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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me as number 3 in the non-polarized club. I am going to go get
some for the mild beach trip though.

-Craig

isobars wrote:
spennie wrote:
I personally can't stand polarized glasses when sailing (great on shore), the motion seems to do something & makes it seem like a mild LSD trip.

Well put. My head just reels when trying to sail w/Polarized lens on any bumps more than ankle high. I've asked MANY people about that, and you and I are in a small but adamant minority.
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justall



Joined: 30 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4th vote for non- polarized ... Have always hated them.
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One size doesn't fit all. I won't sail without polarized glass lenses. I wonder if the polarized challenged persons think my yellow sails are green??

With polarized lenses I can figure the sail size without asking for help.
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beaglebuddy



Joined: 10 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarized lenses make it appear about 1/3 windier than it actually is when looking at the water over a distance.
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that you mention it I do rig smaller than most.

It's the same for me whether I am wearing my shades or not. My polarization only eliminates the glare. No fish or LSD things going on here.

Another example of how people see things differently.
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quigley



Joined: 23 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comfortable, durable eye protection....Rec Specs...I 've been using prescription sunglasses to sail for over 20 years. Rec Specs work the best for me. The strap to hold them in place is a part of the frame structure. Wrap around keeps water from splashing in at the sides. They may not look " cool " but they work great !
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Sailboarder



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even in flat water, polarizers are weird. They give a strange 3D effect on the wavelets. But I enjoy being able to see some rocks, weeds or shallow areas that cannot be seen without polarizers.
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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back on track, I am a big fan of these for on water use, but unless your ears are very close to your face, you'll need to straighten the ear bend substantially. On my face, they don't fog, but they are really easy on the eyes (and they aren't polarized).

http://topofthelinesunglasses.com/gargoyles-vector-silver-reflective-lens-black-frame-p-375.html

-Craig



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justall



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westender wrote:
I wonder if the polarized challenged persons think my yellow sails are green?? .


I don't know about that, but I have been meaning to mention how much I like your avatar ... The green guy with green hands and feet in shocking red clothes is great.
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techno900



Joined: 28 Mar 2001
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For over 25 years, I have worn prescription sun glasses with a strap that floats. Then my hat or helmet with a chin strap that keeps everything on. I don't recall ever having had the whole bunch washed off, but I don't surf sail either. Wet lenses have never been an issue. If wet, they dry in a couple of minutes at most.

However, I did lose one lens many years ago.
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