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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    I don't subscribe to the theory that you shouldn't wear your sea boots when not on the boat, I think the sole benefits from a bit of abrasion while walking to and from the marina office.
    Obviously check the soles for grit before you climb back on board.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlowingOldBoots View Post
    Try Vaseline and see if the material reacts. If it does it will soften up the rubber. Likely will be an elastomer that is resistant to oils though. What have you got to lose?
    His balance?

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quandary View Post
    Dubarry have a service agent in England, you email them a pic. of the boots, if they are of the repairable vintage they then ask you to send them to them, they do a complete refurbishment including resole, last year the charge was £65.
    Google will find the address.
    +1

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Panda View Post
    I don't subscribe to the theory that you shouldn't wear your sea boots when not on the boat, I think the sole benefits from a bit of abrasion while walking to and from the marina office.
    Obviously check the soles for grit before you climb back on board.
    Many people have a pair of Dubarrys for on board and a pair of el cheapos for the hard...

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Euphonyx View Post
    His balance?
    Ha ha.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    If the Dubarry has a stitched sole it can be replaced, if moulded it cant

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    The soles of two consecutive pairs of Henri Lloyd leather GoreTex boots became hard and dangerous after only a couple of years or so (the second pair were a free replacement for the first)! Now I just wear my brother's ten-year old Gill rubber seaboots which he once left aboard, or deck shoes in fine weather, and normal shoes when going ashore.

    Why piss several hundred quid against the wall for technology that isn't fit for purpose?

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon View Post

    Why piss several hundred quid against the wall for technology that isn't fit for purpose?
    That was my thinking behind my comment in post #4, and no, I am not from Aberdeen

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    I did a North Sea trip once in April.............my Dubarry boots kept my feet much warmer than the rest of me. Dont know if rubber boots would have done the job.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Dubarry boots - slippery sole - solutions?

    "Dont know if rubber boots would have done the job."
    Rubber boots will keep your feet dry.
    Good, thick boot/skiboot socks will keep your feet warm.
    There is no need to pay through the nose.
    Chris

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