How tall are you... the inflatable PFDs that have integrated harnesses are often designed only for people a certain height and taller... The brand I like, which doesn't have this issue, are the Spinlock DeckVest PFDs. These have an integrated harness, spray hood, strobe, and whistle. However, they are not USCG approved IIRC.
I like snickers bars because they have a lot of energy in a compact form and keep better than a sub would. Less messy to eat except in hot weather too.
A watch cap:
3/4 gloves are 3/4 season gloves, which are far warmer and heavier than typical sailing gloves. The ones I usually wear are Jetpilot brand PWC gloves.
In warmer weather or more southern climes, I'll wear gloves that leave the finger tips exposed.
One of the better remedies for motion sickness is ginger candy. MotionEase also works fairly well.
I also carry a small LED flash light. I particularly like the Gerber FireCrackers, since they're pretty tough and run on a single AA battery for quite a while. The beam is bright enough to pick out buoys at 150' or so.
Oh. thanks !! i dont know if i can get ahold of all of that on the budget i have before this week, but i'll do my best. any recommended PFD?manufacturer or anything else?
anything special about snickers or just preference? any issue with a sub from subway?
whats a watch cap? and finger-tipless gloves(3/4?)
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