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I've used the bibs in question...if you can find a set that fits you properly, they're not bad at all. Don't forget to get them a bit large, if you're planning on sailing in cooler weather, as you need to fit thermals and fleece under them.
As for the jacket, it looks fine... but the text isn't clear on whether it has double or single cuffs on the sleeves. You really want to get a jacket that has double cuffs—an interior one with a neoprene, polyureathane, or latex seal that can essentially keep water from running down the sleeve, if you reach up to adjust a halyard or something like that, and an outer cuff that can go over your gloves, to prevent water from getting into the glove.
When I sail in the winter time, I wear 5 mm neoprene gloves and the combination of the two cuffs means that unless I actually reach into the water for an extended period of time, my hands and arms will stay dry, no matter the conditions.
One word of advice... don't skimp on foul weather gear, and get it a bit oversized. If you don't, in the long run, you'll really regret it.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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