Hi Bilge Rat (great nom de forum) [wow what culture this Hart chappie has!]
, you know, 'er indoors, is wondering if I've gone even madder as I am sat here in my new drysuit. Who cares though, I'm happy.
Anyway, yes I am an awkward size, Now I know that I am too big around the waist but I'm not THAT big. My problem with one piece suits (for motorcycles) has always been my height, which is mostly in my body. I've always had a problem with the crutch to shoulder measurement, which has always been too small. I think the designers imagine that if you are 6'2" tall you must have looooong legs and a short body.
Anyway I emailed Ravenspring about this and they said that this would be taken account of in the measurements taken. And damned right they were too. It fits. It's comfortable. I can comfortably crouch down in the suit (I sit on the tube when driving my SIB) [no pansy seats for me].
I took the measurements as they said, at a comfortable fit (the Boss
, who took said measurements, did not pull the tape tight). But we most certainly did NOT add anything on for extra clothing. Ravenspring take that into consideration.
Now, my daughter Karen (marine biologist) has a diving drysuit, which she wears when on the boat with me (it's a bl**dy wet boat). I must admit that I was expecting the Ravenspring suit to be rather like hers, but without the dump valves etc. However it is much lighter and easier to wear. I can hardly wait to get into the water with it on (then into the SIB).
has banned me from sitting in the bath with the suit on just to test it
By the way Bilge Rat...you can NEVER
eat too many bacon rolls!
Keith (any excuse to wear a tight rubber suit) Hart