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CVRDA uniform

Post by neil » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:51 pm

Following the exposure given in this article, ... the-future, is it worth a group order for a new CVRDA uniform? :wink:

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Re: CVRDA uniform

Post by trebor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:56 pm

don't forget shorts and shirt,
shorts pockets with piece of string for flying repairs, pen knife, piece of chewing gum for fuel tank repairs, piece of wood to bother.
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Re: CVRDA uniform

Post by PeterV » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:55 am

I've always thought the CVRDA uniform should be the sailing kit of the 60s, tracksuit trousers, plimsolls and an old shirt and jumper. The problem is that when I've worn this I've been told off for not wearing a BA. What I need is one of the old fold away, blow up LJs like I used to have so that I can put it underneath and still satisfy the H&S worriers.
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Re: CVRDA uniform

Post by alan williams » Mon May 22, 2017 9:36 am

We were far more stylish in the Hornet Fleet Levi jeans with you favourite brand of beer towel sewn on to the seat. Being young and having not developed a taste for decent ale mine was Watney's Red Barrel. Footwear a pair of canvas deck shoes with the toe area cut out to let the water out. Several layers of jumpers topped by an anorak, Holt bouncy aid with big fablon Hornet sail emblem stuck on the back. Gardening gloves were worn (I used to "borrow" my mothers),. When I brought my first wet suit, I had to lay down on a sheet of neoprene and the maker drew around me to get my body shape. The suit was delivered glued, hand stitched and with yellow taped seams. The left over neoprene was made into wet socks and a hood, for free as you paid for whole sheet. Those were the days.

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Re: CVRDA uniform

Post by Michael4 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:43 pm

For sailing a Tideway, the charity shop offers corduroys, brogues and tweed jackets at little cost. Tweed jackets and even duffle coats have some buoyancy in them, well for a minute or two until they start to drag you down quite quickly. Double breasted reefer jackets are the sort of thing that admirals in the Swiss navy wear and should be avoided. There is really nothing like the smell of wet wool.

I should add that proper brogues float.
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