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Old 31 January 2002, 14:20   #1
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Drysuits for women

Can anyone point me in the right direction for drysuits for women. Clealry there are different requirements for ladies when at sea for a prolonged period of time and the removal of a "traditional" drysuit, in order to relieve oneself, may not be practicable in terms of comfort and safety. Any suggestions, makes of suits, other solutions would be most welcome.
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Old 31 January 2002, 14:33   #2
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David,

The right direction fot this matter is heading South. When you get to Med you won't have to look for a drysuit. Neither for you nor for your wife.

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Old 31 January 2002, 15:16   #3
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Batfalcon has the best idea.
When Liz used to use the boat (before we got a cabin) we tried all types of dry suits.Thebest one was the two piece dinghy sailing dry suit made by Musto. They get a bit bulkey around the middle because of the way that they have to do up but are better for women because they can drop the lower half when they feel the need, if you know what I mean?
Bit like a pair of crutchless knickers for a lady of the night.
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Old 31 January 2002, 16:27   #4
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You bad boy Alan - lowering the tone ... again!!!
Back on topic http://www.anchorsupplies.com has some cheap second hand ones as well as a few other boat bits. All are left overs from the last Camel Trophy (which had a Rib stage for those who aren't aware).

Any Camel Trophy Rib owners on the group?? Couldn't really afford one my self!

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Old 31 January 2002, 16:38   #5
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I'll be goin round there tommorrow "95 quid bargain" these guys are about 2 miles from my office.
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Old 31 January 2002, 17:15   #6
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Yes I have one of the Camel trophy boats but mine is one of the photographic boats and so does not have one of the 'roof racks' (sorry to any of you out there who have one and love it) You are welcome to come out some time just send me a mail and I will see what I can do.

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Old 31 January 2002, 17:40   #7
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Excellent!!

Cheers John,
Maybe sort something when I head to Cardiff fo the SOC departure. Or on the 4th May there is a boat auction in Devon I was thinking of heading down to for a long weelend.
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My Ravenspring drysuit has a "comfort zip". It's where your fly would be, but for some reason it's horizontal rather than vertical. I use a half-pint plastic milk bottle, thrust it into position through the zip and do the business. I can even wander around the boat with the bottle safely wedged in place, with a happy smile on my face. Upon withdrawing said bottle, it is emptied over the side, rinsed out and stored for use again (usually in about 20 mins. time!).
With a suitable modification to the milk bottle idea, I see no reason why this should not be adopted by ladies. Presumably a gravy boat would do the trick, although spillage could be a wee problem (wee-geddit?).
Another idea might be to e-mail Mrs. Musto and Mrs. Ravenspring to see if they have a better idea.
An advantage of my system is that you can hang on (to the boat!) with at least one hand and the boat can keep going at full chat.
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The ability of Brian to complete said pee bottle manoeuvre, whilst smoking a fag in a Force 6 is highly impressive! His friends do prefer to stand UPWIND of him during this time however!
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Brian,

Having never subscribed to the "big boat, small dick" theory, I had no idea that you were so challenged in this particular area.

As the owner of a somewhat smaller boat I have to say that I have not found any "shortcomings" with the Ravenspring comfort zip.

Have you considered having it fitted vertically ?
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