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Old 20 December 2002, 13:13   #71
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Hmmmm, we'll see. I sincerely hope I have to 'eat my post'!
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Old 21 December 2002, 04:34   #72
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ALL WILL BE REVEALED

After the Christmas hols when I get the dry suit.
I just hope that Charles is wrong
Sorry Keith didn't know about the dry suit bargains in SAfrica before otherwise would had let you know.
I just discovered that the suits are cheap when I asked Pieter (my mate in Falcon) about dry suits in SAfrica.
He told me about the suits and that, as he says, they are so good that they use them for racing also in the winter time.
So we will just have to wait and see. Shall we?


..... and he wispers (do hope that Charles is wrong) LOLOl
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Old 21 December 2002, 04:51   #73
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Re: ALL WILL BE REVEALED

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...they are so good...we will just have to wait and see...
Sounds like you're going to be "modelling" this drysuit for all to see at Plymouth in May
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Old 21 December 2002, 06:40   #74
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Manos,

I don't want to sound stupid, but are you sure you are not just buying the drysuite liner, i.e. the woolly under garment. IMHO it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to get a drysuite for 40 unless it is stolen

Best you double check using your best South African language skills. Perhaps a drawing of a person in one of their garments going into the water, if they send this back you will know, if they send you this you are the winner and I am wrong

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Oh and this one means you will drown in it
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Old 21 December 2002, 08:37   #75
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Flanker I have cheked it out is the proper dry suit. Have sent them a photo of a Typhoon and a Ravenspring just to make sure. This is not the inside (LOLOL ) but the proper thing (so they say any way). You see zar 600 is quite a bit of money in SAfrica but the exchange rate here is lousy.
Look is not going to cost me anything much with post and carriage total 50.00 (about) so what the heck.

Pepper you bet mate!! If the suit is suppose to be what they say it is well the 4 of us will have one in Plymouth LOLOL
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Manos, if they can supply good drysuits for 40 then you have yourself an import business. Ask them for some photos we are all quite curious and would probably take a gamble, afterall its only the price of two Ribnet burgies -

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Pete I have asked. Right now is summer in SAfrica and the busiest season for them so they are a bot slow in responding. But will get photos and have the suit here after the Christmas hols so we can have a look @ it.
Will let everybody know if is good or not. If it is I think some makers in Europe would get cause they will lose quite a bit of bizs
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CHECK THIS OUT

If you are still interested for buying a dry suit check out this site

http://www.wetsuit-factory.com/
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Old 11 January 2003, 11:32   #79
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can any one help p l e a s e

I have just got this dry suit (for the 1st time in my life as I always used semi dry or steamers).
I put it on and what the he... I couldn't breath. The seal that is round the neck just choked me slowly. Started to feel like I will faint.
Any way to cut the long story short, does any one know how do you overcome the tight seal problem round the neck??
If I shorten the seal a bit by cutting will that make any difference to the properties of the suit? Can I cut it at the seal??
Any help will be highly appreciated.
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Yes, Manos - you do need to trim the neck seal. I did this to my Ravenspring drysuit (after spending a weekend suffering!) and it's now much more comfy and still seals OK. But just do about a centimetre first - and see how it goes. You'll need very sharp scissors, (on the Ravenspring suits, there are concentric rings to follow). Then you'll be able to breathe AND stay dry!
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