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Old 24 June 2012, 07:34   #1
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Hi,
Is there is a general consensus on rib wear?
I own a 16 foot speed boat and use it mainly on Scottish lochs in good weather. I generally wear waterproofs over shorts and a fleece.

Having purchased a rib (with my coastal endosrement and day skipper courses booked), I'm wondering what other ribbers would consider the basic clothing requirements for coastal cruises around Anglesey, North Wales and occasionally South Western Scotland.
I'm currently enjoying the boat on Loch Ken but want to utilise it more, hence the coastal & skipper courses.

I understand that what suits one is not necessarily good for another, but any pointers on suiting up would be really appreciated.
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You have opened one.

Some like Fishing Floatation suits, some wear shorts, some prefer drysuits.

Oh yeah, and if you're considering "specialist gear" for cruising around Anglesey, you might wanna be careful with the styling, people might get the wrong idea...
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I have a dry suit which I only use for winter or really cold weather, for weather like we have now I use a motorcycle jacket and trousers which I got from Aldi, well if it's good enough for keeping bikers dry doing 70 + on the motorway it's good enough for rib use also, I use a kayak waterproof cag and semi dry hiking trousers. And if it's really sunny just T shirt and shorts with the former gear stuffed in dry bags .. just in case.
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You have opened one.

Some like Fishing Floatation suits, some wear shorts, some prefer drysuits.

Oh yeah, and if you're considering "specialist gear" for cruising around Anglesey, you might wanna be careful with the styling, people might get the wrong idea...
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i'd use a fladen suit
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Shirt and tie when it's warm, Fladen floatation suit when it's cold and dry, Gill drysuit when its cold and wet. It's all in the stitching man; glued double-blind all the way..
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I know I've said this before, but if you choose a Fladen suit (or Mullion, or anything which incorporates permanent buoyancy) remember that y will need a lifejacket of at least 275N
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dry suit if cold, wet and or any possibility of needing to get in the water;
shorts and tee shirt with a canoeing style cag in the boat if it's great weather,
this week I'll be out in wellies, bib and brace and an off shore jacket if it's raining
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