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Foul Weather Gear

Hi I'm new to the sport of sailing. I just picked it up this summer and I'm loving it. I live in Michigan and hope to keep sailing through October. I've been sailing JY-15s and Lasers. The weather will start getting pretty cold in a month or so and I'd like to be prepared. I'm wondering what you suggest? Do I need just a jacket, pants, fleece? A wetsuit? I have no idea what would be best. If you could suggest brands that would be helpful too. I'm not looking to spend a ton of money, but I'd much rather spend a little extra now on quality then have to buy something every season or two. I already have a Marmot Precipe Jacket, I use for backpacking, camping, etc. The thing is super water proof and breathable, but I'm not so sure how well the velcro around my wrists will hold out the water. What do you think about something like this? I recognize it's not marine gear, but would it work? Thanks for your help.
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