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post #3 of Old 03-04-2013
Tim R.
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Re: Windbreakers/Warmth

We sail from May 1st to Dec 1st here in Maine. What makes a huge difference is a full enclosure. We used to make fun of the IPs and Hunters with the full enclosures in the summer but now we have found a great use for ours. It converts to a screen enclosure in the summers and keeps the bugs out. The screens also provide just the right amount of privacy and keeps some wind and moisture out so we do not usually use the glass until October.

We have full foulies and they are so uncomfortable, they rarely get used. More often we use our layers of wool undergarments, fleece and breathable shells. Fingers and toes can get cold easily if you do not have proper protection there. Turtle Fur for the neck and a good wool watch cap for the head. I have trouble with wool hats so I usually use a good quality fleece hat.

We buy most of our outdoor clothing at EMS.

We also have a 12v driven hydronic diesel furnace so getting warmed up is quite easy.

Where in western suburbs are you? I grew up in Ambler.

Tim R.
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