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  1. #1
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    Default Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    Hi,

    I'm completely disheartened with breathable fabrics including gore-tex etc. Thinking about harder wearing alternatives...

    Where can you buy the 100% waterproof jackets and salopettes as worn by professional trawler fishermen?

    What make are they?

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    Answered my own question:

    http://www.guycotten.co.uk

    My dad used to have a set of these when I was a kid, and they're still going. So I assume they're up to the job?

    Or does the lack of breathability really cause a major problem?

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    Google Gael Force they do all the professional fisherman stuff. I bought a sou'wester from them [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] you could also fit your boat out with a full set of nets for pair trawling as well from their web page... Order one of there catalogue it got loads of useful stuff in that's not on the web.

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    Captain Bob, I went back to the old fashoned oilies some years ago after flirting with expensive 'breathables'. I have not regretted it. No problems with lack of 'breathability'. A Trax style mid-layer bodysuit with and the Guy Cotton ( or Peter Storm ) outer layer is a great combination. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    Cheers chaps

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    I lad I know (ex fisherman) uses these regularly. Lets just say, you don't want to stand downwind of him when he takes them off (and for a good hour more!).

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    That's not a problem. I stink all the time anyhow.

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    [ QUOTE ]
    Hi,

    I'm completely disheartened with breathable fabrics including gore-tex etc. Thinking about harder wearing alternatives...

    Where can you buy the 100% waterproof jackets and salopettes as worn by professional trawler fishermen?

    What make are they?

    Cheers,

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Bob, I suffered wearing those things for years (economy), I wouldn,t dream of going back to the sweaty, cold, stiff, generally horrible bl##dy things again, My HENRY LLOYD OCEAN gear 18yrs, a great many k miles and going well.
    The other are ok for fishermen they can get out of them between hauls, and in fairness, I wouldn,t want my 200 (20yrs ago) jacket on working on an MFV. Bill.

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    Why do you feel that way?Not being confrontational,but I don't understand.I never had a problem with mi Gill breathables and the comfort levels that I get ,together with my Dubarry boots are beyhond anything I had experienced before.I was wearing a nonbreathable jacket ashore the other day and after a while,when I took it off,it was all wet inside from perspiration.Why would one want to live with that?

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    Default Re: Yellow Fishermans/Trawlermans Oilies/Oilskins/Waterproofs

    Try http://www.baconsdozen.co.uk. They're Lowestoft based and have all the trad kit.

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