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Old 22 June 2014, 03:43   #1
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Sunglasses..

A great day out from whitby yesterday but I sat on my £15.00 glasses bought from a French supermarket 10 years ago . I new I wouldn't get value out of them .

Without going mad and trying not to look like something out of Miami vice what sunglasses would you lot recommend . It did take me an hour to learn how to blink when we got back last night !


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If you refer to your plotter/sounder a lot then be cautious with Polaroids - sometimes they can make a screen unreadable. Equally, the "stronger" shades (Cats 3&4) can darken a screen so much that you can't see it. I've found that grey tinted Cat 2 glasses work well for me.
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If you refer to your plotter/sounder a lot then be cautious with Polaroids - sometimes they can make a screen unreadable. Equally, the "stronger" shades (Cats 3&4) can darken a screen so much that you can't see it. I've found that grey tinted Cat 2 glasses work well for me.

Never even thought of the chartplotter and yes as a beginner I use it a lot ? Are there boating specific brands and if so what is the difference


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Are there boating specific brands and if so what is the difference
Yes, they'll be ten times more expensive

Get a cheap set - you broke the last pair after only ten years...

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Yes, they'll be ten times more expensive



Get a cheap set - you broke the last pair after only ten years...




Don't get me on a mid life rant !! I don't mind paying a bit for quality but not for millions on marketing but on the same note I don't want to buy ones that don't protect me . Hence the thread .
So am I just looking for a cat rating when looking


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Dunno, but my Gill Floatables with the built in strap are pretty good, specially at speed. Sub £40 if you look around online too.
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dewalt make safety sunglasses - thats what i use. around a tenner a pair and have lenses big enough to keep the wind and spray out. at that price i have a few pairs.
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Dunno, but my Gill Floatables with the built in strap are pretty good, specially at speed. Sub £40 if you look around online too.

Did you mean gul ?

Do you remember when cars were G. GL or GLX

There's more spec on sunglasses now .


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Did you mean gul ?

Do you remember when cars were G. GL or GLX

There's more spec on sunglasses now .


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