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Old 03 August 2011, 07:48   #1
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Drysuit advise please

Hi, I have to launch my RIB from a sandy beach and up until now I have been wearing a wetsuit. The problem with this is that it's not very comfortable for long periods when fishing etc. so I'm thinking about buying a drysuit (waders could be an option if it's mirror flat but I think the waves would get over them too often). I know nothing about wetsuits so was wondering what type would be best. I've had a quick look and seen some are surface ones more aimed at watersports etc. and don't have boots attached to them and some are for diving. They're not cheap so I want to make the right choice ! (and it's difficult for me to go and look at some in the shops as I live in the middle of nowhere).
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Old 03 August 2011, 09:15   #2
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Hi Tim, I would go for a breathable surface dry suit like crewsaver or typhoon, they have built in socks either latex or gortex , there's a choice of cuffs and neck seals, neoprene or latex I have the latter, but wish I had gone for the former "more comfortable" the latex is more for kayaking or canoeing where you need to have a tight seal. There are many other makes as well as those mentioned, prices range from 250 upwards, also wear over boots or sandles over the socks to avoid getting holes or tears in them on sharp stones etc. Oh!! and get one with a convenience zip,,, will make things a lot easier while out

Breathable Drysuits and Neoprene Drysuits from Crewsaver

http://www.typhoon-int.co.uk/product...s/multisport_/
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Hi, I have to launch my RIB from a sandy beach and up until now I have been wearing a wetsuit. The problem with this is that it's not very comfortable for long periods when fishing etc. so I'm thinking about buying a drysuit (waders could be an option if it's mirror flat but I think the waves would get over them too often). I know nothing about wetsuits so was wondering what type would be best. I've had a quick look and seen some are surface ones more aimed at watersports etc. and don't have boots attached to them and some are for diving. They're not cheap so I want to make the right choice ! (and it's difficult for me to go and look at some in the shops as I live in the middle of nowhere).
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. Hi Tim, take a look at www.watersportswarehouse.com they have plenty drysuits on there site,good price,s, to,good luck.
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Hi, I have to launch my RIB from a sandy beach and up until now I have been wearing a wetsuit. The problem with this is that it's not very comfortable for long periods when fishing etc. so I'm thinking about buying a drysuit (waders could be an option if it's mirror flat but I think the waves would get over them too often). I know nothing about wetsuits so was wondering what type would be best. I've had a quick look and seen some are surface ones more aimed at watersports etc. and don't have boots attached to them and some are for diving. They're not cheap so I want to make the right choice ! (and it's difficult for me to go and look at some in the shops as I live in the middle of nowhere).
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easy go for the best on the market gull black shadow dry suite and a pair of rock boots you wont get better look on flea bay
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I love my two-piece. Adjustable to weather conditions. Socks but no boots, allows to chose boots according to temperature.

http://www.ursuk.fi/en/sailing/dry-s...erative-musta/

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Have a look at LOMO, Wetsuits, drysuits and watersports from Lomo UK. Children's and adults wetsuits. they have lots of great gear at fantastic prices.
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Hammonds Dry suits - made to measure at good price!

http://www.hammond-drysuits.co.uk/

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This sounds like great fun! But why can't you get in the boat sooner if it's too deep for vaders? :o
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My dry suit is by Polar Bears - a great piece of kit. I have a surface suit by Thyphoon (an Alpha) lightweight and cheap but don't expect long life.

Dry trousers and cag are an option that would allow easy stripping once on board.

However once deeper than mid thigh I'm on board.
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easy go for the best on the market gull black shadow dry suite and a pair of rock boots you wont get better look on flea bay
I agree with the rock boots
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