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Old 06 November 2005, 02:31   #11
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course, you could always wear one of these with an old pair of shoes over the outside... cheap and easy way of staying very warm. I went out in Poole yesterday wearing one. Looks a bit daft when you 1st put it on but nice and light too. Only drawback is no neck seal-but they do have a hood built into the drawstring. They pack down small too.

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Old 06 November 2005, 04:08   #12
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course, you could always wear one of these with an old pair of shoes over the outside... cheap and easy way of staying very warm. I went out in Poole yesterday wearing one.

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Saw you in the High Street Nos, and I must say you looked very festive.
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Old 06 November 2005, 07:57   #13
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Dry suits are great - until recently I used to wear one every time I went out in the boat. Now Iíve gone down the Musto wet weather gear route and I have to say itís so much more comfortable and just as dry. Not to mention less hassle when pub hopping Ė not that youíll have that problem yet.

Definitely get a breathable dry suit. The boots/socks thing depends on if youíre ever likely to do water sports while wearing it. Iíve never been able to get dry suit boots to fit in water-ski/wakeboard bindings.

Also you need to decide on front or back entry zip. Front entry are easier to get in and out of, and to unzip on your own. Back zips can be a little more tricky Ė however back zips are less likely to get damaged and a lot cheaper to replace if they do.

Get thick fabric too Ė I donít know about anyone else but I wear fabric out really quickly Ė especially in areas that rub against the jockey seat.

I would highly recommend getting proper thermals. Fourth Element Xerotherm stuff is really good Ė its really thin but keeps you incredibly warm and best of all it wicks all the water away from you body so you donít get damp. Much better than wearing layers of normal cloths which just soak up the water. Fourth Element website: http://www.fourthelement.com.

As to where to buy - Andark are pretty good. They have a fair amount of kit in the shop so you can try a few out. www.andark.co.uk

thanks , i dont intend to do any water skiing or wakeboarding in my dry suit , - im not that brave!! lol Just need a suit which i am able to wade in to the water with while launching and recovering boat , and one which will keep me warm aswell. As for the thermals, i have snow skiing thermals , they should work fine .
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Old 07 November 2005, 05:15   #14
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Hannah,

If its literally just ofr launching you might consider something like these:

http://www.trident-uk.com/shop/acata...Trousers1.html

No personal experience. I am currently trying (unsuccessfully!) to perfect the art of launching and recovering without going in the water.

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Old 07 November 2005, 11:40   #15
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Hannah,

If its literally just ofr launching you might consider something like these:

http://www.trident-uk.com/shop/acata...Trousers1.html

No personal experience. I am currently trying (unsuccessfully!) to perfect the art of launching and recovering without going in the water.

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thats interesting, and deffinetly knocks a few pennies off ! Might drop that idea by my dad! thanks , and goodluck with the dry launching yourself , \

Are you attempting to do it single handed or with other people aswell?
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thats interesting, and deffinetly knocks a few pennies off ! Might drop that idea by my dad! thanks , and goodluck with the dry launching yourself , \

Are you attempting to do it single handed or with other people aswell?

If you're thinking of getting waders, you may aswell go for the Ravenspring 2 piece (duo) dry suit which I have. You can buy the top & bottom separately so you can 'upgrade' later if you want. I mainly use just the bottom half - particularly good for wading out to the boat when anchored off a beach. I leave the top half on the boat so's I can don it if I need to swim to shore or something. Very useful for wading.

The only reservation I have is that if you keep them on like I tend to do, without the top half, and came out of the boat or fell in accidentally, they would obviously fill with water unlike a full dry suit.
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Are you attempting to do it single handed or with other people aswell?
Both with others and on my own... ...I guess you always have company so you should be able to get in the boat before you get wet and reverse the boat / trailer until you float free, and then you drive the boat whilst the other person recovers the trailer. And then you go to pick them up - this is where the problem really comes in - unless there is a handy jetty / pontoon / etc nearby.

I have the advantage that my boat is pretty small and lightweight so I can get it on and off the trailer on my own ok.

Good luck - I hope santa brings you what you want ;-)

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lol im sure he will!!
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