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Atilla Mar 12th 2011 3:21 pm

Clothing for boating?
Have a couple of items from when I had a boat here. Full set of Musto Offshore waterproofs (trousers/coat) and pair of Dubarry boots.

Now I MAY get the chance to do some boating out there but I'm just wondering if I'm everr likely to need clothing like that given the climate? I suspect not?

Just checking before I look to ditch the gear :( Mustos cost me £800 and boots about £200 so I'd like to find a use. Need to be realistic though.

bakedbean Mar 13th 2011 7:48 am

Re: Clothing for boating?
Calling Strider.... where are ya?

Atilla Apr 3rd 2011 7:19 am

Re: Clothing for boating?
Any help with this much appreciated. Need to decide whether to sell this gear on :(

bakedbean Apr 3rd 2011 8:13 am

Re: Clothing for boating?
Try posting on sailingmalaysia website?? There's quite a few nautical types on my2home as well. Try tagging on to one of the boating threads on there? Might get some response. Boating clothes a bit of a specialised subject I guess.

Atilla Apr 3rd 2011 9:27 am

Re: Clothing for boating?
Yeah, hoping Strider24 might pick it up.

bakedbean Apr 4th 2011 7:08 am

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Send him a PM, maybe needs a little nudge ;)

Strider24 Apr 6th 2011 9:00 am

Re: Clothing for boating?
Sorry..been to dentist and out of it for a bit.

If you have the room, bring it. On long distance races (even cruising) we can get some heavy and quite cold storms. I confess I only use bare feet (naughty boy) or plimsolls (is that the word? Sandshoes in my language) But wet weather gear is a really good idea. Can get a bit hot but thankfully the storms don't often last long. There are some longer races in the region, such as the South China Sea race (HK to Philippines) and passage sails such as the up coming one from I think its Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu via Sarawak.

The biggest concentration of bigger yachts would be Langkawi and a number of marinas there. Penang has 2 and one on the way, Pangkor has 2 and Pt Klang has 2 of which one is quite active. Port Dickson also has 1.

The Royal Selangor Yacht Club has regular bi monthly races as well as the Medeka races to Pangkor and late in the year the Offshore series over a week from Pt Klang and ending in Langkawi. This feeds onto the Thai Kings cup in Phuket, which has become a very serious series and then followed by the Langkawi series. I think Penang has a race series in there somewhere as well.

I have made the assumption that with serious gear you have, you are into the odd race or 2!!:thumbsup:

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