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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Snorkel Gear



I just ordered some new snorkel gear. It's good exercise and I do live on a lake. Swim fins that fit are not easy to find. My feet take something around a size 14/15. Most shops do not have those in stock, but Amazon does. The selection of diving gear is pretty limited here in the mountains. The only gear readily available is pretty cheaply made. The best option is to order equipment on-line. Decent equipment doesn't cost all that much and makes all the difference in the world.

One of the things I'd like to check out is how the swing keel on the sailboat functions. It will be easier to check it out in the water that to try and jack the boat up on land. Also, this winter we've been planing a lot of sailing off the coast of Florida. It doesn't take long for marine growth to get out of hand on a boat's bottom. Being able to clean it off might come in handy.

One of the things I'd like to do is to snorkel some of the coral reefs in the Florida Keys, before they are all gone. My lovely wife and I have been doing some planning for our winter excursion. An extended trip through Florida Bay and the Keys makes a lot of sense. Having the right gear to truly explore the marine environment will make the trip that much better.

-Sixbears

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  1. It is amazing what you see under water. If you get a throwaway underwater camera you could show us a lot of loverly pictures (hint, hint).

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    1. Good idea Momlady. I'll see what I can squeeze out of the budget.

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  2. Snorkeling is very fun and relaxing, and yeah it comes in handy for getting those sea beasties off your hull :)

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    1. Used to do a lot of snorkeling but somehow never replaced the old gear when it wore out. Glad to be getting back into it.

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