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Old 05 May 2012, 15:39   #1
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First Outing

Well despite the weather I took the Aerotec out on our first run -- wow !
Really pleased with the sib and its performance, despite the 10 knot limit in Poole we had aa lot of fun.
Went out past the chain ferry to give it some gas but it was pretty lumpy seas so we wimped out ( c'mon guys first outing ).
What do people wear on there feet as I had crocs on and my feet were bl** dy freezing.
Looking forward to next blast.
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Old 05 May 2012, 15:48   #2
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What do people wear on there feet as I had crocs on and my feet were bl** dy freezing.
I have had a pair of these for 3yrs now and they are great. Typhoon Rock Boots, Dive Boots, with & without Neoprene Socks @ Blue Water Sports
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Old 06 May 2012, 03:53   #4
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I have a pair of gill welly boots, bought from eBay for about thirty pounds, perfect for keeping my feet dry!

I was out for my third or fourth trip out in the zodiac in Poole harbour 2 Fridays ago, we launched from rockley park (camping there for week) and went down as far as the chain ferry, we didn't nose out as the weather was definitely on the turn again, it was the only day all week it hadn't rained! Coming back up the harbour it was definitely lumpy, took a good soaking all the way back until obviously we recovered and the sun popped back up, certainly the trip up the harbour was hard work, up and down like yo yo's all the way back.

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Old 06 May 2012, 05:46   #5
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I have a pair of gill welly boots, bought from eBay for about thirty pounds, perfect for keeping my feet dry!
Agreed - wellies and thick socks for me and Mrs GJ0KYZ. She looks quite cute in her wellies and duffle coat actually; a bit like Paddington.
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LOL Mrs nwc looks much the same in her wooly hat and mittens....she's not much of a one for wet weather and cold, definitely suggest welly boots for a sib though, I got some secondhand musto salopettes from eBay as well for about $35 and Velcro them as tight as possible round the boots generally they keep me pretty dry, even when I'm being incompetent launching the boat!

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took a good soaking all the way back until obviously we recovered and the sun popped back up, certainly the trip up the harbour was hard work, up and down like yo yo's all the way back.

Nick
In a SIB you can cheat and run very close to Brownsea / round the back where it is generally a lot smoother .

Good result for DEK - great bit of kit he has there
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Hi
PeterM we had a little bimble around the back of brownsea and up to arne keeping in the channel.Tried to go around rear of brownsea back to baiter and nearly ran out of water.I clearly need to pick your brains when we meet!
Aerotec is great fun but an initial money pit as now am saving for handheld VHF, vhf course and coastal flares.Afraid I will be piggy backing on sibfest trip for a month or two.
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I wasn't sure if you could get at the back of brownsea so we kept in between the moored boats and the island which was fine, it was more crossing over the channel to follow up to rockley park, that was really quite hard work, at times it almost felt like we where going backwards, and up and down at the same time!

Definitely back on the list again for summer, rockley park is a nice place to camp cheap as chips outside school holidays, $55 for 5 nights camping including electric hook up and access to all the entertainment and pool etc, and a nice bar selling lovely san Miguel!

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I have had a pair of these for 3yrs now and they are great. Typhoon Rock Boots, Dive Boots, with & without Neoprene Socks @ Blue Water Sports
These look pretty good.
Are they completely waterproof even when fully submerged?
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