Think it would be back to just hang it from the tower on the boat so its ready for next time?
Once a year I wax the zipper and twice a year I apply the silicone latex conditioner to the seals. I'm pretty sure the silicone seal conditioner is the same silicone "latex conditioner" used for other "household purposes"
Just got my Oneill Boost today, of course put cold water in the bathtub to try it out and didn't feel a thing. Absolutely going to try it this weekend.
I have three Oneill Boost's dry suits. One Small, one Medium and one Large. Great customer service. I had the zipper and one of the seals start coming apart after 4 years. Sent it back to them with my receipt (Yes I keep my receipts on items like this) and two weeks later I had a new one at my door step.
Anyway to zip them up easier? I put the lubricant on a few times and it's still a little rough. Is it always like this
That said, I have had an O'neill farmer john and jacket wetsuit forever. It actually had a front half zip on the "john" and zips on the back of the ankles. Makes it super easy to get on. The jacket is a front zip. I haven't seen a wetsuit like mine in ages. Mine was made for water skiing and most are made for ocean surfing. So the zippers I have aren't practical for ocean surfing. I wore my wetsuit down to water temps in the low 50's. I also have a pair of water socks that I believe are made out of neoprene or something like that. They are thin enough that I can totally wear them in my wakeboard bindings. They don't provide a ton of insulation, but every bit helps.
Now the above pic was taken on November 1 and the water temp was 52 if I remember right. It felt COLD and I wasn't all that comfortable. It sucked when my set was done and I had to deal with getting wet gear off. Brr.
Like I said, I got my drysuit and went out on Jan 1 for a NYD run in I believe 42 degree water. I wore my neopreme socks (on the outside of my ankles) and also wore a mountain hardwear tight fitting beanie. I also had some neoprene gloves from a kayak expedition I once did.
This is me on the NYD run:
After that run I bought myself some real neopreme booties for surfing and a neoprene cap that covers my ears with a chin strap.
I'm a wimp when it comes to cold water, so I'm sure I'll enjoy my drysuit. I know I have always worn my wetsuit when many others would just wear shorts. I don't care, I've got nothing to prove!