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Old 02-04-2011, 12:56   #1
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I Need Help Finding Sailing Boots Cheap.

Well, I'm a competitive JY sailor and i don't have money for sailing boots because my family is in a bind. But i wanted to know if there is any other foot wear i can buy cheep or wear for competitions?

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Old 02-04-2011, 13:56   #2
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re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

Mate, not sure where you are, but in OZ you can get Dunlop Volleys from Kmart. $19 I wore them as deck shoes for over 20 years still reckon they are better than my sperries but wife still likes the sperries so accordingly do I

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re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nick.

Any clean (sole) runners are acceptable.
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Old 02-04-2011, 14:01   #4
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re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

I'm in the US, but thanks I'll try them out
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re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

I've been using these boots (from amazon). Quite low priced and work well. They are made from the same stuff Crocs are made from, so they're extremely lightweight and have a good grip on the deck. only $25
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Re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

Boots with no or little lining are best. That way you can dry them faster and then change your socks. Furry lined boots turn into a portable swamp.
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Re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

Hi.

I buy the sport shoes that gym people wear - with soft, yellowish rubber-like soles. Cheap and great non-slip on wet deck.

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Re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

In the past, in the tropics, my footwear of choice was keds...

Sailing doesn't require expensive footwear, just grippy soles.

The trick is in northern climes when it's cold, keeping warm as well...

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Re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

Boots? Are we supposed to be wearing boots? Guess that's what I am doing wrong.
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Re: I need help finding sailing boots cheap.

You definitely need boots if you want dry feet. I found that to be pretty important on Lake Michigan for most parts of the year.

Not sure where the OP is though

I just looked up JY sailing ... If its cold enough to require boots, you could get a pair of 7mm surfing/diving boots off ebay for about $30.
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