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Old 03 February 2013, 14:36   #11
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my ribbin' footwear cupboard goes like this ...
... and even comes in matching SR4 orange

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Old 03 February 2013, 15:52   #12
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We've moved on Moush, riggers are de rigueur in my trade these days. Jallette Jalaska being my 'chocker' of choice.
Not to hijak the thread .. but I was a rigger fan for years, and exactly those jalaska boots .. they are utterly superb and water tight after years of use .. but fek me .. it was the stones that kept getting inside them that made me give them up .. if they made that boot with a longer upper .. I would go back
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Not to hijak the thread .. but I was a rigger fan for years, and exactly those jalaska boots .. they are utterly superb and water tight after years of use .. but fek me .. it was the stones that kept getting inside them that made me give them up .. if they made that boot with a longer upper .. I would go back
I loved riggers, but alas they're banned on most large construction sites due to elf 'n safety reasons. They don't offer suitable ankle support, allegedly. Back to the op. If I'm in my drysuit, it has wellies built in. In summer it's a pair of shorts & Tevas, anyother time it's a pair of cheap'ish Gill sailing wellies. As others have said, it's horses for courses. I agree with Willk on the footbeds, good insoles go a long way towards shock mitigation & are easier on the knees, heels & back.
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Old 04 February 2013, 16:00   #14
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Thanks for all the above advice, I'll see what I can get in time...
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Old 04 February 2013, 17:55   #15
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We've moved on Moush, riggers are de rigueur in my trade these days. Jallette Jalaska being my 'chocker' of choice.

My ribbin' footwear cupboard goes like this-

HL Ocean boots (half price in local HL shop) for kitted up offshore work.

Flip flops for warm weather local work. Kick 'em off if it gets choppy, bare feet grip well.

Wet suit booties for looning about in the SR.

Toying with the idea of a pair of Jetski boots for SR looning, as pebbles and stones play havok with my feet through the thin bootie soles.
Ribbin footwear cupboard posh git . Where ave you been finding warm weather local work flip flops melt on hot tarmac

get down trago an ave a pair of crocks , just drag your foot in the water as you set off an all the stones is gone. Trago green wellies are best for winter with the huge fishermans socks on the outside so you don't slip on the slimy slipway
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Old 05 February 2013, 02:07   #16
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Thanks for all the above advice, I'll see what I can get in time...
Hi Tim. I have had 2 pairs of these now they are pretty good all rounders and if you go a size large then with 2 pairs of thick socks they are fine for longer trips...

http://www.force4.co.uk/2837/Gill-Sh...sing-Boot.html
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Old 05 February 2013, 02:53   #17
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I use Dubarrys for long haul dry runs and for jogging about in better weather (ha ha)
I use any perforated boat shoes.

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Old 05 February 2013, 04:09   #18
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In the absense of hot weather & the fact I always forget to lift the trunks before stopping most days I use a pair of yot wellies - one size up with 2 pairs of thermal socks. (provides heat & a bit of cusioning).- I once used "farm" wellies in a moment of madness - might as well have greased the deck for all the grip I got.


For the few days it's actually warm enough to not bother with the full set of waterproofs I have a pair of windsurf / dinghy neporene boots. - thick but flexiblke sole - a halfway house for rocks & stuff. No idea of the make - the printing cme off on the laser toe straps years ago!

If I'm going walkies I take a pair of trainers in the dry bag & change.
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These work for me as I can't justify the expense of a pair of Dubarrys, which I think are the ideal.

Gill Tall Yachting Boots - From 31.50 - Piplers of Poole
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worst wellies I ever had- expensive yottie things with razor cut soles . Absoloutely no grip whatsoever on the slimy wood jetty we were working from at the time. Literally had to crawl off it on m'hands and knees. Best ones-a pair of very yellow safety wellies donated by a commercial client- great grip.
Jalletas-terrific but frowned on for commercial boats these days cos of lack of ankle support (I only wear em when the elf n safety police aint there). When we went on a canal boat course cos the RYA were sending power-trainers on them around here for to qualify them for inspection purposes the first thing the inland waterways guy wanted to know was if we were wearing razor cut soled boots as he wouldn't allow them on his boat for safety reasons-people kept slipping over on t'decks.
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