Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 October 2004, 17:39   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Midlands
Make: Nautique
Length: 6m +
Engine: PCM 5.7l
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,082
Pair of wraparound sunglasses with clear lenses in do the trick most of the time.
__________________

__________________
simmons0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 October 2004, 21:50   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
polarising sunglasses make a hell of a difference for cutting out glare and keeping the spray off - one product worth a mention is Rain - X - it is used on plane canopies and motorbike helmets etc and causes the water to bead up and fly off.

First used it on my car but never again - it did exactly what it claimed - 70mph and you don't need your wipers - its great BUT at 30mph not enough wind and the wipers just smear and skid all over the places!!!
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2004, 02:51   #13
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by timofengland
It seems Oakley do an "H2O" goggle which looks good - designed for use on the sea. Reasonbly priced too! I think I have my solution:
http://www.rubensmenswear.com/pages/...rbon_grey.html
I have a pair of these & their great. I wear them over Spectacles which makes em even better as there is nothing worse than getting salt spary on your glasses. Bought them through the company you've found no bother.
Mind you any set of Ski goggles will do just the same job.
__________________
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2004, 04:28   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Larson
Length: 7m +
Engine: Volvo D4 260hp DP
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 275
Alan, what's the difference between the two types of goggles shown? both are under the H2O heading, but then there is a sub heading with two more lists, some at £69 and some at £39.

As for ski goggles, beware that they use foam around the edges and that can get very wet, as they are normally for dry snow you can brush off. The water ones I do believe have a non absorbant rubber surround, I have been looking for a pair of these for ages, so thanks for the link
__________________
peteb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2004, 04:29   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: nr Lymington
Boat name: JU-JU
Make: Halmatic PAC22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140.5 Mermaid
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,400
We used to use these because the spray can hit like bullets and if it is blowing great guns they help you breath.
Have to be a bit careful because they might frightened the natives

Des
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mask.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	20.6 KB
ID:	8706  
__________________
Scary Des is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2004, 04:35   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Larson
Length: 7m +
Engine: Volvo D4 260hp DP
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 275
What make are they? I hope you don't wear them when you are going to the bank
__________________
peteb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2004, 05:32   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: nr Lymington
Boat name: JU-JU
Make: Halmatic PAC22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140.5 Mermaid
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by peteb
What make are they? I hope you don't wear them when you are going to the bank
Scott, I think you get them for paint balling as well Des
__________________
Scary Des is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2004, 06:03   #18
RIBnet supporter
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel, IOM
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,277
RIBase
Also go to your local motorbike shop and look at goggles there. I have also bought a pair of cheap goggles from a cycle shop which were meant for mountainbiking types.
These are less expensive solutions and may only last for a period of time.
Depends how much "wet" ribbing you do though, doesn't it.

Nothing is as good as a Gecko though.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Geckos.JPG
Views:	133
Size:	29.3 KB
ID:	8707  
__________________
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2004, 13:15   #19
tue
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Paignton, Devon
Make: Chinook and Viking
Length: 7m +
Engine: 150 Etec + 125 Merc
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by peteb
Alan, what's the difference between the two types of goggles shown? both are under the H2O heading, but then there is a sub heading with two more lists, some at £69 and some at £39.
When I was looking at these the difference is the lenses. One has a super dooper whoopdy do da type smoked or mirrored lens while the other is just tinted. I got the mirror finish off E-bay for £40 .
__________________
**Paul**
Brixham BSAC
tue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2004, 07:20   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Length: no boat
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by tue
When I was looking at these the difference is the lenses. One has a super dooper whoopdy do da type smoked or mirrored lens while the other is just tinted. I got the mirror finish off E-bay for £40 .

I think you'll find you can get exactly the same effect lenses. Before I bought mine I asked oakley the difference. Their reply was:

"The L Frame goggle is available in less colours (meaning the goggles not lenses) and is designed to go over spectacles, by sitting further away from the face and having dents in the foam for the sides of glasses.
They are the main differences."

I have the L-Frame which are excellent.
__________________

__________________
Rich L is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.