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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?
During the day, especially while sailing, I typically wear all quick dry clothing. It’s primary advantage, of course, is that it will dry quickly, if I take spray, rain or sweat through it. Cotton never seems to dry, if it gets wet. Also, they are much easier to launder aboard.
However, I do find quick dry type shirts to feel a bit like wearing a plastic bag. They don't typically breath as well. I do have some that are lighter material and vented that help in the height of the summer or when cruising in the caribe.
Our cruising pattern generally involves a shower at the end of the day, unless underway. Wash off all the sweat and sunscreen. A cotton shirt for cocktails and dinner feels really good then.
I don’t even own a pair of jeans, let alone would I wear them aboard.
Whenever practical, I prefer to be barefoot. If I need toe protection or the decks are too hot, it’s slip on boat shoes, which I keep under the cockpit table and slip right back off, when I sit down. Much easier than lacing anything up temporarily. I also keep flip flops and a pair of sneakers aboard. The flops typically go to shore.
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