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Old 14 October 2003, 03:43   #11
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Foot Fetish

My wifes beginning to think i've developed a foot fetish as i already have five pairs of neopreane boots, one pair for diving, one pair for summer use, one 5mm pair for winter, one for walking up and down hard stoney beaches and a pair for sand beaches, of course this is forgetting the three pairs i have left over from my canoeing days,!! now she says i want to buy rubber wellie boots as well.

Still not told her about the thigh highs yet lol lol.

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Old 14 October 2003, 09:45   #12
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I used Dubarry (and still using). They are good. Really! But... There is 2 small things which make them not as good as I thought before - one small plastic thing ( I don't know the name in english) to pull cord on top of the boots and keep'em dry is on the front. If you are on your knees or if you hit something - that's really painfull! And second thing - to wear them on thick socks is not so easy! Friend of mine bought for The Race (round the world catamaran race) Gill boots for all crew. These boots have lashes on the back (!) and this plastic thing is on the back either. Wearing is very easy! And no problems with kneeing! That's why Gill's boots is the best choice for me.
PS Both are made with goretex membrane.
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Old 14 October 2003, 09:54   #13
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one small plastic thing ( I don't know the name in english) to pull cord on top of the ...
Arek,
Sounds like the work you're looking for is toggle.
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Old 14 October 2003, 10:01   #14
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Thanks! A man is learning something every day!
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Old 14 October 2003, 14:26   #15
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Small plastic thing? If it were dive equipment it would be a GBB (Gay Boy Bead) used to stop reel line from being wound all the way in and then a bastard to rethread underwater with 5mm gloves on
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Old 14 October 2003, 14:34   #16
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weve got Gill not bad as wellies go.
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Toggles

Were originally called something like 'Tanka Clips' until the patent ran out?
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Old 21 October 2003, 08:02   #18
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Wellies

IMHO the best true wellies I have found is the Musto M2's they lasted 4-5 seasons where as the previous ones lasted only a season. But needed the thermal liner.
The best pair I have found is the durbarry boots, warm, comftable, got the ones without the drawstring on the top. Only wish they would make a pair with toe caps - fedup with dropping anchors and race mark weights on my toes!!!
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Old 22 March 2004, 07:45   #19
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Musto - where

Resurrecting this thread as I was looking for a new pair in Stockholm with no luck..
Are these the only Musto's available these days?
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Old 22 March 2004, 08:25   #20
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You folk have too much money, or yer all wussies. Buy a pair of farmers wellies and wear a thick pair of socks. A tenner does it.
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