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Old 05 March 2011, 05:32   #1
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Hi guys
I am looking for 2 kids drysuits aged 7 & 9
they come on the boat and are moaning and unhappy that they are freezing.
As I wear a drysuit I feel it's only fair that now they are bigger, they should have the opportunity to stay warm and snug.
Hopefully they will enjoy the experience instead of not wanting to come out with us.
Hoping there are two out there tucked away in a garage shed etc.
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Old 05 March 2011, 06:23   #2
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We have just bought our kids 12 and 15 drysuits .
They are gul ones and in the sale they were 205 each .
So if you don't find any second hand ones there are some not bad deals out there .

http://www.bosuns.co.uk/store/articl...aid=1287&Menu=


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Old 05 March 2011, 06:45   #3
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Over the years I've sourced quite a few Drysuits for the smaller Nashers.

Obviously they grow out of them every couple of years so I've never gone to the expense of buying new.

They quite often come up on Ebay and I've had some good buys that way, and also sold a couple on when they've got too small.

However I found the best way is via anyone you know that belongs to local sailing clubs where kids sail dingys a lot.

They tend to do the rounds being passed on every year or so to younger kids, but often the reality is that they actually get very little use indeed. However it can be difficult to 'liberate them' from the tight knit community.

The smallest Nasher(12) will probably need a replacement for later this year so I'll be looking again all Summer.

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Old 05 March 2011, 06:46   #4
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Hi guys
I am looking for 2 kids drysuits aged 7 & 9
they come on the boat and are moaning and unhappy that they are freezing.
As I wear a drysuit I feel it's only fair that now they are bigger, they should have the opportunity to stay warm and snug.
Hopefully they will enjoy the experience instead of not wanting to come out with us.
Hoping there are two out there tucked away in a garage shed etc.
Regards
Deb
Dry suits aren't the most comfortable, and probably require adult intervention for entry and exit (certainly for 7 yr old if not the 9) as well as quickly being outgrown and the seals / feet being vulnerable to damage. So, I'd consider looking at flotation suits which are cheaper, warmer, most robust, etc. Of course its the extremities that get cold first so hat, good cloves, and something like a buff (or sailors towel scarf thingy!) to stop spray going down their necks would be important too.
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Old 05 March 2011, 08:08   #5
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I would second the flotation suit.

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Old 05 March 2011, 11:47   #6
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Thanks guys, this has given me alot to consider.
Floatation suit seems a good idea but they also do alot of other water sports i.e gorge walking and sailing.
I will scout around for used ones and ask friends from kids club.
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Thanks guys, this has given me alot to consider.
Floatation suit seems a good idea but they also do alot of other water sports i.e gorge walking and sailing.
I will scout around for used ones and ask friends from kids club.
Thanks again
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Oh OK if you are doing stuff where its normal to enter the water then a dry suit or wet suit is more practical than a float suit.
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Hi
I've got a Gul childs size small. Only used a couple of times before outgrown.
neoprene neck and wrist seals and latex boots.
I am looking for 100
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Old 10 March 2011, 11:56   #9
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I've got a Gul childs size small. Only used a couple of times before outgrown.
neoprene neck and wrist seals and latex boots.
I am looking for 100
George
Hi George
that sounds great do you have photos? Could you email me some.
Also as you are so far way any chance you could check out postal costs.
Thanks immensely
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[QUOTE=dbz1111;392006] Hi George
that sounds great do you have photos? Could you email me some.
Also as you are so far way any chance you could check out postal costs to Ll 28 4HW
Thanks immensely
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