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Old 27 April 2010, 10:43   #11
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Hate to say it, but I've had several of these and have been using them for quite a while.We use them for loading fuel onto the tankers.
I think they are a waste of time for ribbing-the visors scratch very easily from even minor use and come partially disconnected from the hat without it being obvious they've done so.
This means when you push the visor back up it scratches itself on the inside of the hat making whole areas of them opaque.

I'm still using my old Chinese fighter pilots helmet though
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Old 27 April 2010, 10:44   #12
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Old 27 April 2010, 10:56   #13
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Hate to say it, but I've had several of these and have been using them for quite a while.We use them for loading fuel onto the tankers.
I think they are a waste of time for ribbing-the visors scratch very easily from even minor use and come partially disconnected from the hat without it being obvious they've done so.
This means when you push the visor back up it scratches itself on the inside of the hat making whole areas of them opaque.

I'm still using my old Chinese fighter pilots helmet though
Damn, doesn't bode well! I haven't see them in the flesh, picking up Friday from shop, but she said if I don't like the look of them they will refund me.

Jisms look good, have you got them and used them?
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Old 27 April 2010, 11:21   #14
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Not sure why you would want a helmet on a rib unless your doing safety boat stuff or want to pretend that your a lifeboat.

If you want something to protect your head get a decent canoeing or windsurfing type helmet and goggles - or don't be such a cheap git and buy a Gecko.
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Old 27 April 2010, 11:33   #15
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Not sure why you would want a helmet on a rib unless your doing safety boat stuff or want to pretend that your a lifeboat.

If you want something to protect your head get a decent canoeing or windsurfing type helmet and goggles - or don't be such a cheap git and buy a Gecko.
Not really the helmet that I'm after and jisms helmet (no pun meant!) is probably overkill.

I wanted something to stop salt spray in the face, I've been caught before and had 40 mins of lashing spray and rain in the face and it's painful! Sunglasses just didn't work.

Geckos are about 140, so for two, seems a lot for something I'd use once a season. Just exploring alternatives.
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Old 27 April 2010, 11:36   #16
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I do all my boating on the west of scotland and I have for years used a good pair of goggles and they have never failed me.
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Old 27 April 2010, 11:50   #17
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Funnily enough I ordered one of these today for my use at work as I have used them for years working on ships (mine was more than 5 years old and due for replacement)
I wouldn't say they would be suitable for use on a RIB even with a chin strap but it takes all kinds I suppose and there are no absolutes.
I can see a use for helmets on a RIB but not very often for me, but often enough that I have two geckos on order!
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Old 27 April 2010, 11:51   #18
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I do all my boating on the west of scotland and I have for years used a good pair of goggles and they have never failed me.
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Cheers Jambo. What sort are they, similar to ski goggles i presume? (Not swimming goggles, you would look a right one in them)
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what about them bike helmets where the whole front lifts up theymight be cool, i don't know what they are called tho but i think police wear them
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Cheers Jambo. What sort are they, similar to ski goggles i presume? (Not swimming goggles, you would look a right one in them)
Cheap ones are no use you need a good seal to keep your eyes safe from the salt.
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