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Postby Pablo » Wed Dec 18, 2002 11:55 am

hi everybody
just a question
what's the max water temp I can be in the water with a 4/3 wetsuit.
it's the only suit I have, nothing between this and nothing.
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Postby EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY » Wed Dec 18, 2002 12:01 pm

as low as you can personally take. it often depends on your tolerances but I wouldnt use one in less than 12 degrees (4/3).

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Postby Pablo » Wed Dec 18, 2002 1:28 pm

thanks
I've been in the water in quite cool conditions, dont know thw water temp.
and what is the upper limit before you melt?

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Postby EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY » Wed Dec 18, 2002 2:14 pm

oh, about 18 c for a 4/3. you can check water temps on good weather sites. i use http://www.a1surf.com for the uk.

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Postby zfennell » Wed Dec 18, 2002 2:44 pm

Its not a question of how cold you are when sailing...
The important thing is how cold will you be when you have to swim home.

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Wed Dec 18, 2002 7:43 pm

Also depends on how sunny it is... black wetsuits absorb the suns ray and heat up. Depends on heaps of factors like how much heat you can handle (how much natural insulation you have etc).

Also how long you are in the water makes a huge difference. you don't want to be too cold out there.

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