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Hey guys.

Been away from sailing for quite a while and possible getting back into a bit of laser and fourseventy sailing in Auckland.

Aside from a PFD, what's the most important gear I should be trying to pick up? I have a normal surfing wetsuit right now but that's about it.

Any advice/recommendations greatly appreciated!

Cheers :)

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yes agreed boots are important for these dinghies, they help grip the hiking strap to which reduces foot/ankle fatigue.


you are probably sorted by now hopefully, but if you want to sail the laser much, I highly recommend some decent hiking shorts like these with built in battens

http://www.nzsailing.net/rooster-3-4-hi ... 49166.html


or these which take pads

http://www.nzsailing.net/rooster-pro-hi ... 49167.html


but at least get the pads (for $35) to stick inside your existing wet suit (they work ok with any wet suit really you don't have to buy the hiking shorts above for the pads alone to work)

http://www.nzsailing.net/rooster-hiking ... 61769.html


cheers and fair winds whatever you sail

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