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Old 03 March 2014, 16:16   #1
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Dubarry ultima boots!

Invested in a set of these today, donkey brown - 240 lighter!!

Hopefully a good purchase, been ummming and arrring for months now about them!

Does any body use protection on them other than the genuine dubarry stuff, as I have other leather shoe protectors in the cupboard!

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Old 03 March 2014, 17:11   #2
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Best buy you'll make grt boots. I use the Dubbie stuff

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Old 04 March 2014, 09:03   #3
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I've been using Dubarry Fastnet boots for racing in the spring / winter and Dubarry Tornado trainers if it's a really warm and calm day. Compared to other brands I reckon they're easily the 'grippiest' around deck, especially in the wet. This based on over seven years of all season hard racing on a 36ft yacht.

However, they use a soft compound which can wear out quite quickly if you wear them 'for general use' - ie lots of walking on concrete tarmac.

Seem to last quite a long time in sailing / marina bars with wooden floors, though ;-)

I've never used any form of protection on my sailing footwear although I always rinse them thoroughly in fresh water (or Guinness) after an event......
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I've got a pair, and when new I used to do the proper cleaning etc with the Dubarry products. Got bored with all that, so now they get splashed with the hose when I rinse the boat off, and that is about it. TBH, I cannot see any difference in the look or feel of the boots however I treat them.
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I've got a pair, and when new I used to do the proper cleaning etc with the Dubarry products. Got bored with all that, so now they get splashed with the hose when I rinse the boat off, and that is about it. TBH, I cannot see any difference in the look or feel of the boots however I treat them.
Me too, lasted about two months looking after m boots and then just chuck em in back of car, never even washed off . ha ha
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