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Old 12 January 2007, 21:30   #11
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Gloves during the summer? How cold does it get over there on the water in the summertime? Weather is weird, I think we get much colder winter temperatures than you gents, but no one would ever wear gloves around here from may to october.
I brought my boat back from Guernsey in June or July - a 90 odd mile trip. In Guernsey it was really really hot - in Weymouth it was also really hot - mid channel I was wearing a ski mask and goggles - gloves and a fleece.

Closer inshore you don't need them but the water doesn't warm up until about June which keeps the air temp down - the sea is prob at it's warmest in Sept/Oct. It is the Atlantic winds that are the really killers - they soon chill you right down.

We do get some stupidly hot weather - pushing the low 100s with high humidity but it never lasts very long - especially on the West coast.

Met a bloke the other day from Poland - he was complaining about our cold weather - when I said it's nothing compared to Poland he said - ahh but it's a different type of cold and he does have a point. Go to the Alps skiing and it may be well below freezing and snow everywhere but it still feels warm - women in bikinis at the ski resorts!!!
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Old 12 January 2007, 22:43   #12
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Go to the Alps skiing and it may be well below freezing and snow everywhere but it still feels warm - women in bikinis at the ski resorts!!!
Statements like that need to backed up with pictures!
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Old 13 January 2007, 04:54   #13
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After a very long search for gloves that will stand up to NE weather, I found these in a local sports shop, but have also found them on ebay. I tested them quite thoroughly (one of my businesses is commercial window cleaning, so hands in the water all the time!) and they are the best so far, by far. To be warm, gloves need to be 100% waterproof and windproof, yet you dont really need a lot of padding. Got gel padding on palms for real softys. I`ve found these gloves match all the criteria, and they do work very well. Well made to. Hope this helps

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Sealskinz-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 13 January 2007, 06:15   #14
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father christmas brought me some musto gloves from the kids,they use them on their windfarm boat - waterproof and windproof and very toasty - tested in wind and rain this week and they do what they say on the box! Bit bulky for pressing buttons on electronics but that is what crew/clients are for
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Old 13 January 2007, 06:17   #15
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Not expensive either. Guess that guy will be getting a lot of orders
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Old 13 January 2007, 07:56   #16
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Closer inshore you don't need them but the water doesn't warm up until about June which keeps the air temp down - the sea is prob at it's warmest in Sept/Oct. It is the Atlantic winds that are the really killers - they soon chill you right down.
That's the problem here - it can be a warm sunny day onshore but there's not many of those days where you'll get away with a t shirt if you go a mile or so out! Water temperature is the killer...
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Old 13 January 2007, 08:05   #17
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back when I started boating ( in the dim distant past ) I used to use those heavy duty gardening gloves as they were very cheap and if it was very choppy stick rubber gloves over the top to stop them soaking up the spray, nowadays style counts so I use windsurf gloves
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Old 13 January 2007, 08:08   #18
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Oh I forgot to say only ever in winter, using gloves in the summer is like those walley's that wear driving gloves because they think its cool!!!
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Old 13 January 2007, 14:53   #19
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Baydreamer, I use a pair of weightlifting gloves. Fingerless!

They aint waterproof but have great 'grip'....

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Old 13 January 2007, 15:54   #20
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mine are "Thinsulate" ones nice and warm in the wind though they aren't waterproof
Thinsulate do a waterproof version.

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