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Old 13 October 2003, 06:58   #1
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Wellies Boots

I'm thinking of purchasing a pair of long wellies to wear instead of wetsuit boots and was wondering before i parted with my hard earned cash what other members of the forum wear or would recommend and if anyones had any particular horror stories with specific makes or types.

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Old 13 October 2003, 07:25   #2
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I've got a pair of Musto (I think they are called either M1 or M2) and they have got sort of "BatMan" suckers on the soles which really stick to the deck well.

Also, they fit me well which is unusual as I've got very narrow feet.
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Old 13 October 2003, 07:33   #3
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How did I know you or Louise would answer to this thread??
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Old 13 October 2003, 07:48   #4
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To badly quote the Billy Connolly song........

"If it wasnae fur ya wellies, where wuld ya be? Yu'd be in the hospital or infirmaree, Yu'd be havin a dose of tha flu or even plurasee if it wasnae fur ya wellies!"

I have Musto's (and big feet). The pucka thing to have is a pair of Dubarry leather jobs. Thick end of 200 tho'!
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I love Musto and wear it a lot both at sea and in the bar, however, a pal of mine has a 189 pair of their boots (wellies) and is foerever "minding his toes" like a bl**dy puff when doing anything other than strolling around the marina. The quality, look and comfort of the boot is exceptional. Whether one would be happy stomping around a greasy boat yard, wading in the slime of a weathered slip or getting the inners wet (as one often does) is a different matter, only said "one" can decide. That said my proverbial friend (me of course) does look rather spiffing in them !!!
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Thanks

Guys thanks for the advise, not too sure i want to go for the very expensive boots, maybe a pair of 35 gill or Henry Lloyd rubber wellies will do the trick, most of my boating involves ankle deep wading on my local slipway so i think high boots coupled with my Henry Lloyd gortex long johns will keep me both very snug and dry in these comming winter months.

thanks for all the advise though.

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For me the pecking order of quality and branding has always been Musto - Gill - Henry, however, ever since Henry entered the high street shops courting the pockets of scallywags, the brand consigned itself to the "fashion garment only" bin - in my opinion.

Musto and Gill are therefore the only true remaining sailing / watersport related clothing manufacturers.
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Drysuit and dinghy boots.....the only answer!
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Bare feet and shorts are the best option...oops just noticed...your from south of Watford Gap...thermal lined, yellow Musto, thigh lenght boots for you then!
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Oh, such humour for a thread which could have been so boring
Keep up the good work, and think on this...

If it's thermal lined yellow Musto and thigh length boots for south of Watford Gap, what will the de-rigeur vetements be south of the English Channel this winter season
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