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Old 08 February 2014, 06:26   #11
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Cheers for that!
Mullion flotation suits certainly do look the business.
And reasonably priced as well.
Dont mind paying a bit extra for something that's going to perform well and last!
Got a number to call a supplier on Monday.
I will have a chat with them and take it from there.
Looks good though.
Many thanks.
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Old 08 February 2014, 11:23   #12
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I've just bought a 'Penn Waveblaster' flotation suit. Looks and feels like a quality piece of kit.I will be testing it out on The Mersey tomorrow, so will report how it performs in these challenging conditions.
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Old 08 February 2014, 13:52   #13
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I use motorcycle jacket and trousers from Aldi cost me 70 quid I think. If they are good enough for going down a motorway at 70 mph in the persisting rain then they are good enough for a rib They work great for me.
I'm with you steve. Motor bike gear works really well. Loads of reviews if you want to research expensive stuff but it's all designed to keep you dry faster than a rib can go in the persisting
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Old 08 February 2014, 13:57   #14
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I'm with you steve. Motor bike gear works really well. Loads of reviews if you want to research expensive stuff but it's all designed to keep you dry faster than a rib can go in the persisting
I commute every day on a bike. Currently I'm using a Dickies Flouro Builders jacket for waterproofing over my summer jacket(forthe protection). Works for me on my 50 mile commute.

I do use winter padded Bike trousers, though i Find they need reproofing to keep the water beading off and not sitting on the fabric.
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I will be testing it out on The Mersey tomorrow, so will report how it performs in these challenging conditions.
Where do you launch from; New Brighton Beach, the Marina, Liverpool Sailing Club?
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slipway in front of 'safe water training centre'
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I've got a Wirral Council Pass but I've never actually launched off the beach there. I'll have to give it a go soon.
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Conditions didnt allow for a launch, and by the time the weather settled down we were stuck into the new VHF/SRC Radio course. So the flotation suit stayed in its bag for another day!

Next time....!!
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Flotation suits I have used for many years for fishing off the beach in extreme weather conditions in the middle of the winter and they are nice and warm and waterproof, you can feel like you are cooking in them sometimes, even in the winter,

Thankfully I have not had the experience of seeing if they float in the water and I hope I never have to try it, I would go for a reputable brand, 2 many cheap ones on the market, I prefer a 2 part suit as it easier to put on and take off when required,

They can be a bit restricted when moving around and you can feel like the elephant man when you are walking up and down the beach to cast out,

Best warm Fishing clothing I have ever worn
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I prefer a 2 part suit as it easier to put on and take off when required,
Hmmm, that's the one good thing there is about them. They cost a lot more and don't offer much in the way of thermal protection if you ever do end up in the water, which is kind of the point of wearing one. The risk of wearing the trousers only at some point and then falling in, worries me a bit...

Mind you, they are popular
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