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Old 17 October 2013, 00:39   #441
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.....Oh and the Wives enjoyed it too!!
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I used to have one. Still might somewhere in the garage but the cuffs and neck seals had gone and was looking scruffy too. Might have to dig it out one day.
I'm a bit lost on this one.....
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...whilst the two piece Fladen seems to be much more water proof. Maybe because the salopet trousers give you an extra layer on the front?...
That makes sense. There are some good things about them too of course. They are very comfortable to wear, can be adjusted to allow ventilation or not, they have many pockets for personal kit/food and they provide some protection against bumps etc.

The downside of your two piece is that rated survival times in the water are DRASTICALLY reduced.
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Old 17 October 2013, 18:21   #443
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That'll be the Fear at work
To be Honest Mrs Maxi and Hadd's Kath were Rock Solid!!
And Ginny did the whole trip without a Gecko!
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Old 17 October 2013, 20:51   #444
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On the way across to Cherbourg I used my 7 year old Fladen 2-piece flotation suit (cost about £80) - it's still waterproof and would have kept me dry if we hadn't taken a wave such that the water went straight down my neck. As per Hightower, if anything it was too warm! For anyone thinking of what to buy for their 1st waterproofs I can't recommend them enough. fantastic value for money.
On the way back I used my Helly Hansen Ocean Drysuit (cost about £600) - it kept me dry but not as warm, and is certainly more hassle to get on and off - and taking a comfort break in choppy conditions in a drysuit is almost impossible!
Many of the lads I work with offshore know precisely how to warm up a dry suit and take a comfort break at the same time.....
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Or you could just get a dry suit with a relief zip!
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Old 18 October 2013, 12:05   #446
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Or you could just get a dry suit with a relief zip!
Or one of these
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Or one of these
That really doesn't sound great.

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That really doesn't sound great.

" A short length of flexible, anti-kink, wide bore hose connects to a quality penile sheath via a positive snap connector. "
You get to like it after a while See rule #4
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" A short length of flexible, anti-kink, wide bore hose connects to a quality penile sheath via a positive snap connector. "
Don't f'k about, go and have a bag fitted.
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Hmmm. Tubes, bags, what next, nappies? Just get a drysuit with a zip!
Do any Cherbourg goers have any pictures of Yorkie? In my collection of RIB photos I have loads of other ribs but none of our own!
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Just heard, JD has damaged a tendon in his ankle. He finally decided it was not right! Looks like the RIB won!
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Just heard, JD has damaged a tendon in his ankle. He finally decided it was not right! Looks like the RIB won!
Hope he has a speedy recovery!
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Please give him my very best and thank you for keeping us updated

I'm gutted he hurt himself but so glad that it wasn't any worse.

Well done everyone who helped out in one way or another
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Hope he gets better soon - no more trips to Cherbourg for a while
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Ooh that sounds painful. Wish him a speedy recovery from me as well please.
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Nasty. Soft tissue damage can often be worse than a straight forward break. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Gutted, hope it's not a bad tear. I did my right ankle and then knee, neither ever fully recovered, not played football since the ankle and are sore in the cold. Physio is a must to avoid long term problems.
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Just heard, JD has damaged a tendon in his ankle. He finally decided it was not right! Looks like the RIB won!
Sorry to hear that....Best wishes for a Speedy recovery!
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Old 23 October 2013, 09:59   #459
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Hmm a good 6 months recovery minimum.... I tore a tendon in my knee paid privately in the end for physio, laser and ultrasound therapy.


On a different note whats happening with the videos of the trip?
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