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Re: wrong color foulies?

Yellow is nice. I would go for it, if you like the jacket/price.

It still isn't going to change your world much, if you fall in.


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A: If they keep you dry on deck they are the right color.

B: Don't fall off the boat.
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Re: wrong color foulies?

Sorry to burst the bubble: found this online at the Florida Museum of Natural History website (FLMNH Ichthyology Department: What Color Apparel or Gear Should I Wear in the Water To Help Avoid A Shark Attack)
What Color Apparel or Gear Should I Wear in the Water?

Sharks see contrast particularly well, so any high contrast color apparel or gear used by a human in the water is especially visible to sharks. The bright yellow color traditionally used in water safety flotation devices and rafts is readily seen by human rescuers looking for missing persons in the sea and likely is seen easily by sharks as well. As a result, shark researchers laughingly refer to this color as "yum yum yellow!" Should one replace all these devices with more drab colored items? Of course there is a trade-off involved, but most would agree that the benefit of increasing one's chances of being rescued far outweigh the minimal risk of attracting a shark. By contrast (pardon the pun), divers and swimmers probably can reduce the chance of an interaction with a shark by avoiding bright swimwear or dive gear. I personally prefer to use dark blue or black fins, mask, tank, and wetsuit while diving and make a point of wearing my dive watch under the cuff of my wetsuit, thereby eliminating any chance of light reflection off the face of the watch attracting a shark or barracuda. Similarly, one always should avoid wearing jewelry because the glint of light reflecting off metal approximates the glint of light off the scales of fishes, the normal food items of most sharks.

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I would get the yellow as a preference, and put the Rolex in a pocket.
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Re: wrong color foulies?

Many of us don't sail in shark-infested waters, so the opinion of sharks is of limited interest.

Coupla grenades on the harness straps will change the eating habits of the rest, easier than buying a new set of foulies. Way cheaper, too. Anybody asks, you just tell 'em that's shark repellant, perfectly legal.
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Similarly, one always should avoid wearing jewelry because the glint of light reflecting off metal approximates the glint of light off the scales of fishes, the normal food items of most sharks.
Pity that. I was gunna hang some gold off my dick to pay for the rescue




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Re: wrong color foulies?

I went with the yellow coat and black pants. At least the divers could see me better on the bottom when they come for me after the shark eats my bright PFD!
I favor visability, and red looks black at dusk and after. Grey looks good, but is grey, the prodominate color when I'm wearing foul weather gear. Think what is looks like from a helicopter, because anyone looking for you from the surface is at a great disadvantage. One of those glow sticks you snap to activate on a string, like your whistle on the PFD, you do have one right? a whistle that is. If I do fall overboard the wife has promised to call towboat for a ride home and alert the CG as soon as she gets home that I'm overdue.
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