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sailwave



Joined: 11 May 2000
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Location: Redwood City, CA

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thombiz wrote:
Sailwave,
be sure to pull the weedwacker string to cause the hat brim to cup similar to mine. It is that "cupping" which gives it surprising stiffness and stability.

I too, am a melanoma survivor. Had it removed back in October. I've been pretty good about wearing long sleeve rash guards and "Tour de France" type biking tights which I buy off Ebay. It sure has reduced the damage to my skin, but I will need to do more. My wife has made some lycra head "socks" for some of the other local sailors, and that may be my next addition to ward off the sun damage.


Sailwave Here: I forgot to tell you that the white Tilley hat you show has very poor SPF. I wore my white hat for 5 hrs in the sun working on a patio paving project. There was a perfect red strip across my forehead at end of day where there is just the single layer of material in front. My navy blue hat has excellent SPF in the same conditions and likley due to just being a dark color. The navy blue fabric actually seems heavier too.

Here is the T3 navy blue hat I like:
http://www.tilley.com/The-T3-Cotton-Duck-Hat.aspx?id=10CD03HT0T30271

I just saw this camo one for the first time and may get it:
http://www.tilley.com/LT3C-Snap-Up-Camouflage-Hat.aspx
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AndreiA



Joined: 14 Apr 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Thank you thombiz! Reply with quote

I did exactly as you suggested and it worked great!

Sailed for 10 days in Bonaire, lots of plaining, yet lost this new hat only twice - both times after a good catapult. The hat floats well, which is important in less clear water.

Not sure now if I should wash it - it became very stiff because of the sea water Wink
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Arrgh



Joined: 05 May 1998
Posts: 864
Location: Rio

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sailwave wrote:


I just saw this camo one for the first time and may get it:
http://www.tilley.com/LT3C-Snap-Up-Camouflage-Hat.aspx

I've heard of fishing from a sailboard, but duck hunting???
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2022 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the Shelta hat at
https://www.sheltahats.com/collections/sun-hats .
It blows away Tilleys and every other hat I've seen for sun protection, comfort, security, wind resistance, visibility, ventilation, and every other objective I can think of for water sports use.
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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
Posts: 1189
Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2022 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coachg wrote:
http://www.rei.com/product/721671/outdoor-research-sun-runner-cap

Coachg


"this product is NOT available"

Amazon has similiar stuff - are they as good ??
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thombiz



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Corpus Christi

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2022 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Tilley hat and sun protection go to https://www.tilley.com/pages/faq and scroll down to the Sun Protection Ratings
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Brian_S



Joined: 11 Jun 2005
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Location: SE Michigan

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2022 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are pretty pricey, but work well. I bought two of these a few years ago when they were cheaper.
https://www.sheltahats.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-daUBhCIARIsALbkjSZX3QVvhQcQtJU2VTD3jwClBmAvdwt7AQaYqSkT7PjlH9mS_DEMwOQaArFzEALw_wcB

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lturkevich



Joined: 11 May 2000
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 on the Shelta hats if you're not wearing a helmet with visor. I love the Osprey model (my old Tilley hat flew away doing foredeck in 12 kt breeze from behind me)
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