SailNet Community - View Single Post - Foul Weather Gear
View Single Post
post #45 of Old 10-22-2012
jackdale
Senior Member
 
jackdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,041
Thanks: 27
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Foul Weather Gear

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimjazzdad View Post
There are definitely two schools of thought when it comes to foul weather gear. I think breathables are fine if you buy good ones ($$$) and maintain them. There are a lot more people at sea wearing PVC rain gear - fishermen, rig workers, commercial mariners - than there are yachties in their Gill or Henri Lloyd suits and Dubarry boots. I try to buy most of my gear the same as the commercial fishermen do. Cheaper and sturdier.
Fisherman have to wash fish guts off their foulies, rig workers just get covered in mud (I worked in the oil patch when I was younger). I have to deal with neither. I also like breathable boots as I develop foot problems in rubber boots. My feet also stay drier and warmer in breathable boots.

On the other hand I do wear rubber work gloves with liners to keep my hands warm and dry.

__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome