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Old 24 June 2012, 15:55   #11
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Shirt and tie when it's warm, It's all in the stitching man; glued double-blind all the way..
Dammit .. I've lost count of the number of bow ties Ive sent back
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Old 25 June 2012, 03:45   #12
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Dry Suit in winter, other times I find sailing trousers work well, padded socks and a good pair of saling boots, layered clothing, I find a thermal top like you might wear skiing is useful and light for a base layer then a tshirt or if colder a good quality sweater, plus sailing jacket, plus carry full waterproofs for when it rains. Plus lifejacket, knife, personal locater beaken and hand held vHF work on the body/pockets etc
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Old 25 June 2012, 04:08   #13
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Thanks for the input, much appreciated.

Although I'm struggling to find a supplier of stick on mousteches and black leather caps for my first Anglesey trip
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Old 25 June 2012, 05:01   #14
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Thanks for the input, much appreciated.

Although I'm struggling to find a supplier of stick on mousteches and black leather caps for my first Anglesey trip
Get it right, Willk will be judging. I think Dave Manning won the bottle of pink champagne last year for his Red Indian.
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You will need to keep in mind the chill factor when windy. I spend a reasonable of time in Hayling Bay as a Safety Boat for dinghies or as a photographer and although it can be reasonably warm on land, once you start getting soaked from spray and then get a bit of wind thrown into the equation, it can get cold very quickly. I might be out there for 4 or 5 hours, with no chance to come back in.
I have a wetsuit with a fleecy liner, which is not that warm, I still find I often need a good jacket over the top. I also use a GIL Goretex type jacket and trousers, which work well and then layers underneath depending on temperature. I always have a grab bag with spare jackets and layers with me. If you are buying a wetsuit, go for one with a fly zip.
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The floatation suits are good to protect against cold and showers and splashes. They aren't great in a day of prolonged rain or if you are sitting in rain/spray. If you plan to get wet (launching) or for a very wet day - drysuits are best. I use both - just not together

In these waters, I tend to dress for the worst possible scenario - in my case, falling in or having to stay out much longer than planned.

When I replace my Fladen, it will probably be with a Mullion 2 piece - not as good for survival in cold water but much more flexible on board. They're a bit classier looking - Mollers would prefer them...
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They're a bit classier looking - Mollers would prefer them...
Very CHiPs.
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Very CHiPs.
Lower hem line perhaps, Madam?
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Have a look on here HH, not a bad company to deal with and prices are good.

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When I replace my Fladen, it will probably be with a Mullion 2 piece - not as good for survival in cold water but much more flexible on board. They're a bit classier looking - Mollers would prefer them...
I assumed you would soon have no need for such bulky attire, and would be donning a tweed jacket from within your eberspacher (sp?) heated cabin...
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