we'll be doing a ~2000 NM offshore
run with our 3 kids
this spring, bringing a boat home to Nova Scotia
from Gulf Coast
. Our kids
will be 9 (boy and girl - twins) and 5 (girl). Trip will be on a 47' steel center cockpit cutter
We've done a good amount of overnight sailing with them, and lots of day trips as they grew from babies... but this will be a big leap in our collective experience. My wife and I are quite experienced offshore
cruisers in our own right, but this will clearly be a new one for us too.
I'm looking for advice on the best weather
gear to take a look at for them. They're growing so dang fast I am loathe to go and buy several hundred dollars of musto's for each of them; on the other hand, having crap walmart type gear
will make them miserable, and this experience is key to developing excitement about a longer term departure in the next couple of years.
mostly I'm finding that good quality waterproof outdoor clothing
for kids is really difficult to come by without breaking the bank. Anyone have some good suggestions sources and/or experiences to share?