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Old 09-05-2011
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Saw one of these masks for the first time when a friend was wearing it as they approached to raft up... first thing that came to mind was 'Terrorist!".....

I don't wear sunscreen for many of the reasons above, but tan easily without burning. I may well pay the price down the road, I suppose..... but I couldn't wear one of those contraptions.. seems it would be too hot most days.

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
How 'bout a quick poll:
How many sailors do you know?
How long have they been sailing?
How many hours of sun exposure does that equal?
How many have been treated for skin cancer?

Look, I'm not trying to downplay the impact of skin cancer, but , c'mon, the "unless-you-buy-our-overpriced-bandanna-and-dress-like-a-ninja-you-are-gonna-die" school of marketing just plain pisses me off.
No need for a poll to tell me that Basal Cell Carcinoma is sun exposure related. I live in Southern Nevada and I know zero sailors here, but I do know people who have had skin removed. As was mentioned in my OP, I heard about these on a show that details fishing. I want some cover and I want it to be clean and simple. Note: my boat does not have a Bimini.
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Why not just wear your teeshirt over your head and look out one of the arm holes?
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Yes, Sun mask is much better than sunscreen.
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we had those in the army called balaclavas. great it colder weather but too hot for me personally in any warmer climate. your breathing makes the mouth area wet and soggy. ill stick with my boonie cap.
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