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Old 21 May 2018, 09:23   #1
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Hi anyone use waders when launching recovering
Or just getting out on a beach?
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Old 21 May 2018, 09:32   #2
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Hi anyone use waders when launching recovering

Or just getting out on a beach?


If boating, I'll either have my drysuit on - no need for waders, or shorts & flipflops - no need for waders.
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Old 21 May 2018, 09:33   #3
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yes - chest waders.
Be very careful though - easy to drown in waders hence a lot of commercial organisations have banned their use.

Neoprene waders are more comfortable, the cheapo thin pvc type waders are very cold to wear - only wear near the slipway, not to be worn at sea due to the drowning risk if you fall in.
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Old 21 May 2018, 09:58   #4
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We use waders all the time for launching our little aluminium motor dinghy which we just pull in/out by hand, and for helping to launch the big RIB off it's towed trailer.

I wouldn't be without them for launching - think they make life much drier and more pleasant if you have to go in more than knee deep!
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I use thigh boots for launch & recovery. Rest of the time they're used for river & lake trouting.
Don't forget the lifejacket!
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I knew a guy who drowned while launching his fishing boat while wearing waders... no life jacket. Be very careful.
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I've had a couple of bootfulls when going just that little bit too far!

Fishing wading without a wading staff - used so you have 2 points of contact with the bottom when moving & can also feel ahead for obstructions & holes in the bottom - is in my view insanity.
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I have waders and they are definitely better than wellies for launch and recovery. Even in shorts it seems to be quite possible to get wet and thus end up making the car seat wet. Waders are a big improvement. Dry suit is potentially more useful though and less faff - as you can just keep it on. As others have said donít be tempted to keep it on whilst afloat, youíll never get back out the water with waders full of water.
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Yes, always wear chest waders (VASS) for launch and recovery.


If you 'go in' wearing normal PVC / Rubbers waders, there is a small chance that trapped air in them can make you float with your head under water and there is no real escape route ............ wear a lifejacket and make sure it is 300N to overcome any air in the waders should the worst happen.


Once launched I take them off when on the RIB.
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Yes we use chest waders and wear life Jacket as others have said
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