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Forum Name: Repair & maintenance
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Topic: Wetsuit Material
Posted By: redback
Subject: Wetsuit Material
Date Posted: 23 Oct 04 at 9:43am
Does anybody know where I can buy a bit of 1mm thick material to repair the bum of my wetsuit?



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 24 Oct 04 at 7:31pm
why don't u buy a really old second hand wetsuit, and cut it up.

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Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 24 Oct 04 at 7:52pm
Splash out on a new suit and a pair of hikers.  But seriously I have an old wetsuit which has shrunk in the wash so no longer fits.  I'll bring it to the club next weekend and you can have a bit of that.

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Posted By: redback
Date Posted: 24 Oct 04 at 9:03pm
Great and thanks.


Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 24 Oct 04 at 10:27pm
Bigwavedave - wetsuits don't shrink in the wash!! Have you not noticed the comments in the changing room every spring when people say " I am sure this fitted last year!! "

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Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 25 Oct 04 at 4:24pm

My wife can make anything shrink.

Is the amount a wetsuit shrinks directly related to the amount if pies and lager consumed?



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 25 Oct 04 at 5:20pm
don't put wetsuits in a washing machine cos that does shrink them a bit...that's in your defence (bigwavedave!)

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Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 25 Oct 04 at 7:44pm
be 'ard and don't wear one! I've managed all season in hikers! - only advisory if you have a long time afterwards to thaw out!

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Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 25 Oct 04 at 10:55pm

Yes pies and lager do not help the wetsuit fit.

You could always buy a drysuit - there is always plenty of slack in those

Also does anyone want to take Harry out in mid January on a freezing cold reservoir and see if he only wears hikers



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 26 Oct 04 at 5:05pm
yes, damm right i would sooo love to see his freezing arse. shut up, u are such a lier.

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Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 26 Oct 04 at 5:25pm

lol whatever- not saying i didnt have 10 rash vests and spaytops, aqua fleece etc on too! I have to admit i think im going to put my drysuit on this winter- or wetsuit under hikers!

 

 



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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 12:25am
March-October wear for South Shields:  1mm neoprene 'rash vest' 2mm shorty, 1/2 length hikers, BA, spray top: NO PROBLEM!!  The faster the boat you sail the more you work, the less you need to wear!!, sail skiffs and save money on clothing (you'll need it for all the blocks etc you will ware out)

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 12:57pm

yea anyone who crews a cat is wearing less and less

while the helm who doesnt do anything but steer is saying there cold!!!

i think its a bit unfair, but suppose they pay the bills



Posted By: Sunshine
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 2:26pm
Try one of those Aquafleece thingys whihc Rooster do - they're brill at
keeping you toasty


Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 2:50pm
Getting off the subject a bit... but (and this must be very girlie of me) I
never know what kit to take, so tend to have everything - yes 5 rashies,
wetsuit, drysuit etc... my sailing bag is bigger than me and it's
beginning to fall apart...

Any suggestions for a replacement?

Or a strategy to keep my gear down?


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 3:09pm
I had a less severve version of your problem, but my dad re-packed my bag, folding, using the corners etc. and voila! there was acres of space left!

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 3:52pm
Gael, you could get one of those Henri Lloyd ones with wheels on, look a little pathetic but does not tire your arms out.  Personally I stick to my old Typhoon single compartment one and a bin liner for dry stuff, and just jump on it if i can't fit stuff in, percussive maintanance

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Shifts Happen


Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 4:27pm
Have you tried Pickfords Gael


Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 4:51pm

The bigger the bag the more you put in it!  Buy a smaller bag and then you can only take what you need.



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Posted By: Lucy Lee
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 5:07pm

Alternatively, dispense with bags altogether and simply fill the entire boot of the car with sailing kit, spanners and spares.

However, it will smell foul if that you forget to take out before going to the supermarket on Monday night.

Or is that just me?



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Posted By: Garry
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 5:13pm
I suggest two bags - one for what you're going to wear and the other for the rest. You can then leave one in the boot but have the rest of your kit to hand in case of emergency / change in the weather.

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Garry

Lark 2252, Contender 298

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Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 5:27pm
That's a great idea!

I tend to drive around with big boat and dinghy kit in my car... but all in
one bag, which is definitely looking the worse for wear - quite apart from
the fact that being a 'Silk Cut' bag it encourages all sorts of speculation
about how I came to be in its possession - the truth being all too boring!


Posted By: Garry
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 8:35pm
Why don't you take out a couple of subscriptions (yes I know you're the Editor) - then you get two free bags for your kit and can give the magazines to deserving postees

BTW in the 8th Oct issue who are the gorgeous babes on p45? They should be entered for the top totty prize!

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Garry

Lark 2252, Contender 298

www.cuckoos.eclipse.co.uk


Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 9:26pm
gael, you should get a trident bag with the dry part in it.   i soooo no what you mean about taking everything with you, (it's girl thing!!) my bag is about the same size as me! but i have one that i can actually fit into and do the zip up (i was also carried around in it!!) and no i'm not tiny the bag is HUGE!!
i have had my trient bag for years now and it still hasn't broken!
bye the way, im not a sales person for trident!

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Sailor Girl, Queen Of The Forum!


Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 28 Oct 04 at 12:34pm
lol wots this about being tied up inside bags or did i just read that the wrong way???


Posted By: Sarah B
Date Posted: 28 Oct 04 at 1:21pm

Originally posted by Gael

Getting off the subject a bit... but (and this must be very girlie of me) I
never know what kit to take, so tend to have everything - yes 5 rashies,
wetsuit, drysuit etc... my sailing bag is bigger than me and it's
beginning to fall apart...

Any suggestions for a replacement?

Or a strategy to keep my gear down?

 

I have a plastic box with lid - useful for putting on wet changing room floors - this has my drystuff in to change into after sailing, then I put my wet kit bag - one from a local sail maker dwon here in the westcountry - which has all my stuff in actually wear on the water in. And useful to put really wet stuff in is a dry bag, so you can seal it up and water stays inside and not all over your car or dry stuff.

Also having the plastic box means you can stand on it when putting trousers on after sailing, without having to get the bottoms all wet and ick - sad I know!! But it works!!



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 28 Oct 04 at 1:38pm
yeah, um....at my work experience, i went to my local sailmakers and made this bag but got the siza a bit wrong, so it was big enough for me to get into, so i did and they carried me around in it! lol! don't be getin jelous oli!!!!!!!

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Sailor Girl, Queen Of The Forum!


Posted By: Sunshine
Date Posted: 28 Oct 04 at 1:58pm
Sounds like it was your overactive imagination adding the tied up bit
hurricane


Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 28 Oct 04 at 2:12pm
hahaa, teenage boys-what do u do with them!!!!!!

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Posted By: Sunshine
Date Posted: 10 Nov 04 at 5:06pm
Zip them up in a bag and open it again when they grow up


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 10 Nov 04 at 5:32pm
Make sure it's a comfortable bag please!

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 10 Nov 04 at 5:52pm
Thank goodness I've hit the geriatric side of 20 then!!

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FLAT IS FAST!
Shifts Happen


Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 10 Nov 04 at 5:59pm
broadband internet access inside bag= prereq lol.

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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 10 Nov 04 at 6:45pm
huh??????????????

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