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Old 20 January 2005, 05:33   #21
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......... so as I can carry on smoking at the same time then...........
I wonder if you have unwittingly come up with a new invention how about a visor with an extra long beak that allows you to keep your fag (cigarette to Americans on here) dry If Gecko take this idea up I want 50%.

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Old 20 January 2005, 05:54   #22
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Black is the easiest colour to see.

Thats why the offshore racing marks are now painted black. It stands out on the horizon much clearer than anything else.

Even at night is still is easier to see.

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Old 20 January 2005, 08:24   #23
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Hi Chris
Those would be the stealth marks that the racers come and ask the safetyboat crews where they laid then then.
To see things against the horizon you need to level or below it do you not?

Lum Yellow or Orange is in my view the best and make sure that the studs that hold the visor on will break free if you go overboard - naught like the bucket effect to break you neck!
NB the issue MOD kevlar will stop a high velocity round but will your neck handle the whiplash!!
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They are pretty good I find.

I think you`ll find the scenario you describe is mainly down to the cornish influence in the dinghy sailers in Plymouth.

Why do think I never went sailing in Plymouth? The though of walking into a bar after sailing and going 'alright me lurver' scares me! (particularly in some parts of Plymouth!)

The black pyramid buoys are best that RPCYC use.
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i had a full face visor and found it a bit difficult to use the mic for the radio.

got all the different visors, but generally tend to keep the darkest one on all the time, except at night. mind you, wearing one with ski goggles as my mate does has its advantages too.

would definately reccomend getting one of the fleece balaclavas for under so you dont get nice imprints on your head.

An issue that has been mentioned before is that wearing a gecko does tend to make you feel a bit "invincible" in rougher weather so, just be carefull folks!
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Boys? Why on earth would you want a yellow or an orange helmet unless you are either 1. Bob the Builder , or 2. A JCB enthusiast ? maybe there is a cornish infulence i am clearly missing.

You blatantly want a nice navy one like mine with a dark visor to look ultra cool in, now with a small union jack stcker on the back...

Ok boys, now ive said it let the abuse fly!

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Who on earth would go for dark blue?

Its not this years colour at all. How out of date are you? Just not Gucci.

Nevermind somebody has to keep BHS in business!

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If you are in the deep and sticky after going overboard a bright colour is easy to spot.
Don't want the epitaff to read "We couldn't see him in the water but but he looked cool!"
Chris,
Which bars were you frequenting in your student days????!!!!
As for the buoys comments heard all round the country.
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If you are in the deep and sticky after going overboard a bright colour is easy to spot.
Don't want the epitaff to read "We couldn't see him in the water but but he looked cool!"
Chris,
Which bars were you frequenting in your student days????!!!!
As for the buoys comments heard all round the country.
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I'd just like to clarify that I didn't go into any of the "wrong bars" that i'm sure Plymouth has. (This is an assumption and not based on any sound knowledge.)

Plus if you factor in the quality of powerboat drivers that Plymouth seems to produce (look at me!) I'd rather look cool and drown than become fish food, rescued in small pieces!

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