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Old 03 October 2008, 17:16   #1
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To Gecko or not to Gecko....

I have, for a long time, admired Gecko helmets, and thought how nice it would be to be warm and dry...

But are they practical, as a purely rain and cold stopper, or are the limitations, such as a lack of decent communications equipment for a 6.5m hinder them too much...

Looking at the Weymouth forecast, I find myself more and more drawn to them!

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Excellent bit of kit, ours are cut away at the back so your lifejacket doesn't rub on it.
Loads better than using a bike helmet!
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Old 04 October 2008, 03:31   #3
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I bought a Gath Jedi helmet instead of a Gecko. Haven't used it yet but it looks sooo cool.
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Looking at your tag line is it a Star Wars thing with you Tony ?
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looking at your tag line is it a star wars thing with you tony ? :d
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You should get an iPod Touch, if for no other reason than the light sabre ap!

As for Gecko helmets, they are very useful indeed! I used to have a very wet jet RIB that I took out in all weathers and having the helmet totally changed the level of comfort.



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You should get an iPod Touch, if for no other reason than the light sabre ap!

As for Gecko helmets, they are very useful indeed! I used to have a very wet jet RIB that I took out in all weathers and having the helmet totally changed the level of comfort.

Is the water taxi still running this time of year?
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Is the water taxi still running this time of year?
The last we heard it was running from 10am to 4pm with a two hour break in service for lunch and stopages for low water or bad weather.

Mind you, if your coming over and need a pickup we should have our SIB in the water soon and we do like to extend a good Alderney welcome.
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The last we heard it was running from 10am to 4pm with a two hour break in service for lunch and stopages for low water or bad weather.

Mind you, if your coming over and need a pickup we should have our SIB in the water soon and we do like to extend a good Alderney welcome.
Give me a weather window and I'm comming!!
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Back on thread, Bedajim and ourselves did two lumpy trips to the Scillies this year. Jim and Missus were fully Gecko'd we were not. The 2nd trip back was 3 hrs of walls of water constantly over the head, my eyes were in agony. It was so bad that I had to close them momentarilly to allow my tears to flush the salt out. This itself was dodgy as I needed to see what was coming on a split second bases. We surf as a family, so briny in the face is not uncommon, but when driven in by wind over a period of time, it's a different matter.
I will be buying helmets over the winter.
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