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post #7 of Old 09-30-2007
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winter gear

Good morning all.

As a novice sailor looking forward to the first winter aboard my newly acquired cutter rigged sloop, I'm now in the process of learning how to stay dry and warm throughout the autumn and winter months here on Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho). I've searched this sight and have read most of your comments... thanks... the combined experience and wisdom here is most helpful... and I'll practice much of what y'all are recommending.

While I've seen the recommendation of a dry suit as the ideal off shore winter gear, I've not seen any mention of wet suits. I'm wondering if any of you have experience (good/bad) with wearing a wet suit (eg. hooded once piece long legged suit) as a bottom layer.
It seems to me that when combined with appropriate hand and foot coverings, a wet suit would be affective protective gear.


Thanks. Best wishes. G'day.

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