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|02-15-2007 11:16 PM|
Originally Posted by hellosailor
|02-15-2007 04:14 PM|
I thought last round in PS gave top place to the Crewfit (hard to find in the US) followed by the Mustang ?
I think the new two-thigh straps might be nice if you're going to stay suited up all day every day, but a simpler single crotch strap (less to foul, too) always worked on my dive gear. That's what I added to my PFD years ago, back when they were still un-legalized and crotch straps were unknown.
|02-15-2007 03:07 PM|
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
The fact is that a lot of deck time is spent not moving a hell of a lot. That's when you can get chilled...it's like waiting for a bus in an early spring rain...it's worse than a snowstorm!
But the suggestions are very good, guys...thanks. Musto is going to be investigated, and the Alpine harness sounds great. Due to biking, I already have decent diving gloves and know how to keep hands, head and feet warm and dry.
|02-15-2007 02:58 PM|
Originally Posted by svsirius
I agree about the two-tailed tether...anyone got a preference, or should I follow the recent Practical Sailor article advice?
|02-15-2007 11:00 AM|
You are welcome.
By the way, don't spend a zillion dollars on the a jacket for down south. After a couple of years (or less, depending where you hang it when it is wet) it will get this damned mildew in it and the "waterproffness" (is that the word) does not work worth a crap. Also, in my uneducated opinion, I buy one size larger so I can really spin a winch and just in case I need to layer-up. That is just me, though. A good, snug fitting jacket will suck. Besides, the larger jacket is great to pull over you on the long nights offshore while you are "standing watch".
Take care. Good luck.
|02-14-2007 05:12 PM|
I have owned both Henri Lloyd and Musto offshore. My Lloyds were the old style pre-Gortex/breathable fabrics but indestructible. My Musto's are lighter and more comfortable - no feel for idestructablility as they are only 2yrs old now. Both are great suits get the one that fits better. As far as harnesses go, get an inflatable lifejacket with a harness, you are not working bow on a 50' ocean racer - you are doing a delivery, the climbing harnesses are more comfortable if you are doing acrobatics at the bow and up the mast -- you should not have to do either on a delivery.
Safety is the driver, the inflatable lifejacket with whistle, strobe etc is more important and having the harness built in is that much better. Also don't forget a good tether -- ideally with two leads [on short one long].
|02-14-2007 03:58 PM|
This is one of the few really good reasons to get to any of the really large sailboat shows. A good fit, especially in the collar and hood, is priceless and it makes the difference between loving and hating your foulies. Go to a show, take a bag full of bulky clothes, and do some trying-on.
I suspect that if you email about the harness size, they will find a way to make one up for you with a larger chest strap.
|02-14-2007 02:44 PM|
I no longer use...
Marine foulies and use alpine climbing gear. I have owned both Lloyd and Musto and my wife has a Gil but prefers her Arctyrx jacket to the Gil. Of all the marine foulies the Musto is best but still not as comfortable as an alpine style ascent jacket. Both my Lloyd and Musto are uncomfortable and hard to move in and it feels like I'm wearing a firemans suit. The heavier marine foulies also don't breathe worth a darn due to the extra heavy (read overkill) fabric..
|02-14-2007 02:34 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog
That's not going to cut it. I'm a 48-50 in a suit and add a couple of inches for that for foulies, sweaters, etc. I'm about the size of that Brad van Liew distance sailor.
Maybe I should e-mail him...
|02-13-2007 07:58 PM|
Originally Posted by Valiente
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