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Old 05-21-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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Just curious how many use them & where to get them at a good price.

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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Have pair in my duffle bag - to use if a race is on. Otherwise never use when in cruising mode.

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Old 05-22-2009, 04:52 AM   #3
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I mainly use them when flying gennakers or spinnakers. Or when it is a bit cool.

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I like Defender Industries for boat gear. *Their prices are usually better than elsewhere, and they don't (yet) charge sales tax when shipping out of state. *Richard's link might be broken, here's a link to the home page, just search for "gloves". *DEFENDER

Though shipping might make them more expensive than buying locally.
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Busted Link--- Defender etcccccc

Thanks Jeanne -- I didn't check

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Old 05-22-2009, 12:42 PM   #6
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I only use gloves for anchoring and handling the anchor chain - which will eventually get quite rusty. Best prices are at hardware / home depot / agricultural stores. Look for gloves with the extra leather patch sewn across the palm area. This is where the chain will rub across the glove as you let out or take in anchor rode.

Sailing gloves with the cut-off finger tips are great for show but the basic gloves come apart after few uses - so maybe they are good for yuppie racers from Newport, but not very practical for cruising folk.
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For anchoring, I use thin Handyman/mechanics gloves (purchase via home store, etc) rather than sailing gloves. Similar style, padding, etc, but much cheaper.

For general sailing, for many years, I've used the leather palm/mesh back fingerless bicycling gloves. While readily available in the 1980's and 90's, you cannot find the type I use in the stores anymore so when they're done, they're done. They're thicker than the standard fingerless sailing gloves.
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Thank you all for your help. In everything knowledge from experience is very valuable.
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I wear a really nice, expensive pair of sailing gloves. They are made of human skin!
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I wear a really nice, expensive pair of sailing gloves. They are made of human skin!
I have a pair that is quite similar, however my pair has a few bones in them for some additional support. Mine came to me free but I believe that they cost my dad a pretty penny.
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I have a pair that is quite similar....
What will you do when they wear out? Mine have seen so much salt water they are getting a bit stiff and wrinkled.
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What will you do when they wear out? Mine have seen so much salt water they are getting a bit stiff and wrinkled.
You are talking about your hands, now aren't you ....
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You are talking about your hands, now aren't you ....
Hah! I don't think I will comment further as I risk incriminating,myself if I do
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Hah! I don't think I will comment further as I risk incriminating,myself if I do
I've been restoring old cars for yrs and even my wife can't get me to wear gloves when my hands look like they've been thru a meat grinder. I just can't be as precise with gloves.

But I will care some just for good measure.
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