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Replacing neck gasket on old wavesport drytop somewhat difficult.

Any glue heads out there have any experience replacing neck gaskets on wavesport dry tops? I have run into one where the hook and loop collar is too small of an opening for my 10" diam template to fit through. My 9" diam template will pass through the collar. However, when I clamp my gasket around the template making sure I have it stretched out as much as the gasket/fabric interface will allow, I end up with what can be described as bacon neck. The gasket will not lay flat and has a wavy bacon appearance.

In writing this I will try sandwiching a new gasket onto the top to see if that cant get the gasket to lay flat.

Also of note, I will be attempting to aquaseal the gasket to the inside seam tape since the original gasket is starting to crack about the stitching potentially compromising the seal of the replaced gasket.

Any advice on the subject will be appreciated greatly.

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