Sally and I will be going to Bonaire in the not too distant future, to windsurf with some friends. Amongst those friends will be Lily and Dana, Napeague shredettes whose wetsuits Sally has long admired. A couple years ago Sally told the Peconic Puffin "if I had the sleeveless shorty that Lily and Dana have, I would sail faster and with more control, and my jibes would improve." Thus began a two-year search for a particular Excel wetsuit in a particular size. Of course the thing was no longer made, but on the search went.
It was a Great Day.
Now I'm wondering what will happen in Bonaire. I'm hoping Dana and Lily will be wearing their Excels and they all sail happily together. I wouldn't mind if they've got newer harnesses (Sally could use a new one, but when I've proposed this there's been no interest; apparently harnesses don't rate as an accessory.) What would be a disaster is if D&L are wearing identical NEW wetsuits, wetsuits that my darling wife liked better than her brand new one. That would be a frickin' nightmare.
I myself will be sporting a lycra that I bought in the '90s.