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Old 14 October 2018, 15:26   #1
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If you have a dry suit which is it

Also Is it possible to have separate dry suit trousers and top

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Old 14 October 2018, 16:06   #2
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wet suit outlet in shoebryness next to southend have more than most ,its a definite try on only ,reckon your size is SFB , no sorry i meant MB medium broad .
i had some alterations done at hammonds in Dartford kent ,fantastic outfit ,maybe a little too good for ribbing though ,bit like the ribcraft of the drysuit world .
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Possible (Dinghy Sailers seem to like them)...but not advisable IMO... apart from keeping you dryer and warmer a One piece will keep all the water Out ..and you ALIVE in the water for MUCH longer than separates!
Some good bargains on eBay from time to time....also "Fierce Turtle" website (Ocean racing site) often has top kit with low useage for sale.
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Surface Drysuits - Seaskin Custom Diving Suits

This is what I have made to measure front entry zip breathable rescue surface suit with boots and neoprene seals very comfortable undo the zip easy to pee.
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Thanks for what you have all shared. I am already thinking that one is not for me. Prices greatly surprised me and not in a good way and I think I would be far to hot in one. I am a person who would far rather be cold than hot.


I tend to wear shorts and tee shirt until at least November


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I am thinking that salopettes are more what I need. Something like these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nookie-Cent...tes&th=1&psc=1


But more for a fat bloke
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I am thinking that salopettes are more what I need. Something like these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nookie-Cent...tes&th=1&psc=1


But more for a fat bloke
Yes but your missing the point that you do,nt want to get wet feet launching or landing on the rocks , once your feet are wet in the winter they will get very cold !!
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I am thinking that salopettes are more what I need. Something like these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nookie-Cent...tes&th=1&psc=1


But more for a fat bloke
I think we got our wires crossed somwhere But the best you can afford and look after it would be my advice...if you have a Musto Henry Lloyd or Gil (ect) discount retail outlet near you you can often get some really decent discounts on last years stuff
I was offered a New £1200 Drysuit for £250 at Clarks but couldn't make it fit!
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Mines a gul shadow itís an all in one with a front zip entry so easy to don and exit which can Be stressful

Tested for the fist time last weekend

Good drysuit for the money also bought the fleece under suit which can be used as pjs on a cold winters night
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I have a typhoon hinge with around the waist zip easy to get on off neaoprene neck seal as I cant get away with being choked pee zip ect best £500 I ever spent.i also have a pair of peak storm dry pants check them out if you don't want a full drysuite fully waterproof up to your chest including your feet for about £200
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Yes but your missing the point that you do,nt want to get wet feet launching or landing on the rocks , once your feet are wet in the winter they will get very cold !!
No because I have various waders both chest and bollock height that I use to launch and recover and get in and out. I would take these waders off when 'at sea' .

That tight rubber bit round the neck on the dry suits would drive me mental also.

I think I want something to go out in on days later in the year. I would not go out in terrible weather. So good suggestions are being posted
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That tight rubber bit round the neck on the dry suits would drive me mental also.
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Iím wondering why you started the thread then?

To pick up on a few points:
1. How hot you are in a dry suit will depend on what you wear under it.
2. There are both latex and neoprene neck/wrist seals around. Neoprene are more robust and more comfortable, but more expensive and as they donít conform to your body as well may leak very slightly especially if you are in the water moving around a lot.
3. Yes you get 2 piece dry suits. Maxi may be right they are popular with dinghy sailors but Iíve always seen them targeted at sea kayakers. He is definitely right that if you go for a swim they have increased potential for you getting very damp!
4. Moving in the water in a dry suit is hard work. Make sure you get the air out it before you try and consider if your life jacket or b/aid is suitable for the job.
5. Waterproof sailing salopettes are maybe ok on bigger ribs but suffer many of the disadvantages too - hard to get the temp right, a faff to go for a pee, even breathable ones get clammy inside, on a cold wet day to change into/out of your waders will involve stripping down to your inner layers, a big wave over the top will find its way down your neck, youíll have to do something with your feet which will either be expensive or wet, or both!
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That tight rubber bit round the neck on the dry suits would drive me mental also.
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I’m wondering why you started the thread then?

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Started the thread to learn about them and to see peoples experiences which is happening. These would generally be used in my Rib and speedboat not so much my Sib

Thanks for your input it is useful
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Yes the Peak ones look good. But not in fat bloke sizes unfortunately






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the point your missing really is if you want to be comfortable you need to go made to measure then you wont get tight neck & wrist seals you're a big bloke same as me i wear mine for 6-7 hours a day in the summer never overheat i sweat a bit which is natural but with the right under kit it soon drys. all seals need to be talcum powdered too to prevent chafe.
i know its been done to death but a dry suit will give you the best chance when/if the proverbial hits the fan especially when boating alone.
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the point your missing really is if you want to be comfortable you need to go made to measure then you wont get tight neck & wrist seals you're a big bloke same as me i wear mine for 6-7 hours a day in the summer never overheat i sweat a bit which is natural but with the right under kit it soon drys. all seals need to be talcum powdered too to prevent chafe.
i know its been done to death but a dry suit will give you the best chance when/if the proverbial hits the fan especially when boating alone.
Might I ask why you wear it in the summer. I am in shorts and tee shirt and life jacket...... I live in East Anglia might be relivent.


It is pissing down here at the moment and I am still in Shorts and tee shirt. Perhaps I am just mad
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Yes the Peak ones look good. But not in fat bloke sizes unfortunately






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Lose some weight then
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Might I ask why you wear it in the summer. I am in shorts and tee shirt and life jacket...... I live in East Anglia might be relivent.


It is pissing down here at the moment and I am still in Shorts and tee shirt. Perhaps I am just mad
it's probably force of habit been diving since 1982 both sport and commercially i never find it warm enough to wear shorts and tee shirt at sea anyway but my risk assessment is what if the worst happens ive spent 6 hours in the water up the west coast of scotland in full commercial diving gear and been very cold at the end of it, ok if you're working hard then it's not so much of a problem but doing inspection work where your not moving about much your core temp drops which is what would happen if you were out of the boat for any length of time you might be a guy that can stand it but for how long, only you know that. linked with all that consider cold water shock if you do get thrown in would your heart stand it.also good if its pi$$ing down to keep dry, extra buoyancy, protection from jellyfish, rocks etc.
i dont think your mad just hard as nails.
just my tuppence worth for the merits of a dry suit
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