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Old 27-04-2009, 17:03   #1
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Dinghy Fashion

I've moved Boracay onto a mooring so every time I go I need to launch the small dinghy and row out.

This works well on a nice warm day but I hesitate when it's cold, wet or windy. Seems like all the time now it's winter.

I'm currently using sandals, shorts and a jumper but these are not really good. The sandals get sand in them when I launch the dinghy and are clumsy on and off the big boat, shorts are cool and jumpers seem to be too cold or too hot. And if I fall in the water my phone and keys will be ruined.

Any suggestions?
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Old 27-04-2009, 18:10   #2
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We just spent a winter crusing the northern Gulf of Mexico USA. It was also cold and rainy. A dry bag for boots and a backpack for foulies seemed to work for us. Get a small dry bag for the phone as well. You can actually talk through the bags that are designed for phones if you get a call.
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Old 28-04-2009, 00:21   #3
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We use zip lock sandwich bags. In fact with the mobile phone, wallet, GPS (to find our way home) etc etc we have more bags than a school tuck shop!

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You row like us, so this doesn't apply, but for those with engines, note that you'll see a lot of folks stand up (ride 'em cowboy style) to avoid the wet butt, and maybe to look cool. After seeing the scars from the unfortunates who've fallen in from a bad bump and didn't have a kill-switch lanyard, I'd rather get wet. At best, the dinghy continues on without you, and at worst, sometimes they tend to circle back and at full-throttle it's not pretty when they try to "pick" you back up.
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