Category Archives: Drysuit Repairs

Northern Diver Suit – beyond economic repair

Northern Diver Dry Suit – repair assessment.

This Northern Diver dry suit was sent in for new seals. A recent purchase for a novice diver.

We inspected the seals and over cuffs.

 

 

 

Both the cuffs and neck were in poor condition which was not a major problem as they could all be put back into working order.

 

 

 

 

However the zip was clearly beyond use and the internal seam taping was crumbling away.

Most of the  seams at the top of the suit were completely gone.

We discussed the matter with the client and suggested that obtaining a refund from the point of purchase would be the best option. We could have restored this suit but the cost would have been too much compared with the value and quality of the suit. We helped him with supporting information and he got his money back.

If you need a suit assessing to see if it is viable then contact us on 0161 304 8471.

Dry suit repairs at: www.gybe.co.uk

Email:  repairs@gybe.co.uk

Si Tech Silicone Wrist Seals fitted to Azdry Drysuit

Si Tech Modular  Silicone Wrist Seal System fitted to Azdry Drysuit.

 

Azdry drysuit showing the original, standard seals

 

 

 

The original seals have been carefully removed ready for the fitment of the new soft plastic mounting rings.

 


New seal mounting rings fitted.

 

 

The rings have been tidied up and over-taped. the rings are now ready for the silicone seals to be fitted ready for use.

 

The finished job. The Si Tech rings are rigid enough to support the seals whilst being soft enough to be comfortable.

Ready to go.

If you need something like this then give us a call or email: repairs@gybe.co.uk

Drysuit repairs  at www.gybe.co.uk

0161 304 8471

Avon Dry Suit Repair – Seal replacement

Avon Drysuit Repair

This is an Avon Dry Suit that we have just had in for refurbishment. The original seals had rotted away and in some places melted into the surface of the suit. We used specialised cleaners and patience to remove the old seals and sort the damaged areas.

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The final result. New wrist seals and neck seal.

Drysuit repairs at www.gybe.co.uk

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0161 304 8471

Crewsaver Dry Suit Repair. Drysuit repairs at www.gybe.co.uk

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Crewsaver Dry Suit Repair.

This Crewsaver suit came in for new latex socks to be fitted. We do loads of these so it is pretty straight forward. Original socks viewed from the inside.

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The old sock is gently released so as not to damage the dry suit leg. The gluing area is cleaned.

 

IMGP1052_smThe new socks are fitted on the inside. Good as new and as good as the day that it left the Crewsaver factory.

IMGP1053_smExternal view of the new socks fitted and ready for use. Just as good as the day they were made.

Got something like this? Call us on :0161 304 8471

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Santi Dry Suit Neck Seal Replacement. Dry Suit Repairs at www.gybe.co.uk

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Here’s a nice simple job. A Santi dry suit with a broken neck seal. The seal is carefully lifted out.

The new seal is fitted into place and the suit is ready to go.

Need something like this? then give us a call.

Tel: 0161 304 8471   or   www.gybe.co.uk

Rooster Sailing Wetsuit Convenience Zip Fitment

It’s that time of year again. The early season training is already happening for some and anything broken from last season needs to be fixed or altered ready to go. We have just had this Rooster Sailing Long-john in for a ‘Convenience-zip’.

The zip is fitted externally using the same ‘No Stich Technology’ technique employed by Bare Drysuits. This combined with the internal zip flap minimises water ingression.

Need some thing like this, then give us a call. Tel: 0161 304 8471

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Ice Diving Tignes Le Lac

Hi. We have just returned from Skiing in Tignes. I thought this was an interesting diversion. The weather was going sideways and it was a difficult skiing day so we thought we might try Diving under the ice at the lake in Tignes. The people running the operation are very professional and the instruction was top class. Safety lines are in place and the equipment was top notch. As diving instructors ourselves we didn’t think it would be particularly challenging and it wasn’t. You don’t have to be a qualified diver or even have any diving experience. The instructor will keep hold of you , operate all of your equipment and carry you through the dive. Just relax and enjoy the view. I was even consulted on Drysuit repairs whilst I was there.

Dry Suit Repairs – Drysuit Pocket repair / reseal

Dry Suit Repair at www.gybe.co.uk

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Dry Suit Pocket – internal taping worn and leaking.

 

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Old taping is removed and the seams are cleaned.
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A layer of seam sealant is brushed on.
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The drysuit seams are then over taped and corner reinforcers added.
Good as new and ready to go.
Drysuit repairs – 0161 304 8471
Email: repairs@gybe.co.uk
www.gybe.co.uk