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Old 03-15-2012   #1
 
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Gasket alterations

I have the Level Six dry suit. (http://www.levelsix.com/store/index....n-drysuit.html)
I want to cut the booties off, I find them to be far to large to wear with a set of normal paddling shoes.
I want to replace they with a normal set of latex gaskets. Does any one have any experience attaching latex to the base fabric like this?
Would make it much easier if there were some latex already there....

I'm thinking the best approach will to be make some foam templates probably around 4" in diameter. When it comes attaching the gasket the material I'm lost in regards to adhesive and prep.





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Old 03-15-2012   #2
 
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Sell that level-6 and get a Kokatat GMER. But seriously, if you can't get a GMER, I suggest having the cordura socks on the level-6 tailored to fit your feet (with socks) inside your paddling shoes. Don't forget to seal the seams again once they are sewn.

Dry feet at the end of a run is a huge bonus of wearing a dry suit.
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I agree with funkins. I can't stand ankle latex gaskets on a dry suit as then my feet are easily/often cold and wet. Fixing the socks themselves will be much warmer and more comfortable. Also allows one to wear more varieties of footwear I'd imagine.

Likley much easier to tailer to the socks (vs. adding latex gaskets) too.
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Sounds good. Only reason I got a level six dry suit is because of killer deal.
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