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Old 12 October 2004, 07:25   #21
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I use motorcross goggles with clear lenses. They have foam surrounds but it's not a problem. I also use Rain-X on the goggles, my glasses, windscreens and instruments -- works for me!

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Old 12 October 2004, 07:41   #22
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But what do you use when you have got off the bike and are on the boat?
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Old 12 October 2004, 07:47   #23
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No no no, you've all got it all wrong.

What you all really need are a pair of Top Gun style mirror aviator sun glasses

Seriously, I use the cheap oakley goggles for downhill mountainbike racing and I reckon they'll be fine although as already mentioned, they have foam surround that could get a bit wet. Oakley also make some water jackets for around 160 which are sold at www.boatworld.co.uk (although the pic them on this site doesn't seem to work!).

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Old 12 October 2004, 07:57   #24
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Either Oakley H20 goggles (39.00) which you can where with your hood up or the Gecko Helmets with full face visor, these are my choice.
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So what did you choose? or do you wear the H2O's under the helmet
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Have a look at this

http://www.guard-dogs.com/store/prod...9321908417e9b3

or home page at http://www.guard-dogs.com/store/index.php

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I use yellow tinted safety glasses - Keeps the wind and rain out, And makes it look sunny
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Oakley goggles are fantastic - I have been using them for years racing Quads and they cross-over very well for RIB use even with the foam surround. I would suggest going for a 'persimmon' lense which is a peach colour and helps with definition without being too dull, in fact they actually make an overcast day seem brighter. Also available are 'double glazed' vented lenses which will help if steaming up is a problem.
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Well having to wear glasses causes me a few problems so I have a couple of choices:-

Normal glaases are great on a calm day, sun glasses if its sunny!
I also use a helmate but not the Gecko.

I uses one from a company called Comunica.
Very light, very comfy.
Is a marine safety helmate like the Gecko.
IMHO more comfy than the Gecko.

Is fitted to your head size like a motorcycle helmate
No blow up bags!
Has break away visor and chinstrap.
You want it to protect you in the boat but is you suddenly leave the boat you don't want the "buckest" effect Louise mentioned.
Will snap you neck like a twig!!

I have used theirs for a number of years, since the Round Ireland thing with Rib international and HMS.

They can also make good waterproof coms for the helmate to link to your VHF and or give you and intercom.

My other solution is motorcross goggles like JK.
They are cheep, work well and fit over my normal bins!

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Gecko's are the dogs nads but I`ve often wondered if they give too much protection.

If your ears, ears, nose and skin are all covered up your less likely to get the warning signs telling you you really should not be out in such bad weather!

They are design for use by people who are out on the water when really you shouldn`t be, RNLI, MOD, Fisheries and Customs. Should we be using them for recreation???

Its just a thought.

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