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Old 10 August 2009, 18:25   #1
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Hats on for the lady?

Now that summer is here for a minute or two, Mrs. G. (being mostly of Caledonian origin*) is feeling the effects of the sun; mainly because she can't find anything suitably girly to wear on her bonce that is likely to stay in place at anything over 4 knots.

So, in the interests of marital harmony (and risk reduction for the self-loading cargo) does anyone have any sensible suggestions for a hat for herself?

Said millinery should be light, waterproof, slipstream resistant, non-scary for the passengers and pleasing to the jaded eye of The Grocer (who is quite content to wear a scabby old shrunk-to-fit baseball cap - but she isn't.)

For any ultra-right South Walians in here, the Maggie-in-a-tank look is not an option.

* from a long line of Islay bog-dwellers, apparently. This explains much about her taste in men, although not, sadly, whisky... ...but I digress.

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Old 10 August 2009, 21:18   #2
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For functional hat in the wind and the weather do a search for FCS bucket hat.

The strap can be tucked away to avoid any tank commander jokes when not in the wind.

For some extra bling throw on a hibiscus stencil or sticker
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Old 11 August 2009, 02:15   #3
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Her in doors swears by Buffs. They can be had a various colours and designs, and can be worn as a neck warmer and hat.

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Old 11 August 2009, 03:17   #4
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Maybe not quite what your after but definately ticks all the boxes:
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Old 11 August 2009, 04:18   #5
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Old 11 August 2009, 06:33   #6
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How about Tilley's?
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Old 11 August 2009, 06:39   #7
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There's a whole selection here:

Mrs A swears by the Fast Dry Crew Cap which she has in pale blue which no longer seems to be available.
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Old 11 August 2009, 07:25   #8
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Madame must look very sophisticated on the SeaRider
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Old 11 August 2009, 08:21   #9
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My other half has had the same problem - lets not underestimate the effect on a days boating of an unhappy female crew member due to ' hair disturbance' or ' not looking good' .

Generally I have found the only solution is to go fast enough that you cant hear the moaning - this also ensure any ' unsuitable head gear' is left far behind you .

Also ensure that your own hair looks more daf than thiers & your sunburn is also more severe. At this point instict will take over - calls of ' I told you to put more lotion on' etc etc means that thier own suffering is long forgotten ( at least until you are off the water) !
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Old 11 August 2009, 08:42   #10
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Me and "she who must be obeyed" both have Tilleys, been through all sorts of battles but always survive and wash up well in the washing machine. Not cheap but guaranteed for life!!

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