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Old 16 October 2013, 20:39   #441
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I used to have one. Still might somewhere in the garage but the cuffs and neck seals had gone and was looking scruffy too. Might have to dig it out one day.
I'm a bit lost on this one.....
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Old 17 October 2013, 05:42   #442
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...whilst the two piece Fladen seems to be much more water proof. Maybe because the salopet trousers give you an extra layer on the front?...
That makes sense. There are some good things about them too of course. They are very comfortable to wear, can be adjusted to allow ventilation or not, they have many pockets for personal kit/food and they provide some protection against bumps etc.

The downside of your two piece is that rated survival times in the water are DRASTICALLY reduced.
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Old 17 October 2013, 14:21   #443
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To be Honest Mrs Maxi and Hadd's Kath were Rock Solid!!
And Ginny did the whole trip without a Gecko!
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Old 17 October 2013, 16:51   #444
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On the way across to Cherbourg I used my 7 year old Fladen 2-piece flotation suit (cost about 80) - it's still waterproof and would have kept me dry if we hadn't taken a wave such that the water went straight down my neck. As per Hightower, if anything it was too warm! For anyone thinking of what to buy for their 1st waterproofs I can't recommend them enough. fantastic value for money.
On the way back I used my Helly Hansen Ocean Drysuit (cost about 600) - it kept me dry but not as warm, and is certainly more hassle to get on and off - and taking a comfort break in choppy conditions in a drysuit is almost impossible!
Many of the lads I work with offshore know precisely how to warm up a dry suit and take a comfort break at the same time.....
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Or you could just get a dry suit with a relief zip!
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Old 18 October 2013, 08:05   #446
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Or you could just get a dry suit with a relief zip!
Or one of these
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Or one of these
That really doesn't sound great.

" A short length of flexible, anti-kink, wide bore hose connects to a quality penile sheath via a positive snap connector. "
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That really doesn't sound great.

" A short length of flexible, anti-kink, wide bore hose connects to a quality penile sheath via a positive snap connector. "
You get to like it after a while See rule #4
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" A short length of flexible, anti-kink, wide bore hose connects to a quality penile sheath via a positive snap connector. "
Don't f'k about, go and have a bag fitted.
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Hmmm. Tubes, bags, what next, nappies? Just get a drysuit with a zip!
Do any Cherbourg goers have any pictures of Yorkie? In my collection of RIB photos I have loads of other ribs but none of our own!
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