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Drysuits

Post by Max McCarthy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:50 pm

After sailing (for the first time!) through the winter, last year, I have decided it is time to get a drysuit.

However before I make a purchase, I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations? I am currently interested in a crewsaver cirrus drysuit, so does anyone have any experiance of this one?

Best wishes, and many thanks,

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Re: Drysuits

Post by Max McCarthy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:50 pm

This is the one I am taking about:

http://www.sailboats.co.uk/Catalogue~Cr ... c4580.html

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Post by roger » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:53 pm

Max, I hardlyuse my dry suit but I have had excellent after sales service from typhoon who replaced one after it started leaking and replaced the boots on the new one after they started leaking. Not sure whether its a reflection on the original quality but they like to look after their customers.
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Re: Drysuits

Post by Max McCarthy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:57 pm

roger wrote:Max, I hardlyuse my dry suit but I have had excellent after sales service from typhoon who replaced one after it started leaking and replaced the boots on the new one after they started leaking. Not sure whether its a reflection on the original quality but they like to look after their customers.
Thanks Roger,

I will look into it,

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Post by neil » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:09 pm

I have a Typhoon as well. Put to good use at a certain Baltic Wharf event. Would recommend one.
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Post by billytwiglet » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:23 pm

I have a typhoon; very pleased and reasonable price. I rarely wear my wetsuit now, because in warmer weather the dry suit breathes and is more comfortable. They come with latex seals which are the most comfortable but can be prone to tearing or glideskin which is like fabric wetsuit material which can allow water to seep in but is more comfortable and probably tougher. You can sail in all conditions if you wear warm stuff underneath. I regularly turn up in jeans and shirt and don't change, stick the suit on, sail or powerboat all day, take the suit off and go straight home.

My suit is going for seal replacement by typhoon which for neck, wrists and both feet is about £100-120.
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Re: Drysuits

Post by Max McCarthy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:27 pm

Thanks for the tip neil and billytwiglet

But unfortunately, I think I will have to ignore all of your great advice, because I have discovered my club do a 50% discount on the Gul stuff, so I think I will go with a Gul drysuit (of some sort),

Thanks anyway,

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Post by ptostu » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:08 pm

Max I have used gull ones for the last 2 dry suits and had no probs with them and glad of them the amount of times I have been in trying to sail the moth lol
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Post by Max McCarthy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:37 pm

ptostu wrote:Max I have used gull ones for the last 2 dry suits and had no probs with them and glad of them the amount of times I have been in trying to sail the moth lol
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Hi Stuart,

Thanks, what type of gul drysuit did you have?

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Post by ptostu » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:01 pm

Right I can't see any any model No,s as such but the shadow is this years version I think
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Re: Drysuits

Post by Max McCarthy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:26 pm

Great, thanks Stuart, I will look into it,

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Post by jpa_wfsc » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:34 pm

Max McCarthy wrote: I have discovered my club do a 50% discount on the Gul stuff, so I think I will go with a Gul drysuit (of some sort),
How did your club negotiate that? Has someone taken on a franchise or bought a stock or something? WLTK
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Re: Drysuits

Post by alan williams » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:41 am

Hi
I was talking to a kayaking friend about dry suits he said that most kayaker that he knows use a Typhoon dry suit made by Lomo watersports,it's priced at £225. Some of his friends use their more expensive one made for kayakers which includes a comfort zip for £300 which has special features for spraydecks. He showed me his Lomo Typhoon suit and its very well made out of quality materials. It has seal covers a brass front zip and cordura reanforcement to the arms, legs knees and seat. Seems like a bargin to me.
I'll proberbly replace my Crewsaver with one of these when it wears out.
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Re: Drysuits

Post by Nessa » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:21 pm

Typhoon max B with the goretext feet. I'm instructing powerboating nearly every day this week, wouldn't be without it. Her indoors bought a Gul last winter and hates it. Hard to get in and out of, not comfy to wear.
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Re: Drysuits

Post by JB9 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:40 pm

Personally, I think they are great for safety boat duty but not so for performance sailing where you move around a great deal (not me, clearly!). The Neil Pryde Elite Firewire Matrix kit is excellent as an alternative and offers more flexibility than a drysuit.
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