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Old 23 February 2006, 14:40   #41
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Magic marine 3mm Neoprene seam sealed gloves. I'm waering them at the moment for safety boat work, and have been right through the winter. Always reaching into the water, but being neoprene, after the cold water shock it makes no difference. Great dexterity, i can de-rig a sailing boat without taking my gloves off.

Coldest i've used them for boating is -4 air temp, 2 degree water for a day, and they were only a little cold. The're also my dive glove, and are excellent for that too.

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Old 23 February 2006, 16:29   #42
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Magic marine 3mm Neoprene seam sealed gloves. I'm waering them at the moment for safety boat work, and have been right through the winter. Always reaching into the water, but being neoprene, after the cold water shock it makes no difference. Great dexterity, i can de-rig a sailing boat without taking my gloves off.

Coldest i've used them for boating is -4 air temp, 2 degree water for a day, and they were only a little cold. The're also my dive glove, and are excellent for that too.

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I've got those. They cut off my circulation, they are a bugger to get on when your hands are wet and I've managed to rip them on a join.

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Old 23 February 2006, 16:33   #43
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Top tip if your hands or gloves are wet, then I put on a plastic glove, (the type they supply in fuel stations) first. Gloves then slip on easily.

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Old 23 February 2006, 17:02   #44
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Top tip if your hands or gloves are wet, then I put on a plastic glove, (the type they supply in fuel stations) first. Gloves then slip on easily.

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Brian,

A couple of people have said this. So thats the route I'm going to go down.

It would seem the manufacturers haven't invented the perfect glove yet.

Unfortunately encasing your hands in a non breathable rubber glove must have some health implications. Therefore I think it should be done carefully.
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What are you doing to your gloves???????? Mine have lasted nearly tow years of being used at least 100 days a year......
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What are you doing to your gloves???????? Mine have lasted nearly tow years of being used at least 100 days a year......
getting wet hands. Because I have to trailer launch my boat and coz its only little it gets waves spalshing over it.

Looking at the size of your boat Andy I should imagine you need to go out in a Force 8 to feel the swell.
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I use 5mm neoprene for diving - use down to 3 degrees. Take a hit when water first gets in but the water warms up and helps keep you warm after that. If you don't like peeling them off then buy a pack of disposable rubber gloves to fit inside. No the best for ribbing though - not enough movement. I was speaking to RNLI chap last week. Told me they use 3mm neoprene gloves to improve flexibility. If its good enough for them ......
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Old 24 February 2006, 20:28   #48
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getting wet hands. Because I have to trailer launch my boat and coz its only little it gets waves spalshing over it.

Looking at the size of your boat Andy I should imagine you need to go out in a Force 8 to feel the swell.
Most of my driving is in 4.6m safety boats, and i have to reach into the water every time, so my hands are always wet

I'm interested in what you do that makes you have to take your gloves off. I recommend 3mm neoprene to all my powerboat students, and maybe i've been giving them dodgy advice.
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I took my gloves off the other day when I went in the bar.

Then because they had got wet on our travels when I went to put them back on when we left I could only get my hand in 3/4 s of the way.

I have used the totally waterproof gloves but they once again when you get your hands wet they are a nightmare to put on.

I'm going to give the blue rubber gloves a try next time.

With regards teaching your students the wrong thing, it might be worthwhile modifying your training program slightly as it would appear that quite a lot of folk on here have suffered or suffer the same sort of problems as me. This thread has generated quite a lot of interest.
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I'm interested in what you do that makes you have to take your gloves off. I recommend 3mm neoprene ....
As a crewmember who uses RNLI neoprene gloves - we are under standing instructions to remove them when line handling. Why? Ropeburn melts glove into palm.

Ouch.

Other than that v. good even if the wind does eventually get through on our exposed throttle hand!!

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