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Old 17 January 2005, 11:56   #11
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Old 17 January 2005, 12:56   #12
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Thanks everyone - I’m still not sure about the colour - torn between white and orange.

Louise - I think I’m going to get a clear full length visor. I don't think the tinted ones offer any UV protection so sun glasses would be needed anyway. What colours yours by the way?

How about a RIBnet version...
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Old 17 January 2005, 13:11   #13
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What colours yours by the way?
White. Goes with anything so if/when you change your boat you'll still look cool!

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Nice idea! But I reckon, now it's become 'commercial', we should get paid for advertising the site!
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Old 17 January 2005, 13:19   #14
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For whats its worth

Most of the RNLI i have seen are White, i think, i would go for white. Just had a quick look on some of the regional RNLI websites, as i said for what its worth
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Old 19 January 2005, 16:15   #15
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Don't want to put a damper on all this enthusiasm- but the rib looks so small
iI think you would need a microscope to find it first ... let alone the colour..

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Old 19 January 2005, 16:25   #16
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and another point. -- Visors - what about shoulder pads, knee supports, back supports , front padding, back padding, jock straps as well while you are at it. The joy of ribbing is to be in PAIN after 30 minutes of being bashed all over the place. MInd you , I l do love my cabin.......

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Old 19 January 2005, 16:46   #17
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Don't want to put a damper on all this enthusiasm- but the rib looks so small I think you would need a microscope to find it first ... let alone the colour..

Perhaps, but that little boat gets up to some real adventures and seems to clock up more sea miles that most of the Gin Palaces sat in marinas around here.

check out his web site.

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Orange with a half visor, that way no spray in your eyes but you still get the taste of the salt!
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Blaze orange will give the highest visibility under any number of conditions. (my photoshop skills are marginal at best)
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I have no particular view on which colour to choose, but......... on the visor front......
My Geckos originally were bought with full-face visors. I found out though that when I really needed to wear the helmet, it was invariably at a time when the muck and bullets were flying, and that with my increased breathing and talking rate, the visor easily steamed up. And who can be bothered to keep coating the visor with Holts whatsitstuff? Raising it slightly, as Louise suggested, never really worked from me as the next slam down of the boat would cause the visor to snap shut, and so we went round the loop again.
Eventually I had one helmet changed to half-visor and have never regretted it. The main purpose for me is to maintain visibility. Oh all right, all right, so as I can carry on smoking at the same time then, as well.

But one good piece of advice from Louise though is definately to keep your studs greased. You never know do you?
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