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Informational: How to Extend Your Boating Season

…protecting the body from heat loss. Synthetic fibers like nylon and polyester don’t absorb water and make excellent base layers. Wool, especially merino wool, is also a popular material. Avoid cotton; it absorbs water, dries slowly and loses its insulating value when wet. * An old boater…

Informational: How to Prevent Heat Loss

…efficiently and can hold up to 30% of its weight in water without feeling wet. Even wet, it still insulates and it doesn’t hold odor. Merino wool is in a category all its own. The extra-fine diameter fibers make a soft, stretchy fabric that is non-itchy. Cotton Never wear cotton or…

Informational: Cold-Water Layering

…polyester and polypropylene don’t absorb water and move moisture from your skin to outer layers. Merino wool wicks moisture and is comfortable against the skin, unlike traditional wool. Do not wear cotton—it is comfortable when dry but absorbs water, dries slowly and loses its insulating…

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