I have Goretex trousers and they leak on the posterior. I hate them! And the Goretex jacket does up around the neck so high that I am being strangled.
i preferred the old MPX witch was not breathable.
remember that crusing grounds vary. Warm areas on a dry boat you really don't need much, certainly not the $500+ gear
We mainly use the $100 sort of light kit and a jacket Nic was given as a prize.
Cruising in bad weather
we stay below popping head
up every few mins to check for ships. Thats light gear
I also have a pair of ski pants I used in this last colder weather
run. they are warmer than oileys, ok for wet and soft on the butt like fanny fenders!
And moist ceetainly the ads for Goretex say its good if you sweat.... well cruisers don't!