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    It depends on your tolerance. Have worn a high...

    It depends on your tolerance. Have worn a high quality 4/3 with a 1 mil vest (with attached hood) and rashguard underneath, 5 m gloves & boots all winter here in northern New England. Water still...
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    Got a pair of the RipCurl 3 MM when they first...

    Got a pair of the RipCurl 3 MM when they first came out two years ago. They are good, almost like barefoot. The newer versions (2013) have a fleece-like lining, and may be warmer. Wear mine here...
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    Rowed in college a long time ago. Had un-related...

    Rowed in college a long time ago. Had un-related disc surgery a few years ago, and they said no more rowing. It is indeed an awesome sport. Anything to get in the water. Surfing fills the void...
  4. Thread: Wetsuit Mods

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    Depending how tolerant you are, you can wear a...

    Depending how tolerant you are, you can wear a good 4/3 with a sleeveless hooded vest. It works for me here in northern New England (unless wind picks up). If the sun is out, it helps keep you...
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    I go with a good 4/3 all winter. When sun is...

    I go with a good 4/3 all winter. When sun is out, and wind mild, I do not have any problems. The 5/4 was too bulky and heavy. Do not mind being a little cool, but do not like being hot.
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    Moonlight surf during full moon, with friends &...

    Moonlight surf during full moon, with friends & family here in northern New England, July 2011 & 2012. Beach party, bonfire, food, beer/wine, stories. Waves showed up, moonlight made it surreal....
  7. Thread: Age

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    60 Years young. Not the oldest in the local...

    60 Years young. Not the oldest in the local lineup at all.
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    The new wetsuits, you know, the ones with the...

    The new wetsuits, you know, the ones with the full length zipper in front, and the legs with the back-of-the-knee pads. Guess it is easier to get them on, and take them off, and the backwards knee...
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    If you are driving up, you do not need a passport...

    If you are driving up, you do not need a passport book - there is a card you can get, costs less than passport book. Allow a couple months to get it. Go to local Post Office. If you fly up, you...
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    Add Longboard Fever to the list. Just clips of...

    Add Longboard Fever to the list. Just clips of longboarding & mellow tunes.
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    Just wax the bottom of your feet.

    Just wax the bottom of your feet.
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    Got an electric boot dryer. Drip dry for a...

    Got an electric boot dryer. Drip dry for a couple hours. Toss the boots & gloves on, set it on cool for 3 hours (timer) and they are dry and no smell for next day. Worth the investment if you are...
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    Yes. With light/no wind, a good 3/2 with rash...

    Yes. With light/no wind, a good 3/2 with rash guard will be fine. No probs yesterday up here in New England with 3/2 (water was upper 40's). Two hour Dawn Patrol session until wind picked up. ...
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    Not a fan of the suit. Once the water hits 60...

    Not a fan of the suit. Once the water hits 60 here in New Hampshire, I trunk it, with a 2mil top (no sleeves). Last year managed to stretch the suitless time from May 30 to Oct 2nd. Would rather be...
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    Have had good luck with Billabong Foil 4/3 - used...

    Have had good luck with Billabong Foil 4/3 - used for almost 3 years. Body Glove Legends 4/3 is what I have now - so far so good.
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    4/3 fine in New Hampshire last weekend. Water...

    4/3 fine in New Hampshire last weekend. Water 42. Air about the same. Rather be a little cool than hot.
  17. Thread: Booties

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    Infinity Drylock 5mm work in New Hampshire. Boot...

    Infinity Drylock 5mm work in New Hampshire. Boot dryer on no-heat dries them in about 3 hours (shake out excess water first).
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    McTavish Fireball - a quick and fun longboard in...

    McTavish Fireball - a quick and fun longboard in the 9' range.
  19. Thread: Warm water

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    Even up here in New Hampshire the water is very...

    Even up here in New Hampshire the water is very warm, 60 on Thursday. Trunks and a rash guard. Do not recall water hitting 60 degrees this early.
  20. Thread: Trunks?

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    Not till June

    Been in 3/2 here in New Hampshire. Water about 50. Once it hits 60, the trunks are out.
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    Adding rubber

    Just switched to 4/3 suit with 2mil gloves and 3m boots up here in NH. No hood yet, water temp in low 50's, but air near 60.
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