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Old 22 January 2010, 04:00   #1
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Last year we decide to renew helmets for the rib.

I contacted the R.N.L.I. And they told me they use helmets from Geko.

Well got to the website and ordered two.
Nice helmets with full face visor.

Delivered in a week.

Many options available on the site.

We used them last year opposed the crash helmets for a motor bike.

One of the best things we have invested in.

Were there other options on the market ????
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Old 22 January 2010, 07:44   #2
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Of those that wear helmets on here, nearly all have Gecko's I think.
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Old 22 January 2010, 09:14   #3
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Could we have a little straw poll?

Helmets, yes or no, or "sometimes" ?
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My vote is

YES as the weather/sea conditions dictate. However, I invarably always forget mine when i really need it most
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Old 22 January 2010, 09:28   #5
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Could we have a little straw poll? Helmets, yes or no, or "sometimes" ?
Sometimes...depends on the weather...cold and driving rain, yes. We use THESE
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Sometimes...depends on the weather...cold and driving rain, yes. We use THESE
All the time while travailing Take it off when Fishing.

Nothing worse than getting hit in the face with cold rain or sea water.
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We used them last year opposed the crash helmets for a motor bike.
The back on the Geckos is cut away to allow your life jacket to inflate with pushing your head forward as it would in a bike helmet. The bike helmets can also inflict damage to your neck if you fall out the boat due to the weight.
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The back on the Geckos is cut away to allow your life jacket to inflate with pushing your head forward as it would in a bike helmet. The bike helmets can also inflict damage to your neck if you fall out the boat due to the weight.
I asked the R.N.L.I. for their advise and they said Geko
So that was good enough for me to get some ..
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I asked the R.N.L.I. for their advise and they said Geko
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Thats what I was getting at, the Geckos are designed for marine use, bike helmets aren't.
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Thats what I was getting at, the Geckos are designed for marine use, bike helmets aren't.
It took a bit of time for us to learn that but since having a boat R.N.L.I. safety check loads have been learned.
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