave, Judge2 - 2018....Mostly just some clad so far...more to come!

Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 06/06/2017 05:50AM by REVIER.

Re: Waterproofing a compadre
Posted by: Old California
Date: June 06, 2017 08:52AM
Someone once put a Tesoro inside a headset, can't remember what model it was but it's something you may want to consider.

Good luck,

AKA..Paul (Ca)

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