Having read the many threads about head protection in a RIB, and having used one of Brian's helmets in Cyanide I can certainly see the advantage of wearing a helmet on board a RIB in a rough sea. However one thing I did not like was having my ears covered. For a start it makes it difficult to hear (obviously). But also it made me feel a little detached from the environment, sort of claustrophobic really. Bear in mind that I am well used to wearing a full face helmet whilst on my motorcycle. When I'm out on my little boat I actualy like to feel the wind in my face and to savour the full outdoor experience.
I might also add that the Gecko helmets are not cheap.
So I decided to surf the 'net and look for alternatives. Then I came across these, they are reasonably priced as well:
What do you tink? How about wearing one of these on a RIB. You could combine it with a pair of goggles if the spray was bad. They are after all made to protect the wearer from banging their head on rocks.
Whilst on the subject of price, how about this for footwear:
Right over to you chaps. Is this stuff a cheaper alternative for the RIB and SIB.
Keith (bargain hunt) Hart