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Old 07 July 2005, 11:09   #11
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not many fat blokes
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I can think of a couple of ex RN guys who certainly have had too many donuts! There kit will be good though and if it was cheap then it must be a good buy.
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Old 07 July 2005, 11:24   #12
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fat blokes in the navy

thanks hands - pot kettle black with those man boobs of yours.
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Old 07 July 2005, 12:07   #13
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but me and glue don,t go
I know exactly what you mean, same for me but substitute mastic for glue!
Dan, do you always wear a dry suit? I'm going to have to get kitted up for winter ribbing but am torn between flotation suit or dry suit, any thoughts appreciated
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Old 07 July 2005, 13:03   #14
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Dry or Flotation??

I too have had this dilemma, and have come to the conclusion that the drysuit (as it keeps you dry) is the way to go.. Stick your lifejacket on and bob is your very toasty uncle. Particularly with a huggy bear.

It seems to me that a flotation suit still gets you wet when immersed and therefore will cool you rapidly. toasty when out and no need for lifejacket but not so toasty when in the wet stuff...

Either that or I have missed the point of a flotation suit...
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Go for the dry suit

Years of dinghy sailing have taught me that there is a certain smugness between those in a drysuit and those even in 'steamer' wetsuits.

I fall out, bob around, get back in boat and am still warm.

It rains on me - I'm still warm

It snows on me - I'm still warm

The rib engine fails, I swim/wade 500m around lake with it towing behind me - still warm.

My wetsuited friends are........freezing!

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Old 07 July 2005, 13:49   #16
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I may be able to help three years ago started off with non breathable dry suits after having had a season of a constant wet bum in a wet suit .dry suit was great but sweated loads .I then changed to breathable fantastic.the rubber knecks do perrish but last longer if you treat them with non perfumed talcom powder after drying them .neaprean i have now, do tend to leak more when doing water sports but dont tend to leave a rash around your neck if the weather is very cold it is sometimes hard to get the undercloths right to keep you warm .I have just bought thermal floatation suit its really snug very warm but if i thought i was anywhere i would end up bobbing in the sea i would choose dry suit every time
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The Green dry suits they use are Typoon and the yellow one are Musto HPX dry suits.
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I know exactly what you mean, same for me but substitute mastic for glue!
Dan, do you always wear a dry suit? I'm going to have to get kitted up for winter ribbing but am torn between flotation suit or dry suit, any thoughts appreciated
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i had a dry suit when i started out on the rib but sold it as it was not the breathable type which made wearing it so wet inside. which defeats the object of a dry suit. i changed to a inshore musto suit from ebay for 30.00
then upgraded to a offshore musto suit also from ebay for 55 pounds both are not the goretext type but are ok for use as when we do get the summer
i like to wear shorts but i keep getting wet feet with salopets and sailing boots so found a dry suit on ebay that need a new next seal and i foot replaced so i will give it a go


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well it came in the post this morning so i had a look a few marks on the yellow bit but looking very good i must say. dropped in to hammond to look at fixing the foot. and he said its a very good bit of kit very well made its not typhoon he said it could be ocean. but he was very impressed with the way it was made new feet cost 38 pound only so a very good buy

very happy now

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Well done Dan, I'll probably look for something similar in Autumn, there's a small shop at a place called Polkerris nearby that take displays to the trade shows for Gul and finishes up with their old stock.
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