View Poll Results: What is the main reason you haven't bought a Gecko?
don't see the need 24 40.00%
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Old 08 December 2006, 15:43   #41
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mmm... except that as far as I can determine (including discussions with my insurer) there is no such thing as a CE mark for inflatable toys.
What sort of inflatable toys are you looking at though

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Old 09 December 2006, 14:00   #42
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I didn't buy a Gecko because ...

At 57cm minimum size, it is 0.5 cm too large for me and too large for my daughter (main crew) as well.

I seem to recall a bad accident with a helmet that was too large, a couple of years ago.

I am interested to see RIBsters' views about keeping the rain out. I might have to consider another make of helmet in the future.

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Old 09 December 2006, 16:08   #43
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mmm... except that as far as I can determine (including discussions with my insurer) there is no such thing as a CE mark for inflatable toys.
Just found it Norwich Union Sailplan Pleasurecraft Policy There is no mention of headgear just.1.All riders will wear CE or US Coast Gaurd aproved impact jackets 2.It is further warranted that inflatable water sports toys usedmust be CE or US Coast Gaurd Approved. Dont want to digress from the original post though
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Old 09 December 2006, 16:41   #44
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I've got one of these:- http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...5&d=1162152524

and it's got a dark as well as a clear visor. You do get a mouthful occasionally but it's a lot cheaper than a gecko

Hell, it doesn't look as funny as a normal rib helmet either
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Old 09 December 2006, 20:15   #45
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I did think to myself on my last cold trip home into the wind and rain that wearing all my motorcycle gear would be good .

It was impossible to keep the hood up on my jacket and hats just blow off .

I do have a good kayaking helmet ,without vent holes, that I will try with goggles for the next bad weather trip . but a full face bike lid would keep all my chins warm ,well most of them anyway .

I think a screen is needed for my boat .
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Just found it Norwich Union Sailplan Pleasurecraft Policy There is no mention of headgear just.1.All riders will wear CE or US Coast Gaurd aproved impact jackets 2.It is further warranted that inflatable water sports toys usedmust be CE or US Coast Gaurd Approved. Dont want to digress from the original post though
No fear - rather than digress from the original post - perhaps we can have this discussion here http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16623 where I highlighted me concern about exactly this point a few weeks back.
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Old 20 December 2006, 04:30   #47
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