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Old 28 February 2005, 16:17   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Aylesbury/Lymington
Boat name: Farfetched
Make: Solent
Length: 6m +
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Having seen the photos of the award ceremony at the annual BIBOA gathering in the latest RIBlines, and comparing it to the satorial flair shown here, I think I know why there are two distinct organisations!!!

Seriously, thanks for the ideas. Has anyone ever been stopped by coastguard, harbour master, or RN in a case of mistaken identity

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Old 01 March 2005, 01:21   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
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Engine: 200
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That helmet is my best friend on any day except the very warmest summer's day Bruce.
It's like having my own little cabin... a conservatory for the head


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Old 01 March 2005, 05:40   #13
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Town: NE
Boat name: RedGazelle
Make: Gemini GRX420 SIB
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 40 2s
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Posts: 105
Hi Bruce,
Try a Lowe Alpine Moutain Hat (24)- It's fleecelined goretex, stays warm even when wet and has a peak and fold down ear flaps. Works well with goggles. Attach an elastic cord with toggle to the ear flaps (loops are provided) and the thing wont fall off now matter how windy it is.

I never go out without mine now - it folds up in the pocket and is so snug when you get ice cream head.

Gecko is good (if pricy), as is a Paramo Cap.

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Old 02 March 2005, 03:22   #14
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Lochgelly
Boat name: Purrdy
Make: Northcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner 135hp ob
MMSI: 235029446
Join Date: Nov 2004
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I just wear a Breton captains cap. It stays on up to fifty knots and Purrdy won`t go any faster. Oh if it`s snowing on the way out to the dive site up here in Fife (like last weekend, and currently) I wear a paintball fullface mask as well.


If you wear neoprene glubs, wear a pair of those plastic glubs you get at diesel filling pumps underneath. It makes them a hell of a lot easier to put on even when wet and your hands are twice as warm. I have always suffered badly from cold hands as a diver and this tip has extended my diving season by six months in the UK.
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Old 02 March 2005, 03:29   #15
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Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
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If a Scandinavian or a Scotsman tells you what you need to wear to keep warm then you gotta listen!
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Old 02 March 2005, 16:06   #16
Country: USA
Town: Fairbanks
Boat name: Bagel Blue
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 Honda
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Posts: 119
similar to Lowe, probably

Mine works fine. Add an ear band when colder. j
Life is a grizzly experience.
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Old 02 March 2005, 19:08   #17
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Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Sting
Make: Tornado 6.8
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Nice and warm, a little restrictive.

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