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Death of a drysuit

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by lexvil, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    Like a random accident victim, cut out the parts that may be needed elsewhere and dump the body :wink: 97D28D45-13E3-4C27-9F98-D90281071B0A.jpeg 90763D18-4123-406D-8C14-F7AE837AFCDC.jpeg
     
  2. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
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    Oh, the humanity
     
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  3. JBFG

    JBFG Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
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    It’s in a better place now? :D
     
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  4. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    The day always comes when you must decide to stop repairing something and start with a new one. Sometimes the decision is hard.
     
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  5. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    With loss comes renewed opportunity through the drysuit donor program. Neck system awaits new dive opportunities in Md. today I added one of the pockets to my Seaskin ultra
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    I’m out of aquaseal and it won’t be in until next week so I decided to try this stuff
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    I actually put a cutting board inside and another on top and weighted it down.
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    I will find out if this glue hold well enough. I used this suit last weekend with the waterproof neoprene neck seal, really worked well and much warmer than silicone.
     
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  6. OTF

    OTF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New England
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    Curious how well that gorilla-branded flexible adhesive works compared to aquaseal, marine goop, lexel, etc. for this sort of thing.
     
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  7. Addison Snyder

    Addison Snyder Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Daytona Beach, FL
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    Keep a few square feet of the neoprene. Can always use it for all kinds of stuff. I'm gonna fashion myself some suspenders using old webbing and some neoprene to spread the adhesion. Also gonna put a square over the inside of the inflation port for comfort. Possibilities, possibilities.
     
  8. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    Update;
    The gorilla glue has held up, seems to be a lot like aquaseal but the solvent smell does last longer.

    I did have one corner come loose but I think I missed having the weight pressing that area down
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    Reglued the corner and all good, I also hate the excessive grip of Velcro so I blocked off most of it with some old fuzzy side Velcro.
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    The thing that made me add this pocket, I usually only put stuff I find in a pocket so this suit only had a sleeve type pocket with no flap. I found this fish ID card a few weeks ago but it fell out somewhere along the dive. Now with the flapped pocket I found the card along the wall in the rocks, trash recovered and fully transported out of the ocean.
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    Like an organ donor the black ice lives on.
     
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  9. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    Reglued corner held tight
     
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  10. calabash digger

    calabash digger Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Calabash N.C.
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    How many years did the Pinnacle last?
     

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