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Old 18 March 2007, 17:54   #1
Country: UK - England
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Is this suitable for wet weather

I have had a look around ebay for some waterproof stuff and for general use in poor weather would these two items be a good combo?

I may look into a Drysuit for next winter however for spring going into summer I dont think I would need to go that extreme.



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Old 18 March 2007, 18:16   #2
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Personally I would say these are only good for short/medium coastal passages in summer. As they say it is a sailing jacket, designed for 7 knots in a sheltered cockpit not 30-40 knots in an open rib.

You really want to think hard about a drysuit, particularly if you go out on your own. Going overboard is a very real possibility in a rib and even in march/april/may you might only have 20-30 mins in the water before it's game over.

Inexperienced passengers give me strange looks when I start donning all kinds of heavy weather gear for a short hop to Guernsey in the middle of august. They know why by the time we get there!
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