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Old 20-10-2011, 22:26   #16
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Re: Sailing Gloves

Call me cheap - after going thru a couple of pairs of West Marine gloves and a much more expensive pair of Gill gloves in less than one cruising year each, I switched to some less than $5 stretch work gloves from harbour freight. They are blue and black, with a little velcro strap and fake leather palms/finger pads. For sailing I cut the fingertips off, and for lobstering/hunting I leave the tips on.
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Old 21-10-2011, 08:37   #17
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Re: Sailing Gloves

Yup.

Good piece of equipment and too bad never around when I need them most. Should you ever have your hand caught in between a halyard and the furling foil, for example ...

Have them and use them.

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Old 21-10-2011, 09:59   #18
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I used a pair of cheap bicycle gloves I bought years ago, same pattern as sailing gloves, (fingerless, and padded leather palm, velcro strap). The fingerless are less likely to get snagged, the bicycle glove doesn't carry marine premium.
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Old 21-10-2011, 17:51   #19
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Re: Sailing Gloves

FWIW,
Neither Ann nor I wear gloves... haven't since we started cruising years ago. Haven't suffered any grief as a result. Don't see many offshore cruisers wearing them.

And yes, my hands are callused... don't know why that's an issue if you are a sailor.

As always, YMMV

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Re: Sailing Gloves

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I used a pair of cheap bicycle gloves I bought years ago, same pattern as sailing gloves, (fingerless, and padded leather palm, velcro strap). The fingerless are less likely to get snagged, the bicycle glove doesn't carry marine premium.
I own several bicycles and carts and no car, being cognizant of the fact that cars cost more yearly to run than most boats, and so out of simple cheapness, I have always used bicycle gloves instead of "sailor" grade.

No problems. Nine bucks a pair.

For colder weather, I used rubberized work gloves of the light construction/heavy gardening grade.

Again, no problems.

I too went through the "finger skin sending up a flare" episode before I wised up.
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Re: Sailing Gloves

Home Depot for a pair of their cowhide work gloves about 15 dollars, cut the finger tips off if you wish, last a very long time.
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Try these for some cheap winter gloves

PowerGrab Thermo Winter Glove

I got mine in a commercial fishing supply store (Sea Gear). Great for handling anchors in the winter. Not waterproof, but comfortable, fast drying, rugged, and cheap.

If you don't like em on the boat, you'll love them shoveling snow.
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