Lulu and I spent a good part of the afternoon at Ocean Pulse, one of the local surf shops. We weren't there to buy boards, however. No, we needed some wetsuits. And not just one wetsuit each, but two. And booties. What for? Well, the full suits are ones we hope to never actually need. But, if we should happen to get a crab pot rope or fishing line or net wrapped around our prop on the way down the coast, it sure would be nice to be able to go overboard and cut the line loose without dying of hypothermia in the process. Also, on the extremely unlikely (honest, Mom) chance that we should have to deploy the life raft someday, if we have the time, it would be a lot more comfortable to be wearing a wetsuit instead of a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt while we're out there drifting around.
The shorter, lighter-weight suits will probably see a lot of use when we're snorkeling in water that might not be quite as warm as we might like.
This is the first time either of us have donned wetsuits and man, are they tight! Just trying them on was a big job. I was sweating like a pig by the time I had tried 4 different suits on. But, now we have them. One more little thing we can check off of the list.