I also do have a new drytop I got for christmas a NRS revolution not gortex but some kind of breathable fabric. Havent used it yet.
As far as air temp I took a guess as iam in Buffalo NY not to far away maybe 6 hours so I figured in July it might get into the 80's air temp. Water temp is what I found online so I would guess thats about right 60 to 65F in July.
I guess I could go with some wetsuit pants or maybe Hydroskin although that stuff looks awfull thin to do much of anything and my drytop. I do like surfing waves though. I also have kokatat drypants with built in feet which I bought for running shallow creeks in fall time were I kept having to get out in shallows and haited wet feet.But I dont think they would be ANY good in a swim of any kind.
I want to be extra carful because I will be kayaking alone. I have wore my drysuit in 70F air temp last summer but after that I stopped wearing it. It was first year with drysuit. Plus I was paddling with groups mostly so less risk of being in water for long. But the trip I will be alone. Hence the new elctronics the VHF and PLB.
I just dont want to roast but have enough to keep me warm for at least a little while in the water. Just finished reading the book Sea Kayaker Deep Trouble. Most problems were from lack of proper clothing for the water temps.
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