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Old 09 May 2010, 13:16   #51
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Cost of Boat .... time ..... towing wagon .... petrol .... electronics .... proper clothing ... marina fees .... food for the day
that we are worried about the cost of Gecko's and wonder if we can afford them!
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Old 29 June 2012, 22:13   #52
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Mates, over on this side of the pond, here in warm and balmy Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, we just keep a dive mask and snorkel on board to get through the fast moving weather fronts that occur here. The rain is warm and at speed very cooling in the 80 degree F. weather. Of course most of the problem comes from the sun block running into your eyes blinding you. Damn, the curse of living in a semi-tropical environment.
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Old 30 June 2012, 04:24   #53
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Mates, over on this side of the pond, here in warm and balmy Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, we just keep a dive mask and snorkel on board to get through the fast moving weather fronts that occur here. The rain is warm and at speed very cooling in the 80 degree F. weather. Of course most of the problem comes from the sun block running into your eyes blinding you. Damn, the curse of living in a semi-tropical environment.
Or you could buy a Gecko....
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Old 30 June 2012, 05:39   #54
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I did in the end! There is no alternative.
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Old 30 June 2012, 06:05   #55
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There is no alternative.
We use GATH helmets and been very pleased. Customisable and light weight. Ultimately, may not be as strong or durable or industrial as a Gecko but for head butting and rain protection, they're fine.
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We use GATH helmets and been very pleased. Customisable and light weight. Ultimately, may not be as strong or durable or industrial as a Gecko but for head butting and rain protection, they're fine.
Sorry, no cheaper alternative as good.
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Sorry, no cheaper alternative as good.
What did you think of the Gath when you tried it?
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We use GATH helmets and been very pleased. Customisable and light weight. Ultimately, may not be as strong or durable or industrial as a Gecko but for head butting and rain protection, they're fine.
A a matter of interest what model price were they and where did you get them
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Old 30 June 2012, 14:34   #59
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A a matter of interest what model price were they and where did you get them
From PowerKiteShop. Cost IIRC - it was a couple or three years ago - was about 60 and change...72 now.

Looks like they've changed their line up slightly...ours was called the 'Safety' helmet then but now looks more like the 'Kitesurf Safety' ... I think the only difference is the 'Kitesurf' has removable/adjustable ear protection if you need easier comms with others, whereas the 'Safety' has integral moulded ear protection

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