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Old 05-20-2019   #11
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Great idea with the bike patches, Will!

My name is actually Mark. The river I live near is the Willamette. Not to worry; this seems to throw many folks off track.


Has anyone tried to install zip seals on a paddling drysuit or dry top? Some divers I know have switched to them. Some suits now come with them standard or as an option. Otherwise you still have to glue one end on your suit, and then just zip on the replacement when needed. Easy, and no waiting for glue to cure.



A tip I learned to keep your spare seals from ageing is to put them in a ziploc (or other brand) bag and keep them in the freezer. Pull out the bag and toss it in your kit when you go for a multi-day dive trip. Otherwise your spare seal is old. This would be good advice for the zip seals or standard gaskets.

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Old 05-20-2019   #12
 
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My name is actually Mark. The river I live near is the Willamette. Not to worry; this seems to throw many folks off track.
I'm thinking you need this as a signature, haha


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A tip I learned to keep your spare seals from ageing is to put them in a ziploc (or other brand) bag and keep them in the freezer. Pull out the bag and toss it in your kit when you go for a multi-day dive trip. Otherwise your spare seal is old. This would be good advice for the zip seals or standard gaskets.
Excellent tip!
I do store my Aquaseal in the freezer.
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Tear Aid tape did the trick for us on a March Grand trip, lasted the entire 28 days. It's stretchy to some extent, so perfect for dry suit gaskets.

https://www.tear-aid.com/
Is handy for patching boats too if the repair isn't too big. I tore both a neck gasket, and a wrist gasket on my 10 year old suit in the first week. Used the tape and it held like a champ.



I was told years old that a dry suit should be called a comfort suit, so I cut my neck gasket a little on the big side, the one time I swam the pressure of the water compressed the gasket around my neck and wrists, no water entered.



My 2 , your mileage may vary
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