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11-08-2012 11:28 AM
zz4gta
Re: First "off-season" delivery

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdogandy View Post
They make sailing in these frigid Florida winters much more comfortable.
lmao! I hope that was sarcasm.
11-08-2012 05:41 AM
bigdogandy
Re: First "off-season" delivery

I have a pair of Sorel boots that I got when I lived in Colorado years ago and they are waterproof, insulated, and don't mark up the deck. You can get a pair for $100-$150 at Zappos..

They make sailing in these frigid Florida winters much more comfortable.
11-07-2012 05:52 PM
zz4gta
Re: First "off-season" delivery

I have a pair. They're the warmest boots I've worn. Not a lot of sole padding, so an insert helps depending on what type of foot you have. They come up much higher than dubs and don't carry the big price tag. A bowman from the PNW suggested them to me, and I've been very happy. Racing in 28* and 30+ kts of breeze, I think my feet were the only thing that didn't get cold. I went w/ the "quick lace".

I would NOT get anything that is "water resistant". They need to be absolutely "WATER PROOF".
11-05-2012 06:37 PM
capta
Re: First "off-season" delivery

You are asking this question at the PERFECT time. It is the end of the season in the NE and most small marina stores that carry high end sailing gear just for their slipholders would prefer to unload the stuff than keep it all winter. I got a pair of Duberry's in Stonington for 65% off retail in October. With a bit of shopping around you could do very well on such items.
I agree on good quality gear. A cold, rainy night watch can be hell without good gear.
Good luck.
11-03-2012 07:11 PM
sailingfool
Re: First "off-season" delivery

There's a school of thought that these are the way to go
| Chota Outdoor GearChota Outdoor Gear| Waders | Wading Shoes | Stocking Foot Waders | Wading Booties | Portage Footwear | Fly Fishing | Breathable Waders | Rainwear | Paddling Gloves | Wading Jacket | Mukluk | Quicklace | Kayak Fishing | Felt Soled but I haven't tried them yet...
11-03-2012 06:39 PM
jimrafford
Re: First "off-season" delivery

I have the newports. Love them! It was painfull enough cracking open my wallet for those but I've never regretted it. I got frostbite on my feet skiing 30 years ago and it's very painful now when my feet get cold.
Jim
11-03-2012 04:11 PM
kjones
Re: First "off-season" delivery

Dang now my iterest is peaked and I'm thinking about getting a pair. Do any of you suggest a particular model from the ones on their site?
Dubarry Mens Sailing Boots | Mens Boat Boots, Mens Yachting Boots, Sailing Boots for Men, Boat Boots
11-03-2012 03:34 PM
Andrew Burton
Re: First "off-season" delivery

I have a bunch of miles and several seasons on my Dubarrys and love them. They're like bedroom slippers.
11-03-2012 12:22 AM
jackdale
Re: First "off-season" delivery

You could start with old fashioned rubber boots in which your feet will sweat, get wet and then get cold. Or at the other extreme you could get Dubarry's and have warm dry feet. They are ridiculously expensive, I know I wear them.
11-02-2012 11:31 PM
chef2sail
Re: First "off-season" delivery

I second the Duberrys
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