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Old 09 July 2014, 05:03   #1
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Hats ?

Ive lost two hats in two trips - the round the IOW trip left me with a sunburnt bald patch. (Im now solar powered)

What do you guys use as a hat that dosent fly off ? Both baseball caps failed. I popped into a chandlery shop and had a look but other than an expensive Tilly hat with string under the chin, I only saw more expensive baseball hats.
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Old 09 July 2014, 05:11   #2
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or parachute cord attached to baseball cap clip on to something


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i lost 3 during the round of Ireland ...i baught a gecko helmet but if you a cruising at saint tropez i can understand that you re looking for something else than a gecko
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Yup, a Gecko would be like wearing a microwave oven

Perhaps a popper stud on top of my bald patch would work.
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Yup, a Gecko would be like wearing a microwave oven

Perhaps a popper stud on top of my bald patch would work.

have tried a staple gun ...hides


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Old 09 July 2014, 05:21   #6
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Double sided carpet tape?
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duck tape ...check the hats from musto some of them got the small string to clip to your shirt ...
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duck tape ...check the hats from musto some of them got the small string to clip to your shirt ...

or parachute cord and bulldog clip on a cheapo freebie hat!


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Old 09 July 2014, 05:29   #9
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Two croc-clips (pence from Maplins) and a bit of para chord!
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patagonia-Su...words=surf+hat

This has been recommended before and seems a good alternative to Tilleys.
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The Tilly hat made me laugh, it even came with instructions !

If you dont know what to do with a hat you probably cant read.
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I love my Tilley, but it's crap for boating. Anything with a brim will be the same; at 30 knots the brim blows up and looks daft, or the whole lot comes off. Even if it's clipped to your collar with para cord it's not much good to you flapping around like that. Even though my head isn't 'showing through' yet I still sometimes find my scalp is burnt after a sunny day on the water so I usually wear my Buff
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I have done the Tilley and now wear the Pategonia. It stays on and the front of the rim is slightly reinforced to reduce the likelihood of it raising up at 30kts.
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Now people this poor bloke wrote in with an honest question, we should at lest give him an honest and sensible answer. There is only one problem he wrote to the wrong forum for a honest and sensible answer.I use a tilly hat.
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Get a slower boat!!!!!! Lol
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Looks a bit over engineered to me.
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I use one of these from sports direct - Karrimor hunter mens hat.

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It stayed on during the RIOW and I've even dived to 40m with it on in the past when I got sun burnt floating on the surface waiting for boat pick up!

There so cheap you can buy 3 and it doesn't matter if you kill them (although I'm still on the first one).

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