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Old 19-11-13, 20:49
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Hi folks,

as any of you water users know, putting on a soaking wet wetsuit which has been lying in the bottom of a plastic tub is not a fun experience.

So I'm thinking of making a tall rear cupboard where I can hang my suit out of the way, and then hopefully with the addition of small fans, help it dry out (a bit at least!).
Of course, I still need a tub in the bottom to catch dripping water (which I'll just empty whenever). I need to think of some sort of waterproofing... plus then maybe venting? I do not want horrible smelly moist air in the van haha

Can anyone show me where you store your wetsuit? Or think you have a much better idea

Any ideas appreciated
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Old 19-11-13, 21:11
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Get yourself a rip curl flash bomb. They dry unbelievably quick and yea I agree, nothing nice about putting on a cold and wet wettie.
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Old 19-11-13, 21:27
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Isnt it possible to spin them in a washing machine ..?? Pardon my ignorance if not ..!! If its anything like my boating gear , stick it in a closed cupboard , and it,ll go mouldy ..!!
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Old 19-11-13, 21:32
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Any well used wetsuit takes longer and longer to dry, due to the nature of the rubber used. The best thing you can do is leave it out to drip dry and squeeze the lowermost parts regularly. Water drains out of a wetsuit (esp winter) quicker than it dries. I have several so swap and change as needed......but a wet one isnt a problem just man up and pull it on!!!!
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Old 19-11-13, 21:44
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T5 Post Icon Re: Place to store a wet Wetsuit

I adapted the panel in my tailgate and added two lashing points which were out of the boot of a Mk4 Golf/Passat.

The fit looks very OEM and they are great for storing our body boards but also good for hanging wetsuits from when you're getting changed and packing the van up.






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Old 19-11-13, 22:06
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Good use of space mate and looks neat as well.
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Old 19-11-13, 22:34
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Default Re: Place to store a wet Wetsuit

Bit off topic here, but are diving wetsuits the same as surfing wetsuits? Just wondering as if so, I'll pay up my subs and stick my suit here for all you surfer dudes
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Old 19-11-13, 22:43
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Nothing like them! Unless people are going surfing in the arctic
Or your diving suit is 3/2mm and stretchy.....5/4for the winter.
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Old 19-11-13, 22:51
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I have a hanger with a fan in it that I use in the awning.
I always squeeze as much water out as possible and redo the legs during the evening and it is nearly dry next day.

It's always a balancing act as force drying them with loads of heat kills them and putting on a damp suit kills me! Lol
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Old 20-11-13, 00:01
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Get yourself a rip curl flash bomb. They dry unbelievably quick and yea I agree, nothing nice about putting on a cold and wet wettie.
Aw if only I hadn't got a new cypher suit at the start of the year I'd totally be getting a Flashbomb!! (other makes of quick drying suits are available )

@Red5
Thats a good idea dude, I've the tie downs from the floor which I could certainly use. Its just I've a barn door t4, with the rock and roll bed up against the doors... don't really want the wetsuit near it

Thanks for the ideas tho
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