Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
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We do a lot of warm water cruising and I don't follow much of the advice above. Synthetics don't feel as good against the skin as cotton in "salt air" conditions. I too, am concerned about UV exposure, but that's the job ob my Bimini and wide brim hats. The "UnderArmour" or any other tight fittings colthing in the tropics or subtropics is way off my list! I have modestly sewn closed the fly of a number of cotton "boxer shots" style underwear and this is my standard outfit on board. Loose white cotton slacks and loose white cotton shirts suit me best ashore. As said, if cotton gets wet it won't dry as fast as synthetics; however, it can feel mightly good to don some damp clothes in the tropics! I dry most of my fresh rinsed clothes by wearing them. We've been known to bring out cloths for a fresh water rinse during rain in the tropics. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
Last edited by CaptainForce; 12-21-2009 at 06:45 AM.