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Old 05 December 2003, 06:47   #11
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Bill, go for it, afterall it's hardly rocket science sticking 2 bits of rubber together with a tin of evostick. If you look into the history of wet suits the early ones came as a sheet of rubber material and a set of dress makers patterns, so a cuff seal on a drysuit isn't that difficult.

Buy a spare cuff seal and carry it on the boat.

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Cheers Pete,

I fully intend to give it a go. My next post is likely to be along the lines of 'How does one unglue oneself from a drysuit'

I think I might just stick (no pun intended) to my modern versions of wetsuits tho.

Roll on summer.......

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Tut Tut

"while my Rib is locked up in the garage for the winter."

You cant say that on a hardcore Rib site you'll get linched
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Old 08 December 2003, 04:34   #14
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It was -5 degrees this morning, and I am too bloody old and carnapcious (spelling?) to go out in this weather without a dry suit. So until the new seals go on the aforementioned suit, I'll be quite content to sit here in my armchair, in front of the fire, with a glass of Macallan 10yr old by my side, having a read on the forum, and staying nice and toasty, thank you very much.

It's cold enuff in the summer here without being out in the winter as well. Don't get me wrong - I've been there, got the Tshirt etc, sat on the bow breaking ice with an oar, suffered the 'bursting for a wee' syndrome when one's hands are numb blocks of ice and one's wedding tackle has dissappeared due to the cold, I'm simply older and less tolerant (of everything) these days, and prefer not to suffer quite as much as I was when I was younger. I'm quite sure my wee Rib appreciates being inside too, and when we get back on the water come springtime, that'll be quite quick enuff for us!

I'll leave the arctic-type stuff for all those true masochists out there.

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- Use 2 part Glue.
- Make sure all surfaces are clean using a solvent.
- Prep both surfaces 3 times with a cover of glue and let it completly dry.
- After the last coat push the surfaces together.
- Get some elastic rubber tape and releat the process taping over the seal joints with the suit on both sides.
- Use chalk on the glue spillover to kill its stickyness otherwise it will stick to other similar surfaces
- People use allsorts of things stuffed in their suits to give them a solid structure while performing the opperations.
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Bill, don't worry the sun will appear again in your northern latitudes in about 4 months time.


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Pete,

Sun? Whats that? Never heard of the stuff!

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