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Old 29 December 2006, 13:20   #11
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£75+£7.50 p&p.

\Sizes are here as posted by Kernow -pm me with the one you want.
Have a look in Aldi or LIDL at the moment they have great ski Gear at very low prices and its nice gear.

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Old 29 December 2006, 15:14   #12
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Have a look in Aldi or LIDL at the moment they have great ski Gear at very low prices and its nice gear.

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I have worn ski gear in a boat - and when it gets wet it gets very heavy - I did it once and decided that if I went in the water I would need to take the salopettes off just to stay afloat! Float suit - designed for the job -much better (or dry suit with appropriate underclothing even better but more expensive).
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Old 29 December 2006, 15:54   #13
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I have worn ski gear in a boat - and when it gets wet it gets very heavy - I did it once and decided that if I went in the water I would need to take the salopettes off just to stay afloat! Float suit - designed for the job -much better (or dry suit with appropriate underclothing even better but more expensive).
Good point, didnt think of that. However, the insulation must be a good idea if and only if you have increased buoyency in Lifejacket.
Alot of this insulation adds to the floatation,

Dry suits are a bit uncomfortable I hear.
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Alot of this insulation adds to the floatation,
Not in ski wear - it fills up with water and becomes heavy and offers poor thermal protection once in the water. In contrast a flotation suit uses closed cell foam so offers good insulation (in and out of the water) and extra bouyancy.

One of the Candians on here recently posted a link to a video which was an excellent advert for a proper float suit rather than ski wear.

I personally agree with your comments about dry suits - not the most comfortable things to wear for long periods - but the majority of people here swear by them.
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I wear a drysuit normaly, but if its realy cold or i`m fishing (with hooks!) then the fishing suit is warmer and you can abuse it more. The problem is when you have kids that wont stop growing! The drysuits are so expensive for what is realisticly 1 seasons wear.
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