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    Default Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    on cruisers that is. In the summer.
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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    I do. Hands are soft from to much tapping keyboards in an office!

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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by LONG_KEELER View Post
    on cruisers that is. In the summer.
    Some wear short trousers and boots, so why not?
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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    I do so quite regularly. They come off when they are likely to get wet and manky.

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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    I find fingerless gloves ride up and get uncomfortable.
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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by LONG_KEELER View Post
    on cruisers that is. In the summer.
    Only when cycling.

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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    Wear whatever you think is necessary.

    Personally I do, like Boathook the day job means I tap away on a keyboard and don't find blisters particularly comfortable.
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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    I think it's a good idea, and might try them.
    I recently enjoyed some pretty hard work for a fortnight, with a great deal of "rope work" in some testing conditions. (single handed, so I get to do the lot!)

    After two weeks my hands were "polished", calloused and painful. Heaving in sheets, chain, reef lines, halyards etc resulted in skin like thick steel.
    It has taken nearly a month to loose the flaking skin, callouses, splits and hacks (keens) - and I don't spend all my day at a keyboard!
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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by LONG_KEELER View Post
    on cruisers that is. In the summer.
    Why wouldn't it be? I've been wearing fingerless suede gloves for summer sailing for as long as I can remember.
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    Default Re: Is it ok to wear fingerless sailing gloves

    My sister gave me fingerless suede sailing gloves about 25 years ago. Granted, dinghying may be a different set of requirements from yacht cruising, but mine have proved excellent wear-resisters. No point pretending they're warm, but that's not their intended purpose.

    I bought some great-looking £40 Sealskinz neoprene gloves for actual warmth, last year. I didn't get round to wearing them till this April, and the neoprene ripped away from the wear-patches. The old fingerless suedes still get my vote.

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