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Old 04-13-2015   #1
 
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Put a hole in a skirt.

About the size of a dime. Anything new other than sew and aqua Seal?

I found an old 2009 thread on this, but couldn't get it to bounce. The tear is not near a seam or on the cockpit, and the rest of the skirt is like new, so I'd like to salvage if possible.

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Old 04-13-2015   #2
 
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I have only used the sew and Aqua seal method, but thought there was something else out there I saw in a shop. Iron Mend might be it, but thought there was a heat treated patch that was simpler.
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Take it to an alteration shop and have them sew it. Probably charge you 5-10 bucks for a professional quality stitch job. Then aqua seal.
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For a dime sized hole that is not on the cockpit rim, I would sew up with dental floss to close the gap. I would then put a blob of aquaseal all around it. Used this method effectively to fix small holes in the past.
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Is it an IR skirt? Send it to them and they'll fix it.
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Seal Cement. http://www.amazon.com/McNett-Seal-Ce.../dp/B0027841P8

We use it to repair neoprene wet suits. Follow the instructions and you also won't see the repair.
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If it's IR they will help you out with a pro repair job. They did mine last year.

Otherwise put gorilla tape underneath the hole, apply aqua seal to fill hole, and put a small piece of gorilla tape over top. Should work for a couple months.


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X2 on the seal cement. I have used it in combination with neoprene patches for similar jobs.
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Would any of this work for trimming down the tunnel on a skirt? Mine's probably about twice the length it needs to be, and I'm just worried about fraying. Do I even need to worry about it? Sorry, I did start my own thread a week or two ago, but got nothin. Any suggestions would be cool.
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Sew with dental floss, then Aqua Seal or Shoe Goo to seal it up. Strong & lasts a long time.
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