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Old 16 January 2019, 06:23   #1
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I suffer from very watery eyes when going out on rib,tried sunglasses but no better.
Wondered what people use.
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I suffer from very watery eyes when going out on rib,tried sunglasses but no better.
Wondered what people use.
TIA Mick.
i have a gath gedi helmet with full face visor others have a cheap motor cycle helmet. cheapest thing is a full face grinding mask which works well also ski masks are good and relatively cheap
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Motorbike helmets are not really good - they soak water ..
Many using Gecko's . I am also very happy when permanently showered by the elements with my Gecko .
But the long visor is a must .
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I use these, they stay in the seats on my boat.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/JSP-AGW010-...ds=Face+shield
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I use these, they stay in the seats on my boat.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/JSP-AGW010-...ds=Face+shield
nice one that with a neoprene canoeing hat would be the dogs danglies
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Motorbike helmets are not really good - they soak water ..
Many using Gecko's . I am also very happy when permanently showered by the elements with my Gecko .
But the long visor is a must .
so you're riding a motorcycle when its pi$$ing it down why is it any different with being sat on a boat? gurnard on here wears one and has no complaints.
geckos are great but not always in peoples budget.
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Good point but when I have the choice between a soaking wet motorbike helmet and a Gecko what do you think is my choice ?
I didn't buy my Geckos new . There are occasionally good offers now and then .

I was doing for many years Enduro races and it takes ages to get the helmet dry after a wet race .
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I have a few pairs of clear safety goggles in the boat. They only cover the eyes but do the job and are very cheap. You can get clear ski goggles, or use normal ski goggles if its sunny.

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Good point but when I have the choice between a soaking wet motorbike helmet and a Gecko what do you think is my choice ?
I didn't buy my Geckos new . There are occasionally good offers now and then .

I was doing for many years Enduro races and it takes ages to get the helmet dry after a wet race .
fair enough BR if you can get geckos cheap spot on but i do know gurnards helmet £20 does the job in his sib, the gath i have is for kite surfing so doesn't stay wet i use a 2mm neoprene canoeing hat beneath it to keep my bald head warm
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I suffer from very watery eyes when going out on rib,
Jeff - in a SIB a Gecko is may be a bit of an overkill .
In his question Mick mentioned he has problems going out in a RIB .
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I use sky diving glasses, no issues with using them.
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Jeff - in a SIB a Gecko is may be a bit of an overkill .
In his question Mick mentioned he has problems going out in a RIB .
to be honest traveling over 20 mph there's significant windage on a still day to make your eyes water RIB or SIB it gets worse with age now nearly 65 worse that ever but even worse still is rain drops stinging the eyes and face i know when i look at gurnards vids and look at myself wearing a helmet i think bit of an overkill but when it blows up and your into a head wind it worth its weight in gold the skye trip was testament to that around 5 hours of constant spray. even when i had my rib with a good screen rain at speed was a pain. but i did mention other stuff that works kaman has a grinding mask works a treat and covers the chin the thing is whatever suits you and your pocket but if not comfy it ruins the trip IMO
that what Xk59D has looks the dogs and at the right money
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It is personal choice, I wouldn't give geckos house room and I'm sure gecko owners largely like using them.

As long as you like what it is then you are fine.

The problem with geckos for me is the size of them for storage (and cost), the masks I have stay on the boat. Geckos would need to be taken everytime if I had them and I've got enough to lift.

These masks and a balaclava or hat works for me.
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Warning.
Motorbike helmets are not to be recommended due to the "bucket-effect".
If you go overboard at speed you are likely to feel a braking force from the helmet which might be deleterious to your health.

The Gurnard would likely not feel this effect due to the speed of his various boats
(so he has my permission to keep wearing one).
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I wear ballistic glasses, wear them at home in ribs too, prescription and built in headband to hold them in place.

Mine are Wiley X and are very comfortable for hours on end, they’ve even got a removable gasket to turn them from sunglasses into goggles.
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Warning.
Motorbike helmets are not to be recommended due to the "bucket-effect".
If you go overboard at speed you are likely to feel a braking force from the helmet which might be deleterious to your health.

i dont see that the volume of water & area isn't great and gecko do a full face

https://shop.geckoheadgear.com/produ...egory/helmets/
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Warning.
Motorbike helmets are not to be recommended due to the "bucket-effect".
If you go overboard at speed you are likely to feel a braking force from the helmet which might be deleterious to your health.

The Gurnard would likely not feel this effect due to the speed of his various boats
(so he has my permission to keep wearing one).


It doesn't seem to put the real speed guys off ..so Im happy enough.I just tootle along. Mc helmets float well too.. but its interesting to read all the bad points some have of a m/cycle helmet in a boat

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I suffer from very watery eyes when going out on rib,tried sunglasses but no better.
Wondered what people use.
TIA Mick.

I suffer with mild 'Dry Eye Syndrome' (Keratitis sicca) so I always need to wear wind / sun protection of some sort.

For many years now I have worn Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses with prescription Zeiss lenses ......... bloody expensive but they do the trick for me.
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i dont see that the volume of water & area isn't great and gecko do a full face

https://shop.geckoheadgear.com/produ...egory/helmets/
Thats because Geckos are made especially with special "breaking" neck straps.
When the helmet is pulled backwards by the force of the water, the strain on the neck strap breaks and the helmet clears the body. Might give you a bit of a headache, but wont jerk your neck backwards and snap it.
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But the long visor is a must .
I have found that a long visor is not ideal.
A long visor causes your breath to fog the inside making visibility difficult.
It doesn't matter if you breath out of your nose or mouth, the hot moist air causes misting, especially in cold(er) air and even more so when things get "exciting".
My Gecko had a half visor which allows dissipation of my breath below the bottom of the mask. It also, perhaps surprisingly, keeps rain and sea water of the whole of your face and any cold/new air acts as a refreshment of the air around your nose and eyes.
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