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Old 31 May 2006, 20:26   #21
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Sorry mate,

Brought up in HB but live near the Solent now.

Left in 78. Are the Canals usable now. They didn't even have fish in them when I left. Just scrap cars and shopping trolleys etc.
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Old 01 June 2006, 04:35   #22
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Sorry mate,

Brought up in HB but live near the Solent now.

Left in 78. Are the Canals usable now. They didn't even have fish in them when I left. Just scrap cars and shopping trolleys etc.
Canals are great now, well looked after and full of fish, fishermen and barges, I'm tempted to launch my RIB there one day just to see the looks I get!
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Old 01 June 2006, 05:50   #23
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Went out yesterday around North coast of Anglesey, sunny day and light winds. I wore a gul drysuit with fleece undersuit and a pair of jetski boots over the latex socks with lifejacket over the top - was nice and warm but not overly so. My little boat is quite a wet ride!

In the summer when the temperatures get up and the sea has warmed through the summer, I tend to wear boardshorts and a quick drying t-shirt with lifejacket or buoyancy aid over the top, and a pair of wetsuit boots.

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Old 08 June 2006, 12:17   #24
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@RichardB: You wrote "Scorpion or Bananashark cap on head, choice depends on the occasion!"
Do you know were to buy a Scorpion cap? Can't find it on their site.
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Old 08 June 2006, 18:55   #25
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i wear a rash vest, swimming shorts with surfing shorts over the top, and GUL wet suit shoes, that way i can get as wet as i like and dont feel all that cold, if its a chilly breeze, i wack on a waterproof over the top....oh yeah a pair of oakleys too to keep the wind and rain out of the eyes!!!
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Old 08 June 2006, 19:04   #26
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I have a Fladen 2 piece flotation suit. It is really warm so no good for the summer if its raining as you will over heat but on a chilly day it certainly does the job of keeping me both warm and dry. It has the added advantage of keeping me afloat if i was to go for an unexpected swim. The best bit was it only cost be about £80 new!


I wore it on the Littlehampton Cruise a few weeks ago with just a t-shirt underneath!
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I have a Fladen 2 piece flotation suit. ...... It has the added advantage of keeping me afloat if i was to go for an unexpected swim. The best bit was it only cost be about £80 new!
does anyone have any experience of these with a lifejacket over the top. Is the life jacket completely unnecessary or does the extra bouyancy of the suit stop the jacket turning you the right way up?
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Old 09 June 2006, 15:05   #28
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I still wear a lifejacket it over the top, as I wouldn't expect the jacket to turn me the right way round. I guess its similar to a bouyancy aid.

When the water warms up i might go for a swim with both the jacket and trousers on and see what happens!
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