Sun Mask - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-04-2011
rbrasi's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 490
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4
rbrasi is on a distinguished road
Sun Mask

So, I was listening to 'Let's talk hookups' on am1090 (fishing show- I do not fish, but I love this program), and they mentioned that fishermen are now using sun masks instead of constantly applying sunscreen. I hate sunscreen like some people hate to touch cotton. This looks like a winner to me. Can anyone expound on their experience with one of these? The Patagonia one looks cool.
Patagonia Sun Mask | Face and Neck sun protection while Fishing
__________________
1968 Cal 2-30
Sandpiper 2
MDR
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-04-2011
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,040
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 6
tommays will become famous soon enough
I think the desert sun hats with a BIG brim and a nice cloth tail to cover your neck make much more sense
__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-04-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: N. VA
Posts: 651
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
dacap06 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to dacap06
I agree with Tom. I recently switched to a big brimmed hat, and that works well for me. I quickly sweat sunscreen off of my face and neck, even the sweat resistant stuff.

I would not walk around with that sun mask. People would mistake me for a bandit!
__________________
T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-04-2011
Classic30's Avatar
Once known as Hartley18
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,258
Thanks: 18
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Classic30 will become famous soon enough Classic30 will become famous soon enough
One problem with wearing wide brimmed hats out on the water is that they are not designed to stop sun glare reflected off the water cooking you from below.

Light-coloured ones are particularly bad in this regard.
__________________
-
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-05-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
merc2dogs is on a distinguished road
I'm one who hates sunscreen, simply because I can't stand oily crap on my skin. (think I'd be used to it since my side business is auto and motorcycle repair)

For me the solution is pretty easy, I have long hair so my neck is covered and a beard so neck and lower face is covered, the rest is taken care of with a hat and sunglasses.

Normally, the beard and hair is groomed, but since I often ride the motorcycle to the boat both are sometimes in disarray when I get there. Been questioned a few times for trying to break into my own boat, which I guess is actually a good thing.

I'm also not a fan of sunscreen anyway, according to many studies the incidence of many sun induced skin cancers has increased in direct proportion to the use of sunscreen.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 09-05-2011
Boatsmith's Avatar
BoatSmith
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jupiter FL
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Boatsmith is on a distinguished road
Never tried one and I am certainly in no hurry to get one. Yuk!
__________________
BoatSmith ---Boatbuilder
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 09-05-2011
MarkCK's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 475
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
MarkCK is on a distinguished road
I don't think wrapping your face in cloth would be a comfortable option on a 90 degree day. You would have to really hate sunscreen. It doesn't look like an option for me, but if it works for you...
__________________
always in decline-never hitting bottom
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 09-05-2011
rbrasi's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 490
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4
rbrasi is on a distinguished road
I am bald as a baby and a wide brimmed hat 1) blows off in wind 2) doesn't protect every direction, as was mentioned. I've spent many hours in the desert with those on and they are great if I'm mostly sedentary. So, I'm gathering that SNers don't use masks. I'll give it a go and provide some feedback.
__________________
1968 Cal 2-30
Sandpiper 2
MDR
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 09-05-2011
bljones's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,072
Thanks: 31
Thanked 68 Times in 61 Posts
Rep Power: 7
bljones has a spectacular aura about bljones has a spectacular aura about
Maybe it is time for a reality check. instead of feeding the fear industry, let's ask ourselves, "How big a problem is sun exposure?"

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.
__________________
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 09-05-2011
dhays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: University Place, WA
Posts: 626
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
dhays is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by merc2dogs View Post
For me the solution is pretty easy, I have long hair so my neck is covered and a beard so neck and lower face is covered, the rest is taken care of with a hat and sunglasses.

Normally, the beard and hair is groomed, but since I often ride the motorcycle to the boat both are sometimes in disarray when I get there. Been questioned a few times for trying to break into my own boat, which I guess is actually a good thing.
Yeah, I can see that. Long hair, bushy beard, sunglasses, hat... not the look that would go unnoticed on my dock.

Quote:
I'm also not a fan of sunscreen anyway, according to many studies the incidence of many sun induced skin cancers has increased in direct proportion to the use of sunscreen.
Just because there is a correlation between two things does not mean there is any causal relationship between them. A number of demographic factors can cause the relationship between the two.

This lack of understanding the difference between correlation and causation leads to a lot of very bad science reporting the popular press. Anyone recall these two "causal" relationships that were reported in the popular press from years back?

- Listening to Mozart in uteros makes babies smarter.
- Nightlights in bedrooms make children nearsighted.

Neither are true, but in both cases there is a correlation that exists.

So, don't throw away the sunscreen. Just this last year a 10 year prospective, randomized study on the use of sunscreen and skin cancer was reported on. The study found a 50% reduction in Melanoma in those participants who used sunscreen daily compared to the control group who did what they wanted to, when they wanted to it. This is the first prospective study that was done and was reasonably designed. Other studies will need to be completed to confirm it, but this is real evidence, not simply a retrospective correlation.

Dave
__________________
47*20'11.7" N
122*35'20.8" W
S/V Legacy, Catalina 400 MkII, Hull #328
My Blog on
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snorkel Mask Recommendations ChristianSailing SailNet FAQ 6 07-22-2011 05:04 PM
DUCKBILL mask contest fog General Discussion (sailing related) 0 06-27-2006 06:41 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:19 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012