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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Excitement increasing. Paean now launched. Most jobs done. One critical job (roofing arrangements) and a couple left, plus a few that are not critical (inconvenient rather than important) won't be done now as time has run out.

    Seafeather Wind vane installed. Hope to test it later this week.

    Next step is to start preparing me. I am guessing that at some stage I am likely to experience conditions that could make me very cold and wet. My weather proof kit isn't. So need to start thinking about what to buy. Budget is severely restricted as so much has been spent on the boat. However, I do get that a cold wet skipper = poor decision making with potential consequences.

    Comments / suggestions please.

  2. #62
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Guy Cotten agricultural or commercial fishing stuff..

    https://www.marineandagriculturalclothing.co.uk/

    It really does last well.
    I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.

  3. #63
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    I'll second Sarabande's opinion

  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Willis View Post
    I'll second Sarabande's opinion
    Thanks gents, any garments recommended as particularly suitable, as they seem to do quite a range?

  5. #65
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    The heavy duty, bomb-proof stuff is too serious for sailing for which flexibility. is needed. They have some breathable fabrics - worth a quick call to their customer service people to see if they have any special offers ?

    01255 475809
    sales@fishermansclothing.co.uk


    I don't like smocks, so a long front zip is best. For farming, the Dremfarn is good, and I think the sailing version comes in decent colours and with a hood.
    I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.

  6. #66
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Thank you. I shall give them a call today.

    Another question (sorry) ATM being a spoiled Solent sailor (Bosun's launch to the mooring and marinas!) I do not currently have a Dinghy. In the past I have owned a couple but they were either very heavy (so hard to stow and get up on deck) and/or to large to inflate aboard. I am considering a little Seago roundtail 1.8m with oars. Will that suffice for Baltimore or do I really need an outboard as well?

  7. #67
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by PhillM View Post
    I am considering a little Seago roundtail 1.8m with oars. Will that suffice for Baltimore or do I really need an outboard as well?
    Baltimore Harbour is easy enough to row around unless the wind gets up so an outboard shouldn't be needed. Last time I was there a number of people moored and rafted out to the jetty, so that is a possibility for you to consider.

    I am a great believer in old Avon Redstarts or Redrests. Easy to blow up easy to pack away either in the forepeak or tied to the foredeck and being Hypalon last almost for ever.
    John Apps

  8. #68
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    John 'Glayva' Apps is certainly right..... "unless the wind gets up".

    Even a blow-up plastic dinghy will suffice, but don't forget the real test is NOT getting ashore with it, but getting back afterwards!
    It's a real test of 'Jester seamanship' if you remember to leave a light on so you can find your boat again after a session on The Murphys.

    And don't forget you will probably want to stop in the Isles of Scilly on the way back. The same realities apply.... unless you really, really enjoy swimming before and after the pub!

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