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mitch
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!

tex
11-01-2004, 10:12 AM
how bad did you blow it out?

mitch
11-01-2004, 10:19 AM
ripped in 2 spots, one is 2" tear and the other is a 3/4" Thanks!

tex
11-01-2004, 11:02 AM
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.

JimN
11-01-2004, 11:38 AM
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.

DanC
11-01-2004, 09:31 PM
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.

mitch
11-03-2004, 09:54 AM
Appreciate the replys.

Rockman
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:

Ocean Tech
Attention: Repair Department
4390 West Road Drive
Bay #2
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Phone: 1-561-845-0030

Hope this helps!

atlfootr
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

Laurel_Lake_Skier
12-08-2004, 01:32 PM
I contacted Barefoot International for their suggestions and they told me to go with Ocean Tech as well

atlfootr
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:

Laurel_Lake_Skier
12-08-2004, 06:01 PM
My contact to BFI was about a month ago.....I was just trying to support your recommendation.

atlfootr
12-08-2004, 06:27 PM
Oh ok, sounds good :) Thanks for the support :twocents:

atlfootr
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