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« on: Sat 25 October, 2008 - 09:25 pm »

What's a good general thickness for a wetsuit?

The olds want to make a wetsuit for their whippet, for when he is out 'boating'   

*ahem* anyway..

they think a wetsuit for him will keep him warm and give him some buoyancy if he goes overboard.

So I'm looking to get a 2nd hand cheapie off TM, and mum will sew it up.
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« Reply #1 on: Sat 25 October, 2008 - 09:42 pm »

http://www.kmedrysuits.com/DogWetsuits.htm

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« Reply #2 on: Sat 25 October, 2008 - 09:44 pm »

usually wetsuits are 3mm or 5mm
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« Reply #3 on: Sat 25 October, 2008 - 10:03 pm »


   That would be far too simple Cylly

usually wetsuits are 3mm or 5mm

Ok..so one listed as 2.5 probably isn't great quality then.
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« Reply #4 on: Sat 25 October, 2008 - 10:16 pm »

Just looked at that link Cylly

Thanks! That will help with design...looks like their idea wasn't so hair brained after all.

Dads design is similar...but with a 'handle' on top to grab in the event of any overboard incidents.
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« Reply #5 on: Sat 25 October, 2008 - 10:35 pm »

2.5 means it's thinner, more flexible and suitable for warmer waters. the thicker it is the warmer it is, and the more bouyant also
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« Reply #6 on: Sat 25 October, 2008 - 10:54 pm »

Thanks JJ

A thicker one sounds just the ticket for 'Alfred'


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« Reply #7 on: Sun 26 October, 2008 - 02:06 am »

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« Reply #8 on: Sun 26 October, 2008 - 09:32 am »

Personally, Id go for a thinner one for a dog.

I wouldnt want to hamper their swimming action in anyway, and I reckon a thick one (especially on a little dog like a whippet) could interfere with the dog staying afloat on his own.
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« Reply #9 on: Sun 26 October, 2008 - 10:53 am »

When I did coast guard duty many years ago.  There was one incident whereby the wee boat overturned before it got to the big boat.  We found the lady first and quite quickly and the dog swam to shore, the dog was only small and got there very quickly.  The guy was not able to so he tied himself to the rope (another huge boat anchored there so the anchor rope) as he could not climb up.  He used the cord from his jacket to do so.

He was sure he was going to die and did not want his body to be lost so this is why he tied himself to the rope.  We found him and he was fine (well not quite when he was first found).  There was a panic because we could not find him for ages.

Basically it was really cold and quite a long way to land - the dog was very able to get there and dogs are fab at keeping afloat. 

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