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11-01-2004, 10:08 AM
I blew out a wrist seal yesterday. Can anyone recommend a good place to get 2 new wrist seals installed? Thanks!
how bad did you blow it out?
11-01-2004, 10:19 AM
ripped in 2 spots, one is 2" tear and the other is a 3/4" Thanks!
you can sew up the tears with fishing line and then cover the repair with aqua seal. it should get you by for the rest of the season. i have done it several times on suits that were used daily.
If you will be done for the season soon, you could do the temporary fix. You could also call the company that made it and ask what they recommend and find out how much they charge to repair it. This way, you'll find out how to repair it without making it hard for them to repair it.
Water Sk Magazine usually has an ad in the back for dry suit seal repair by folks in Washington? I could look it up when I get home. But I highly recommend doing it yourself.
Check out this site for some very good instructions. http://www.ossystems.com/
Don't be intimidated by the warnings and extent of the instructions, it is a lot easier than it sounds. Last year I did all five seals, no worries so far.
BTW, I finished out a winter season once by using a good quality black electricians tape over a 1 inch tear. Held great.
11-03-2004, 09:54 AM
Appreciate the replys.
12-08-2004, 12:01 PM
Sorry everyone, I couldn't remember where I had this information written down but didn't even think to check in my "book." The "book" is kinda like the one Indiana Jone's dad had in the 3rd movie, filled with all kinds of misc. stuff I never throw away...
Anyways, to get to my point...I had both our BF International drysuits fixed last spring. My wife had the neck replaced on hers and I had one arm and one leg seal replaced on mine. They came out GREAT! You can't even tell they were replaced. The cost was conparable to getting the materials yourself and doing it. Payment was COD on the return of the drysuits.
I tried messing around with fixing ours at first (and I am a handy person) but couldn't get the repairs done anywhere close to what these guys did.
I HIGHLY recommend them. I would suggest to call first to see how their schedule is going but I would definitely use them if needed again.
Their information is:
Attention: Repair Department
4390 West Road Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Hope this helps!
12-08-2004, 12:31 PM
Ocean Tech - These guy's are great :headbang: I've used them once before 2-3yrs ago and now am using them again this season :) Send'n them my Drysuit today! They have a 2 week turn around and the cost for repair is as follows.
Neck, Wrist, Ankles $125.00
Neck Only $45.00
Wrist $35.00 each / both $50.00
Ankles $35.00 each/ both $60.00
12-08-2004, 01:32 PM
I contacted Barefoot International for their suggestions and they told me to go with Ocean Tech as well
12-08-2004, 02:41 PM
Seipel told me Ocean Tech 2-3yrs ago, never needed seals replaced until now 3 yrs later. Why bother asking around? What, you didn't believe me :confused:
12-08-2004, 06:01 PM
My contact to BFI was about a month ago.....I was just trying to support your recommendation.
12-08-2004, 06:27 PM
Oh ok, sounds good :) Thanks for the support :twocents:
01-07-2005, 08:48 AM
Just recieved drysuit yesterday, seals are tight as c**p! Gonna try 'em out Saturday AM, let ya all know then. :D