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Old 04 October 2010, 06:30   #21
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Thermal undergarments are great, I use the same ones I use for skiing, work very well and dont make you sweat. Worth investing in some decent ones, my thermal skiing long sleeved undershirt cost about 70, some special wool mix but its great.
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Old 04 October 2010, 06:36   #22
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Hey Dave .... Scotland in winter >>. warmer and a chance of seeing more than 2ft !
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Old 04 October 2010, 07:51   #24
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Hey Dave .... Scotland in winter >>. warmer and a chance of seeing more than 2ft !
I can remember diving the Breda in Feb many moons back. We hired one of the old tin bath assault craft from Puffin or whatever it was called in the early 80's. We were in wetsuits, great in the water, but i've never been a cold as on the trip back. We still use "Mull in February" as a benchmark for how cold it is, i.e "bye 'eck it's cold" "yeah but not as cold as Mull in February"
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Old 04 October 2010, 10:03   #25
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We always go all year round. Yes, some super days, bright and crisp but it certainly blows away the cobwebs.

Good warm gear, waterproof gloves essential. Use inner gloves as well.

Faces do get cold, so be prepared to slow down now and again.

Remember life jackets are more important in the cold water and you may be wearing quite a weight of clothing. Might want to consider more than a standard 150N version.

We sometimes do Christmas Shopping in Cowes, a great spot for gift shops and also a super place for buying ones own present!
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Old 04 October 2010, 12:33   #26
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We keep diving all year, some magic days albiet in very cold temperatures.

Saves winterising as well!
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Old 04 October 2010, 15:19   #28
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Just Winterised my Rib, but after reading all your Threads, I will De-Winterise and get back in the Water, sounds great.
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Some of the best ribbing I've ever done has been during the winter.

Check out the pics -

Playing of Plymouth in February
RIBnet meet out of Gosport in 2004
RIBnet meet out of Calshot in 2005
RIBnet Boxing Day Trip from Pwllheli in 2004-5(?)

Short trips and decent warm clothing is the key!

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Some of the best days Ive had ribbing were on lough Corrib in the winter months. Would have to agree the warm gear (Balaclava a definite) is one of the biggest factors. Your crew will lose interest very quickly once they get cold, something the driver/I usually forget while under way!!
Hey there waterman... Living in Dublin here and was hoping to try a few different places with the rib.. Where's the slip on lough corrib or are there a few?? Are there any different rules or regulations or costs for boating inland? I've been boating for years.. But at sea! The inland thing is all new to me..cheers
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