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Old 01 November 2010, 14:20   #1
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Cold water clothing, dry suit, floatation?

Hi again,

Now its getting colder i have begun to wear my drysuit in case the inevitable happens and i end up in the drink, also makes life easy for launcing etc, however, the wife, who comes out rarely wants to come out this week.

At this moment in time i said no, brave chap i hear you say, however my reason behind this is she has no clothing protection. As in she will be wearing warm clothes, which is great if you stay in the boat and dont get splashed but i'm worried in case she falls in, accident etc etc.

Whats the best to get for this time of year for her for safety reasons, dry suit, floatation suit (dont know much about these), etc etc.

Any thoughts would be great, obviously money will play a part, but ultimately if a dry suit is the best way to go, thats what it will be.
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I would go the dry suit route plus life jacket, ebay can be a source of dry suits and bunny suits.
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She not worth spending a couple hundred quid on a dry-suit then?

It's the only sensible option I think, can't see anything else protecting against cold shock or prolonged (ie more than 10-15 mins) immersion.

Saying that a wet suit could be a possible, much cheaper but not particularly suited to spending the day topside
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[QUOTE=martini;376932] She not worth spending a couple hundred quid on a dry-suit then?

Ha Ha,

Well.......... best not answer, she is sitting next to me.

For the odd trip out in the cold weather it seems expensive but thought this was probably the best option for safety etc.
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Bunny suits, wont the ears get wet...
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Yeah, but the tail...oh the tail....
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Ha Ha, I'll put the suggestion forward, might be waving one of these pretty soon though
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