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Old 18 December 2002, 10:08   #61
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Hi Bilge Rat (great nom de forum) [wow what culture this Hart chappie has!]

The Boss , you know, 'er indoors, is wondering if I've gone even madder as I am sat here in my new drysuit. Who cares though, I'm happy.

Anyway, yes I am an awkward size, Now I know that I am too big around the waist but I'm not THAT big. My problem with one piece suits (for motorcycles) has always been my height, which is mostly in my body. I've always had a problem with the crutch to shoulder measurement, which has always been too small. I think the designers imagine that if you are 6'2" tall you must have looooong legs and a short body.

Anyway I emailed Ravenspring about this and they said that this would be taken account of in the measurements taken. And damned right they were too. It fits. It's comfortable. I can comfortably crouch down in the suit (I sit on the tube when driving my SIB) [no pansy seats for me].

I took the measurements as they said, at a comfortable fit (the Boss , who took said measurements, did not pull the tape tight). But we most certainly did NOT add anything on for extra clothing. Ravenspring take that into consideration.

Now, my daughter Karen (marine biologist) has a diving drysuit, which she wears when on the boat with me (it's a bl**dy wet boat). I must admit that I was expecting the Ravenspring suit to be rather like hers, but without the dump valves etc. However it is much lighter and easier to wear. I can hardly wait to get into the water with it on (then into the SIB).

The Boss has banned me from sitting in the bath with the suit on just to test it .

By the way Bilge Rat...you can NEVER eat too many bacon rolls!

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Old 18 December 2002, 11:49   #62
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Steps to getting a good neck seal

A/. Measure your neck circumference.
B/. Go into Marjorie's pantry and find a saucepan the same size as aforementioned neck.
C/. Apply KY jelly to neck seal and insert saucepan from inside the suit.
D/. Leave for a week or so but do not use saucepan to cook with during this time.
E/. Remove saucepan and cut neck seal to achieve a comfortable fit.
F/. Remember that too much pressure to both sides of the neck at the same time can cause you to feel lightheaded or even blackout. (Pressor receptors in the carotid arteries).

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Old 19 December 2002, 12:51   #63
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Well David

I did what you said, and BOY am I in trouble with The Boss

Marjory came home and found me with the tube of KY jelly and a rubber ring! Try explaining that one!

By the way, the saucepan is now broken. She hit me on the head with it.

Still thanks for the advice anyway.

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. She hit me on the head with it.
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Strange! Exactly the same happened to me!

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Old 19 December 2002, 23:08   #65
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rubber seal fandango...

I just hope she doesn't read the Orkney thread...then you'd be bacon...if she ever thought you'd take up golf...
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Old 20 December 2002, 06:34   #66
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I was making inquiries

about dru suits (I find them very expenssive) and I also asked my mates in SAfrica.
They said that they can pick one up for zar 600 about £40.00 breathabl;e, lined etc etc.
I have ordered one and if is any good amnd stands the cold of the UK climate will let you know. But from what they say the dry suits are for their winter (which is quite cold).
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Trust me Manos, I go back home (to Cape Town) most every year and the dry-suits in SA, which I have tried on and tested do not come anywhere near the Gill, Ravenspring and Typhoon offerings in the UK. You get what you are prepared to pay for. It is my opinion that you have to pay a healthy amount to get something half decent. There are no shortcuts unfortunately.
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Old 20 December 2002, 07:21   #68
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..and I thought I was on something good

well unfortunately will have to fish out money for dry suits for 4 XL/XXL, M/L (she sais is M but I have better jdgement , S and one for the 4 year old ). Bl...y H....l
Cheers Charles but have already ordered one for me (to see what it is) and it should be here just after Christmas
If I knew this earlier I would n't spent £ 40 on top.
Never mind LOLOL
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Don't you just LOVE people who after you have spent £400.00 on something tell you they have a mate who can get the same thing for £40.00!

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Actually Keith, I think Charles is saying to Manos "You have just wasted £40, sorry but you need to spend £400"-which is not quite the same thing at all.
I guess even if the SA ones are not very good, they will do as a backup. So I dont think Manos is that badly off after all. And if the SA suits are "quite good"-then Manos has a bargain!!
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