What's in Jeff's Gear Bag?
Posted by on January 07, 2015
In the second segment of our multi-part series discussing what the Dieball Team members keep in their gear bags, Jeff Eiber from Cleveland, OH talks shows us the details.
Here's what I carry in my old worn and torn canvas gear bag as I head out for racing: lots of hats for all sorts of conditions: polyester winter hats for wet cold days; visor for splash protection on hot days; full brim hats for light air and bright sun; cotton baseball cap for splash protection on bright, cooler days; folding southwester for heavy rain; neoprene kayaking hat with full ear covers for extreme cold or heavy splash protection.
For base layers: polyester long sleeve t-shirts, 2-3 layers to add or remove as the temperature changes during the day; compression shorts and long underwear for rash protection; cheapo polyester/nylon socks.
On warm days: sailing style polyester shorts and cotton or quick-dry long sleeve t-shirts; short sleeve spray top.
For vision: non prescription blue and amber glass lens polarized sunglasses; Prescription readers for reading sailing instructions.
All the little stuff; These are the items I keep in a small bag so they're always easy to find: various sunscreens; sailing watch with countdown timer; pencils; wet notes pad; razor knife; white tape roll; spare cotter rings; vhf radio; sticky-back repair tape; small dry bag; large Ziploc bags; racing rules of sailing
Finally for food and water: nalgene water bottle; a couple food bars; Naproxen; potassium supplements to prevent muscle cramps.
Jeff Eiber is a Technical Consultant for Dieball Sailing. Jeff is a world champion and is spending time with Dieball Sailing as a consultant focusing on our Tuning Guides and deliverables to customers. Jeff lives in Cleveland and sails just about anywhere there’s a huge event. We enjoy his level of detail and know that our customers will enjoy his approach to tuning and sailing their boats.