Frostbitting

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by Goonie, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. phantomdarkness

    phantomdarkness New Member

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    yeah, if the Gulf Stream did not flow so close to England, England would be covered in snow. why else do you think it rains all the time? That would be snow.
     
  2. will162878

    will162878 New Member

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    Exactly. Air temperatures recently have been touching down to freezing but mainly about 5ÂșC above. I wear a shortie wetsuit over thermal base layer (thermal t-shirt + thermal trousers) with spray top, hiking shorts, thin fleece and bouyancy aid on top. I also wear dinghy boots and gloves. I find that combination allows me to move easily - dry suits in lasers are cumbersome - while keeping me warm.
     
  3. macwas16

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    Bouyancy aid? [laughs] HAHA I'm sorry, I know I should not make fun of the way others talk. I'm guessing that means life jacket or PFD?
     
  4. phantomdarkness

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    Yeah, we actually are REQUIRED to have a PFD on in order to race. Even when we do the big boat races. its fun :)
     
  5. will162878

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    In the EU (Euopean Union) the advertising laws say that such floatation things have to be either "Life Jackets" or "Bouyancy Aids" so in the UK, "PFDs" are known as bouyancy aids.
     
  6. macwas16

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    Hehehe...okay.
     
  7. will162878

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    Guess its a bit like how "pants" to people in the UK are quite different to US "pants"....
     
  8. laser161116

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    Frostbite Georgia

    Hey Bradley, what part of Georgia do you live in? If you're anywhere around Atlanta then Lake Lanier Yacht Club has a frostbite series. Yeah, I know, it will probably never even be cold enough to ever need a drysuit, but we call it frostbite anyway.
     
  9. will162878

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    Sadly, the frostbite here finished yesterday....
     
  10. Bradley

    Bradley Administrator Staff Member

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    I am down in South GA. Tomorrow we are calling for a high of 66-70 degrees. Not quite frostbiting weather down here. Haha.
     
  11. macwas16

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    grr....my forecast is like a high of 25 degrees lol!
     
  12. will162878

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    There are some forstbites in the UK continuing until march.
     
  13. macwas16

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    wow...that's all I have to say : /
     
  14. laser161116

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    are you kidding me-that's crazy

    ...i live in atlanta and we don't go out unless it is above 36 degrees

    last week it was about forty and everybody was complaining about it
     
  15. will162878

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    Some clubs race every few weekends all the way through.
     
  16. kwilson

    kwilson New Member

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    Hell I'm not scared of the wind chill and the external temp....I afraid of the water temp.....

    Hypothermia Sucks. :)
     
  17. macwas16

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    lol Ken. It's hard to think of any sailing right now where I live. A low-pressure system that formed over Canada has swept in and the high for today was 15 degrees fairenheight. Wind chill makes it a little above 0.
     
  18. Goonie

    Goonie Guest

    Its pretty cold right here. I think -18 Celsius... Without wind chill :/
     
  19. Bradley

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    AWW its gonna get down to 26 tonight. Bring out the space heaters and turn up the heat.
     
  20. will162878

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    At the moment, the water is warmer than the air.
     

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