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Thread: Wind Protection

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    Wind Protection

    My wife has a real problem with her eyes watering whenever the wind is blowing in her face (like when we are boating - it even happens horseback riding). Sunglasses don't seem to make much difference. I realize this is sort of an odd request however this problem has a very negative impact on our boating experience and I thought perhaps someone might have an idea. Thanks.

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    Member #154 Platinum Member Indy's Avatar
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    Re: Wind Protection

    What kind of boat? Windshield or fairing? There are many options out there for wind deflectors, but we need more info. If you don't want a wind deflector on the boat, goggles would work best.
    Last edited by Indy; 05-18-2004 at 07:51 AM.

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    Re: Wind Protection

    tried ski goggles? my eyes water too at 100 mph... nothing strange with that

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    Re: Wind Protection

    Ski goggles will work but may look a little funny and leave you with some really round untanned eyes. One thing you should try are some sun glasses from a motorcycle shop. Most Harley or custom bike shops have glasses that are made specifically for this problem. They will serve the same purpose as ski goggles but be less cumbersome.

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    Re: Wind Protection

    Guard Dog (?) sunglasses that wrap around like ski goggles but look more like sunglasses.

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    Re: Wind Protection

    Yeah exactly, i have some nike glasses that fit my face tight enough that at speed on a bike there is literally no gap at all. This worked well for me, without glasses you might as well be blind at speed

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    Re: Wind Protection

    Go to this post to see our "future" wind protection; our faces were getting "wind burn" because we usually cruise at 70 mph+: glasses don't help.


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    Re: Wind Protection

    I put a simple plexiglass wind deflector on my fairing. I just use regular sunglasses and there is very little wind. No eye watering at speeds up to 100.
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    Re: Wind Protection

    Oakley Pro M frames worked great for me.

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    Member #2 ....Jeeezz Charter Member cigarette1's Avatar
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    Re: Wind Protection

    Guard Dog goggles work for me. They are sealed around the eyes and are about the same size as regular sunglasses. I use contact lenses when boating and the Guard Dogs have kept them from drying out and blowing out. It is like night and day from wearing Rx sunglasses ... I can turn my head and not worry about loosing my glasses.

    Windscreens are like windshields on a custom Harley ... kinda goofy

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