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Old 18 January 2004, 17:56   #1
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I have just returned from Boat Show where I have purchased a RibEye 600 with 115hp Yam engine.

I hope to use the boat all year round and need advise about clothing to keep dry and warm.

I hace previosly owned a 6m fast fisher which sunk just about a mile off Fowey in August 2003. The only time I have only used a Rib is when I did my Power Boat Advance 2 yrs ago, so any other advise would be useful.


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Old 18 January 2004, 18:45   #2
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congrats on your purchase. wheres Neots - never heard of it.

T shirt and shorts all year round is a good start
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I run about all winter on the west coast. A good hat and gloves are a must. A set of windproof/water proofs or a drysuit with a water proof jacket over it should be warm enough. For the driver some sort of glasses/goggles are a must in extreme cold.
Try and keep as dry as possible before donning the waterproofs and I always wear a lifejacket when not diving from the RIB and insist everyone else does too.
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Roy have a read of this.

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There's another useful thread here:
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=976

If you search the archive for "drysuit", "waterproofs" or "clothing" you will find lots more food for thought!

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Old 19 January 2004, 08:06   #6
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Hi Roy

welcome to mad world of RIB's


As previous their is lots of info on clothing but for gloves I use a pair or thin, 3mm I think diving gloves.

Not yet found a pair of waterproof gloves that keep the water out, so opted to allow my hands to get wet but still warm.

Works well and they are just small enough to operrate the plotter VHF etc.

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Old 20 January 2004, 04:07   #7
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Not yet found a pair of waterproof gloves that keep the water out
In my yacht racing days I used to wear a pair of surgical gloves under sailing gloves, 5 odd per 100 from a motor factor/ car parts shop. Keeping hands dry is 90% of keeping them warm.
Also, dare I say it, I have been known to wear ladies tights under my trousers to keep my legs warm. I found that the colour made no differance to the warming effect!
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