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Old 05 April 2016, 02:42   #21
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I think i might mail them and see what they can suggest. I have turned up a few more options.

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if your buying a wet suit [3mm] just remember wind chill after she gets wet lavacore suit at around 150 against a surface dry suit say crewsaver 225.
i got my wife a typhoon dry suit with plenty of layers underneath warm as toast.
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if your buying a wet suit [3mm] just remember wind chill after she gets wet lavacore suit at around 150 against a surface dry suit say crewsaver 225.
i got my wife a typhoon dry suit with plenty of layers underneath warm as toast.
Neck seal is the issue with a dry suit as that was my first suggestion

Still don't quite understand how exactly the lava core suit works.
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Old 05 April 2016, 03:11   #23
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Neck seal is the issue with a dry suit as that was my first suggestion

Still don't quite understand how exactly the lava core suit works.
you can buy neck rings if the seal is an issue 2 mm neoprene seals are more comfy than latex get the seal cut to a comfy size and invert seal inwards plenty of talc to stop chafing.
you can buy semi dry wet suits too they have seals to stop water flushing keeping a layer of water next to the skin for longer.
but as with all suits wind chill can ruin the day sailing suits might produce something to suit her.but if your going to get wet all day dry suit for me IMO.
KAYAK sites might have something too.
lavacore is just a bratherble fabric they are making drysuits out of the same type of material now days but you still have to control water ingress and flushing which each time takes warmth away from the body if not controled by seals.
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Old 05 April 2016, 04:00   #24
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Neoprene neck seals are quite comfy ,,,, and Otter do silicon ones which are supposed to be very comfy ,,,, may be a bit pricey for a surface drysuit though - worth asking JJ up there what he can do for a cheaper suit.
http://www.drysuits.co.uk
IMHO your other half won't thank you for a wetsuit after her first cold wet trip out ;-)
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My missus has a typhoon surface dry suit with neoprene neck seal, warm, dry & comfy even after 12hrs.


Sh1t happens
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My missus has a typhoon surface dry suit with neoprene neck seal, warm, dry & comfy even after 12hrs.


Sh1t happens
same here if shes happy you are
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A couple of thoughts from me

1) Flood suits are very good, but not breathable, I'm a flood rescue technician and whilst they're ideal for low level wading they do get clammy quickly.

2) A wet wetsuit gets bloody cold when the wind runs across it, they're ideal for surfing, diving etc where you're constantly in the water but not ideal for boat use.
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A couple of thoughts from me

1) Flood suits are very good, but not breathable, I'm a flood rescue technician and whilst they're ideal for low level wading they do get clammy quickly.

2) A wet wetsuit gets bloody cold when the wind runs across it, they're ideal for surfing, diving etc where you're constantly in the water but not ideal for boat use.
Thanks for the input, the Cag over the top should limit wind chill and BA will add a layer of insulation. lower half will probably be quite wet, but i did suggest a drysuit first of all, I have uncovered a few more options as well so no its probably time to order a few and try them.

Keg can you ask Mrs Keg for her recommendation when you get chance
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Rightly or wrongly order has been placed..............

RYA course to be booked for May i hope

Just need to sort a CAG and BA now.......Recomendations appreciated
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Over here Australia women of all shapes and sizes use wetsuits, farmer Jon style two piece are my favourite.

The rubber they are made from makes a huge difference to the comfort of the suit and thicker doesn't mean warmer, it often means almost impossible to get on and off.

I bought my wife and eldest daughter cressi 7.5 mm which are very hard to get into and pretty hard to move in once they are on. These suits are for our winter where the sea temp drops to 13'c. Unfortunately they were put off by all the effort getting in and out of the suits so soon gave up on the whole idea.

Since then we have all moved over to open sell Yamamoto rubber suits, this rubber is about as good as it gets for stretch and comfort. The suits need lubricant inside to slip on, which is extremely easy and almost feels like you are naked they are so comfortable. The fact these suits stretch so well almost no water penetrates them meaning they slip off easy due to the lubricant and a 3mm suit actually keeps us warmer for longer than the 7.5 cressi and mares suits we own. We buy our suits direct from Mako Wetsuits-Hoods-Gloves-Socks

By the way is she intending getting in and out of the boat to dive or snorkel ? as this can be quite a challenge for the less fit.
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