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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Dec 19 at 5:41pm
Big yellow for £40 on Facebook dinghies and bits currently...
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After having two yellow watches fail and having nil after sale support, I wrote the option off and bought a better watch.

Is the latest model worth considering?
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Gone through plenty of big yellows. Ronstan ClearStart holding up ok (family has two). Never take them on hot holiday either plane pressure or heat destroys them. Check the actual water proof rating some are only rated to get wet not swim etc
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Reassuring to hear, I thought I was just unlucky
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On the topic of gloves, itís more about not shredding your hands than any temperature benefit. Wet gloves are never going to keep your hands warm.
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Hi,
Look up "Animal watch strap" - buy one long enough!

Cheap gloves from Screwfix or Toolstation will last a few months for about £1.80 per pair.

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It is interesting some charts say 10 atmospheres for swimming and some say 5 atmospheres are OK.


The yellow watch spec says ĎNow more durable in water resistency, an increase from 3 ATM to 5 ATMí - so the original ones are not suitable for swimming.


Gill 3 or 5 ATM depending on model 

Ronstan 5 ATM


So none really robust, and all compromised when you change the battery. You can get a solar (no batteries to change) Casio to 10 ATM for £35. 


Stop press - daughter has just told me there is condensation in her Ronstan - she rarely capsizes so mainly spray and launching. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Dec 19 at 8:02pm
Originally posted by Noah

On the topic of gloves, itís more about not shredding your hands than any temperature benefit. Wet gloves are never going to keep your hands warm.

Unless you trimming a big spinnaker still not necessary. You may get blisters for a few weeks but  use Norwegian hand cream after sailing and your hands get tough enough. You rarely see an Olympic sailor with gloves.
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I think a fair few do

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Dec 19 at 9:27pm
Loads do. Better grip, neoprene backed gloves warmer.

"Manning up" "Gloves are for wimps" heard all this before.
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