Sailing gear for a summer on a tall ship
May 21, 2014 4:07 PM Subscribe
I will be working as a deckhand on a tall ship this summer, sailing up and down the East Coast of the U.S. I need to buy foul weather gear in the next few days. I know I need a jacket, pants, boots, and a rigging knife. What should I look for when I purchase these items? Is there anything else essential that I need, gear-wise?
Folks have recommended West Marine and Grunden's to me, but I'd like a bit of guidance as to what to look for in these stores.
Details: I'll be on the boat end of May to beginning of September. It's a two-masted schooner that goes relatively fast. We're starting in Florida, then sailing to the Chesapeake Bay, then to Boston, then Maine, then Bermuda in August, then back to the U.S. but not sure where.
I get cold really easily so it's important to me to get good foulies to keep me warm. I've seen this
question but I'm asking about live aboard conditions for the whole summer in potentially varying climates.