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Old     (gatorhator)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-04-2005, 4:23 PM Reply   
OK, it is finally too cold for my old bones to get in the water (with only a swimsuit). I need a wetsuit, any sugestions?

I am sure it hase been asked 100 time so I apologise in advance, but I couldn't find any of the posts.
Old     (showtime)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-04-2005, 5:00 PM Reply   
i have an oneil assault and it is great -- picked it up on e-bay and yr or so ago,,,, rally nice -- no a bag suit...
Old     (brick)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-04-2005, 5:28 PM Reply   
In my opinion, forget about the wetsuit and go for the drysuit.
Old    walt            12-04-2005, 5:37 PM Reply   
I agree with Tim 100%
Old     (lumpy9138)      Join Date: Mar 2004       12-04-2005, 5:45 PM Reply   
Quit yer cryin' At least you can still ride.
Old     (showtime)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-04-2005, 6:17 PM Reply   
misread the above.... my suit is a full dry-suit -- definitely wouldn't waste the $$ on a wetsuit...
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-04-2005, 8:03 PM Reply   
Man if it's not freezing suck it up and rubber up! But I must admidt dry suits are pretty nice.

As for a wetsuit, you have options, standard 2/3mm shorty or full will suffice. You can get a thicker suit though.
Old     (gatorhator)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-05-2005, 1:21 PM Reply   
Ya I am in Gainesville FL, while the water is cold it isint that bad.
I think a wet suit would work, but how restrictive is a dry suit vs a wet suit?
Old     (ed_g)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-05-2005, 1:55 PM Reply   
I just found a great wetsuit

The execute by exceed wetsuits. Company was started by wakeboarders.

Ed G
Orlando
Old     (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       12-05-2005, 2:33 PM Reply   
Restrictive scale: 1-10
Full 2-3 wet suit = 7
Dry suit = 0
Old     (brick)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-05-2005, 2:37 PM Reply   
Agree with Troy. The drysuit will allow much more flexibility. In my opinion, the worst thing about the wetsuit is having to put on a wet, cold suit for your second and third run.
Old    lunaraven            12-05-2005, 4:44 PM Reply   
"the worst thing about the wetsuit is having to put on a wet, cold suit for your second and third run"

Leave it on, a compfortable wetsuit can be worn for hrs.
IMHO Drysuits are too expensive, restrictive, and you look like an astronaut.
Old     (jim_b)      Join Date: Jul 2005       12-05-2005, 5:08 PM Reply   
Yes, but you can pee in your wetsuit
Old     (jim_b)      Join Date: Jul 2005       12-05-2005, 5:09 PM Reply   
Speaking of being cold I'm leaving in 10 min. for the Eagles vs Seahawks game.
Old     (brick)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-05-2005, 5:46 PM Reply   
Hmmm.... I would much rather be nice and warm in dry clothes in the boat rather than sitting in a wetsuit. To each their own, though.
Old    mendo247            12-05-2005, 5:55 PM Reply   
i used to leave my wetsuit on all day.. then this one time i got jock itch.. lol.. the doc told me it was pretty common and not a good idea to keep that area of the body warm with all that moisture around all day.. kinda like athletes foot.. needless to say the ol drysuit is the only way to go learn from my mistakes young grasshopper
Old    lunaraven            12-05-2005, 5:58 PM Reply   
Wash the wetsuit once and a while and no fungi !
Old     (ak4life)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-05-2005, 6:10 PM Reply   
i like to pee on myself as much as the next guy, but being warm and dry after my run outweighs the ability to soil myself, so when air is less than 70, it's drysuit all the way for me.
Old    jayp            12-05-2005, 7:49 PM Reply   
Drysuit all the way. A drysuit keeps the nasty water that some of us ride in off most of the skin. That's one benefit of riding in the cold. A tee shirt, sweat pants and a drysuit is the only way to go when it gets too cold to go in shorts. I sometimes just wear shorts and a tee shirt under the drysuit. You can get hot inside of them.


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