Re: Waders / DrySuit - OR Not ???

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Re: Waders / DrySuit - OR Not ???

Post by Paul B » 13 Feb 2018, 18:15

Just got my drysuit repaired, new neck seal done at Lomo , cracking service from them, dropped it off last Thursday and got a phone call Saturday to say it was ready , just need some better weather to try it out :thumbsup
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Re: Waders / DrySuit - OR Not ???

Post by Andy B » 14 Feb 2018, 21:59

Paul B wrote:, just need some better weather to try it out :thumbsup
Surely that defeats the object of owning a dry suit????
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Re: Waders / DrySuit - OR Not ???

Post by Paul B » 14 Feb 2018, 22:53

Andy B wrote:
Paul B wrote:, just need some better weather to try it out :thumbsup
Surely that defeats the object of owning a dry suit????
Trust me Andy, there is no chance of anybody going out in a sib at present, average temp at moment is 1-2degrees and winds of 50mph plus over last few days :lol:
I don’t mind a bit of cold weather buts that’s taking it to the extreme,
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Post by warder54 » 14 Feb 2018, 23:03

Danny and myself managed out last Friday - both in drysuits pretty cold but when ashore out of the wind and in the sun 4c felt positively balmy!
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Post by Andy B » 14 Feb 2018, 23:34

Paul B wrote: Trust me Andy, there is no chance of anybody going out in a sib at present, average temp at moment is 1-2degrees and winds of 50mph plus over last few days :lol:
So it's true, summers come early in Scotland this year! :rofl
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Re: Re: Waders / DrySuit - OR Not ???

Post by harrison » 18 Feb 2018, 18:49

Douglas,
Cracking thread sir. A very informative, and sometimes sobering read.
Each to their own but we are almost never on the water without either a wetsuit or drysuit, perhaps due to our sailing/windsurfing/surfing days. Often in and out of the water wakeboarding etc. but even on days just in the boat I wouldn't fancy an enforced dunking at 20+ knots in cold water without suitable gear. The thought of wearing waders on the boat fills me with horror (and water).
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Re: Waders / DrySuit - OR Not ???

Post by Gazzago » 19 May 2018, 15:19

I just wanted to say what an excellent thread this has turned out to be. Appreciate it’s old but no harm bringing it up a again.

As a relative new sib owner I have a dry suit as I agree and understand the dangers of cold water. I don’t have a fish finder or chart plotter yet. Even though these would be useful and used all the time. My drysuit will hopefully not be NEEDED other than launching and recovering and also protecting me from spray etc.

Safety has to come first for me.


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