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Old 06 May 2017, 03:29   #21
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Depends on where, how you launch. Do you actually need to get in the water / feet wet to
launch?
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Old 06 May 2017, 03:43   #22
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Depends on where, how you launch. Do you actually need to get in the water / feet wet to
launch?
Now and again i will be beach launching and one particular loch i fish has a very shallow and long entry before deeper water
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Old 06 May 2017, 04:05   #23
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Have you considered just going full dry suit? In my experience the weather in Scotland means you are either fine getting wet legs and drying in the sun or not so hot that a dry suit is out the question. If I was beach launching a sib it would be my default wear...
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Have you considered just going full dry suit? In my experience the weather in Scotland means you are either fine getting wet legs and drying in the sun or not so hot that a dry suit is out the question. If I was beach launching a sib it would be my default wear...


you can faff with waders (done that), flotation suits (done that), sailing gear (done that) but for British ribbing nothing beats a dry suit(doing that)
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Had a similar predicament earlier in the year and bought a musto entry level dry suit ,needed a fat b suit and had to go xxl but for £200 marine super store it was perfect as I wanted to extend the months of use for the rib
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Here in meditteranean i get chesties just to launch the boat then get them off. They are not comfortable and in case you fell in water they can fill with water and drown you.
Wish i can get waders that can be comfortable to keep wearing whole day..but i am not great believer in this and wasnot willing go invest on good quality waders. So staying with chesties only for launching in and out..
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Old 07 May 2017, 13:46   #27
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Seconded I have the tourlite pants and would also recommend the Peak cags as well.....cos together they look well smart. Some good prices on eBay so worth a look
Same here, love the bib style and comfy enough to wear all day. Usually wear with a HH boat coat but have the option of the matching cag should it eb required.

On the sib I used to wear a dry suit if it wasn't shorts weather but soon got fed up with the seals and restrictions as I wasn't getting wet enough to warrant it.

Still have 2 boat dry suits that get used when the conditions warrant it but the coat and bib trousers are just so much more user friendly.
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you can faff with waders (done that), flotation suits (done that), sailing gear (done that) but for British ribbing nothing beats a dry suit(doing that)
dry suit every time bone dry spray, rain, falling in, launching nothing worse than wet all day get front entry zip easy to get on and off easy
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