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    Posted: 05 Dec 19 at 11:56am
I'm about to start dinghy sailing again properly after a few years away so of course, given the time of year, the first thing Ive done is get myself a new drysuit. 

Which reminds me or a problem that i am hoping some one can help with.

I like many people, use a standard cheap sailing watch, with a normal strap, for racing timing etc. The trouble is it never fits around my wrist once ive got all the layers if clothing on and gloves etc.

What should i do... ideas please. Preferably ones that dont involve spending any more money :-)

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cut a watch size hole in the drysuit wrist  Wink
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Originally posted by ifoxwell

I'm about to start dinghy sailing again properly after a few years away so of course, given the time of year, the first thing Ive done is get myself a new drysuit.†
Which reminds me or a problem that i am hoping some one can help with.
I like NOT many people, use a standard cheap sailing watch, with a normal strap, for racing timing etc.


I seem to remember you giving us a thrashing in a very expensive 29er some years back in the round sheppey, pony up for big yellow, you tightwad.

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fit a tacktick on to the boat and use that.
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Thanks to Oli and Grumph for their valued suggestions Clap  LOL. I used to wear mine over the drysuit cuff - the neoprene / latex bit, and push the outer layer back in the pre-start. I think that all the under-layers should be away from the seal as it will just let COLD water seep in and we don't want that, do we?
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cheaper go to a craft/ haberdashery shop or amazon and buy a length of  heavy duty Velcro and make your own extra long strap for your existing watch.
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I just push the dry suit cuff a bit further up my arm on the watch side, with the watch just going around my wrist as it would with normal clothing. This may need an inch wide bit of skin exposed to the weather between dry suit and glove, but it doesn't get cold.

The one I have more difficulty with is long arm wetsuits as you can't comfortably push them up your arm. I suppose I could cut a bit off the end of one of the wetsuit arms, but the watch does just fit around the outside so I've not bothered.
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Could you read it if you put it round your buoyancy aid shoulder strap?

I know my aging eyes couldn't read it that close, but I've see many youngsters do it.
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Donít wear the gloves, they are a marketing gimmick. I sail all year without gloves and never get cold hands like I did when I wore gloves. 
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