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    Posted: 22 Jan 05 at 8:09pm

Hi there,

I sail a topper and fireball and at the moment and was wonderig what sort of thing i should be wearing ???

At the moment i just wear a wetsuit iwth a mack on top and its kinda cold so its there anything i could put on top??

 

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i wear my dry suit, ( which took ages to save 4)
but when its warm i wear a 3mm shorty,

maybe you shud wear splash proof trouses aswell, keep the wind off your legs, but they are a pain when ur hiking after a few times of sliding in and out they end up round ur ankels lol

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry44981! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 05 at 8:47pm

you need hikers for a topper waverider, and in summer you can jst wear them as a shorty with hikking pads.

To keep warm i either wear my drysuit, or wetsuit, hikers, spraytop, lots of thermals and rashvests, thick hat. And keep moving!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor.jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 05 at 8:49pm
yeh thats probley best advice, keep moving! stay out of the water, i know its so tempting to dive head first into that freezing cold nuclear waste infected lake but u must resist,

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Rooster Aquafleece is the best thing I ever bought! Buy online @ www.roostersailing.com they do good hikers too, and have a fully layered system with a "Race skin" to go under. Sorry for sounding like an advert, but I've sailed a long time, and it is good stuff. (BTW I have no connection with them!)
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If you haven't got much money for all the flash gear (I haven't) I suggest wearing a thermal vest or a wollen sweater under your wetsuit.  Do not wear a tee shirt. It has to be a material which stays warm when wet - cotton does not.

Similarly don't wear cotton socks, wool or thermal material is best but you can get away with acrylan or most of the artificial fibres.  I can't stress this enough, cotton is OK when dry, but worst than nothing when wet.

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Shorts and "T" shirt, it you are too cold................... Head for the bar !!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote squeek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 05 at 8:54pm
rooster blindstich wet sox keep ur feet warm!! wear dm under normall wet boots n they cost me a fiver! my feet used 2 go white with cold bt not any more!!
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ideally get yourself soem 3/4 length hiking shorts, you may doubt the idea at first, i did, but since i bought my first pair ive never used anyhting else, evn in winter, all you need to change (i find) between seasons, is what you wear ontop, in winter i have around 3 rash vests and a thermal layer all under a breathable smock and then a bouyancy aid, in summer either just one uv prtectice rash vert and a bouyancy aid, or just a bouyancy aid and some spf 44+ sun cream, bear in mind that the hikers are kind of dungaree style where they cover some of your torso aswell. well worth it and you can pick up a pair for as little as 60, id recomend as a good basic pair the bottom of the range magic marine ones.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jon Emmett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 05 at 8:59am
When I sailed a fireball battern hiking pants were not allowed but they are a good idea for the Topper. To help you keep warm wear something decent on your head, you will be surprised the difference it makes!
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