I’m looking for the most secure option to stash an electronic key fob. Safest would be to leave it in the car and take a valet key on the water. I do have a valet key. Actually it’s just the sidewinder blade attached to a head. (You don’t want to lose a sidewinder key. They’re very expensive to replace and very few dealers or locksmiths have the laser machine to cut them.) I’ve used the valet key several times when I lost my keys. But on one occasion, the valet key absolutely would not open the door. After I found my keys and opened the door, the valet key then worked again. Something was blocking it electronically. I don’t want to run the risk of being stranded in some remote place with a nonworking valet key.
I also would not stash the fob under the car—can’t crawl under the car with people watching you at the launch.
Hence I have to take the entire fob with me on the water. I plan to put it in a waterproof case with two ziplock bags and clip it to a D ring inside my PFD pocket. Not in the hatch due to the risk of being separated from the kayak.
The Pelican Microcase is only waterproof to 3’. Two other choices I found: WITZ Keep It Safe https://amzn.to/3h7LTGk
Or Dripac KP01: https://amzn.to/3A5QFgr
I’m leaning toward the hard WITZ case. Any experience with these?
Anybody have any input on keeping a key fob safe if you must take it with you on the water IN YOUR PFD POCKET? NOT LOOKING FOR STORAGE IN HATCH OR COCKPIT.