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Old 06-06-2009, 12:18 AM   #15
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When my old pair wore out, I found some in a sale bin at West Marine. They leave the fingertips free but protect the soft tissue when letting line run free, especially when I'm hoisting my husband up the mast using the windlass with the line run through blocks on either the main or mizzen mast. Nice to have, certainly.


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Old 09-23-2009, 02:20 PM   #16
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i use open finger leather well fitted gloves for racing and setting an asymetrical kite cruising. working quickly or with unpredicable significant forces can be high risk and it has saved my hands from very painful burns and worse on the odd occasion.

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Old 06-16-2010, 09:05 PM   #17
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Have you ever used a waterproof breathable gloves? I'm planning to buy one and I'm looking for advice.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:21 PM   #18
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I'm not sure I've ever seen a waterproof, breathable, glove. Would it be made with Gore-Tex, perhaps?

I think that such a glove would be useful in cold weather sailing, but for tropical cruising perhaps less so. What I did like was the leather cover on our wheel, which made it non-slippery and never cold to the hands. That, and a rag in the cockpit, was sufficient for steering in the rain we encountered in the tropics.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:02 AM   #19
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You can keep your hands pretty warm using polypro glove liners under regular gloves. Waterproof/breathable? No, but warm and dry (because it wicks moisture away from your hands) yes,.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:42 AM   #20
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Goretex Gloves :-


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