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Old 10 October 2004, 16:26   #1
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Eye-wear

I went out yesterday in a fairly lumpy sea. Went through some big waves and drenched myself. Got salt-water in my eyes and nearly blinded my self too. Found it almost impossible to see going into the wind with seaspray etc getting in my eyes.

What do people wear on their eyes when out on the sea. I would normally wear my sunglasses although I dont' think they would have been much good yesterday (and I've lost them which isn't great).

I had a look at some Oakley goggles designed for motorcross. Are these likly to fill up with water over time??

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My Zapcat mates wear Oakleys. I wear anything that comes to hand. but I bought a Gecko with a visor which works well (but i keep forgettin to take it)

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Some people wear goggles but we use Gecko helmets with visors. No wind, rain or salt water in your eyes, keeps your head nice and warm and will protect you if you fall out! Don't use a motorcycle helmet though - the 'bucket effect' can break your neck, apparently. Geckos are designed for marine use and used by the RNLI, coastguards, etc. See here: http://www.geckoheadgear.co.uk/

P.S. Rogue - maybe you should wear it all the time!
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I did consider a helmet, although i think it's a bit over the top in a 4.1m RIB.....
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Hey, you'll look like a real professional!
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I take it you have the "open face" design with visor......
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Yeah.
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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
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What do people wear on their eyes when out on the sea.
Well Kathleen won't leave the house without her helmet

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I had the same problem when I did my level 2 last November. Some of the others had ski goggles so when i got back got some and they work very well and have a tint for sun. While a Gecko is on the wish list and will give better protection I will always keep the goggles. Got them in a well known outdoor chain store for about 20.00
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