hey all Re: my Triple-L Stratos BCD with its silly elastic front strap... Obviously the strap has to go. Marek offered a nifty but somewhat bulky solution involving good old 1.5" flat nylon webbing and slides, to avoid the pain of having to get the thing properly stitched (an ordinary domestic sewing machine won't cut it, or just barely). WELL It just occurred to me that since that front strap isn't holding a ton of tension, that a compact and reasonably rigid attachment could be made with some kind of strong adhesive or chemical bonding/solvent agent. The first thing that popped into my head was to use hot glue from one of those electric glue guns. What the heck, it seems pretty strong. But I'm sure there are others... So I field the question to you: is gluing nylon webbing a viable alternative to stitching for this application, and if yes, are there any better adhesives or whatevers that you'd recommend? The requirements are a reasonably strong bond that won't be harmed by use in the water, will last for a while, and not require a whole lot of glue (ie take up lots of physical space). Thank yall for your expertise... cheers Billy S.