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Old 06-18-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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Sun protection, what do you use ?

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Old 06-19-2016, 07:49 AM   #2
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A pilothouse underway, a 10 x 15 awning anchored..
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:07 AM   #3
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I had some squamous cell carcinoma cut off my lower lip last month and a skin graff done to replace the divot left from the removal. I love the outdoors so the only thing I could find to protect my lower lip was the creepy smile lips. It works fine but some folks are a bit put off by the look, understandably

Don't mess around with the sun, it's not really our friend later in life.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:29 AM   #4
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Hope the fish don't see you coming!!!! .....


Seriously though...I hide as much from the sun as I can so shade is my best defense...like FF's suggestions.


Even standing on the dock I will hide in the shade of a piling. Even with trying to stay out of the sun...I am so tan people comment...just from living aboard and boating lifestyle it is hard to stay in the shade all the time.


How about a T-Top for your boat or at least a bimini? More costly than those lips for sure....but probably a few less stares...
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:12 AM   #5
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I like my Tilley hat for boating or anything else in the sun for that matter, great hats.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:21 AM   #6
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Blue Lizard sunscreen along with a Conner boat hat and polarized Costa Del Mar Fathom 580's for my eyes.

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Note: I have an appointment this coming week with the plastic surgeon to remove four recently discovered skin cancer spots after having six biopsies.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:24 AM   #7
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:17 AM   #8
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Interesting thread and quite important. I wear a Tilley hat, 30 SPF sunscreen and most often wear a 40 SPF rated light weight long sleeved fishing shirt. I also stay under the bimini top underway and avoid sitting out in the sun. I've had one basal cell carcinoma removed from my chest which is in fact always covered.

What many folks don't realize is that many of the skin cancers are due to sun exposure many years ago---when we were teenagers as an example. Remember the days of tanning oils, sun reflectors, sunlamps and the like? That's the price we pay today. So we do the best we can now but we can't undo the past.
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:49 AM   #9
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Had melanoma twice now. Real wake up call to stay covered up. Try to keep the sunscreen on but sometimes you just forget, same with a hat. Dermatologist every six months.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:02 AM   #10
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I had some squamous cell carcinoma cut off...Don't mess around with the sun, it's not really our friend later in life.

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What many folks don't realize is that many of the skin cancers are due to sun exposure many years ago---when we were teenagers as an example.

The first 40 years of my life were spent on the glaring, windy water with no protection. Coppertone? Yeah right. Even today most sun screens/blocks are a sham but better than nothing.

20 years after the fact, solar keratosis drops by. Now every 4-5 years I do a 6 week session with Efudex twice a day. It burns away layers of skin, turns my head into a pomegranate and scares kids and old ladies. Fun sitting in a mall food court, watching reactions and fielding dumbass questions. I tell them acid rain did it. Goes over real big in these parts.

Seriously, look after yourself in the sun.

A friend, a few years younger, ignored and made endless excuses for a pothole on his nose until...yeah, they whacked half his beak off carved a chunk out of his for'ead and folded it down over his snout. Looked like elephant man for months. even scared the crap out of his Ridgebacks.

On a lighter note.
Walked out on the pier in Santa Barbara a few years ago and before I even opened my gop, fisherman says;
"where in Canada y'all from?"
Me;
"What? Canadians walk funny or something?"
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"Nope. Only a Canadian can be THAT pale."
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I had a small lesion that biopsies as basal cell, but the path report after its removal said squamous cell. Go figure.

I had a lot of bad burns as a kid and teenager. Now I avoid the sun as much as I can. I use a hat (I also love my Tilly but I use a number of hats) but I am not as diligent with sunscreen as I should be.
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My dermatologist and I are getting to be close friends. I see him every 6 months and he gets to practice his art on me. This was one of many squamous cells he's removed from my forehead on both sides.


The sun is definitely NOT your friend. I always have a baseball hat on when I go out and if we're on the boat I'm under one of two large bimini's.




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I like my Tilley hat for boating.
Never had a Tilley. Can't justify a hundred bucks for something that's sure to get forgot, blowed away or stole. Thrift store sou' westers are a couple bucks.

Are Tilleys water/rain proof?
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This was one of many squamous cells he's removed from my forehead on both sides.
There goes lunch.
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Never had a Tilley. Can't justify a hundred bucks for something that's sure to get forgot, blowed away or stole. Thrift store sou' westers are a couple bucks.

Are Tilleys water/rain proof?
They are not.

I bought my Tilley years ago and I think it was about $30 then. I lost it only once, when I was single handing my Catalina 400 in a brisk wind. I most assuredly went back for it. Good thing they float.
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What many folks don't realize is that many of the skin cancers are due to sun exposure many years ago---when we were teenagers as an example.
Wifey B: We're super diligent on this. Our bridge has a hard top. When we're out in our small sport boat, we do it with the canvas top up. And sunscreen. We also keep ourselves covered with SPF 50 Broad Spectrum and we require all guests to use sunscreen. We have many bottles handy on board. Sounds extreme? Well, aren't we as Captains and/or Owners responsible for the safety of those aboard? We think so.

Now, we do sometimes have some guests who seem to get into having others cover them with sunscreen. When they arrive they'll immediately ask for help.

Seriously, we just avoid sunburn like the plague because it is the plague. We spend a disproportionate of our time outdoors at home and on the boat. We have to take it seriously. Oh and we require it at home on our patio and by our pool. In fact, we've even considered, but not decided to do it, putting a roof over more of our back area. We do have some cabanas and spend a lot of time in them.

Edit: Getting permitted for a cover for our patio and pool area could also be very difficult.
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