Join Date: May 2008
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A hat is fine, if it will stand up to the wind, and keep water out of your collar. I find that a baseball hat and hood is better, especially is you are "ducking spray." Remember to bring some dish towels to tuck around your neck. They will keep water running down your neck to a trickle, even after a trip to the foredeck.
Synthetic "fleece" sweat pants are great under bids, and fleece socks can be wrung out and will still keep your feet warm.
In May, I think you will find the weather generally "balmy", but as someone else suggested, I wouldn't underestimate how cold a late night watch can be with wind and wet. Don't forget a watch hat.
I think you will have a GREAT trip!
Last edited by hwlovett; 02-17-2011 at 07:08 PM.