SailNet Community - View Single Post - Foul Weather Gear - Consumer or Marine?
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 05-17-2007
eherlihy's Avatar
eherlihy eherlihy is offline
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,325
Thanks: 85
Thanked 50 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
I'll give it a shot:

"Super waterproof rainsuit for non-aerobic activities....
Fabric: Hard Shell 100% waterproof PVC with 100% nylon backing and 100% polyester mesh vents."

Looks like a lightweight running suit. Might be OK for WALKING in the rain.

On the deck of a sailboat in a storm, you are likely to be doing dome heavy aerobics staying on deck, cranking on winches, and going up & down the companionway. This rainsuit would probably last me about 30 min. in a storm...YMMV

Looking at my raingear the pants are made from 100% Nylon (real heavy thread) with a polyurethane coating on the shell, lined with Nylon taffeta (which looks like the above suit material), and Polyester mesh.

What is it worth to you to be dry in a storm at sea?

Ed
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook