Category Archives: Gybe

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

0161 304 8471

Crewsaver Dry Suit Repair. Drysuit repairs at


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.


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

Santi Dry Suit Neck Seal Replacement. Dry Suit Repairs at


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

Fishing Wader Zip replacement at

IMGP1320_sm1. Wader zip replacement. This was a second hand but usable zip taken from an old pair of waders. The customer wanted it to be fitted to this newer serviceable pair of waders



IMGP1328_sm2. Wader zip replacement. The old zip is carefully disassembled ready to be fitted to the newer pair of waders




IMGP1331_sm3. Wader zip replacement. Newer waders ready to be marked up and prepared for the zip to be inserted






IMGP1333_sm4. Wader zip replacement. Zip hole has been formed and the replacement zip is ready for insertion






IMGP1336_sm5. Wader zip replacement. Replacement zip is fitted and sealed using welded tape – internal view






IMGP1337_sm6. Wader zip replacement. Replacement zip is fitted and sealed using welded tape – external view





If you need something like this please give us a call. If you don’t see what you want we can probably do it for you. Please ask.

Hardy EWS Wader alteration. Wader repairs at

This is a pair of Hardy EWS waders that we have just had in for alteration. The legs needed to be shortened. This is the original joint.


In this picture the gaiter has been carefully removed prior to the unwanted section being cut away.







The excess length has been removed and the gaiter has been reattached to the shortened leg.



In this final picture the neoprene sock has been refitted and taped. External and internal views of the same job.


If you need something like this doing please give us a call on 0161 304 8471

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

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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

Wader Braces and Wetsuit Braces – Wader Repairs & Wetsuit Repairs

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Wetsuit or Fishing Wader braces fitted at

This is a pair of Gill Hiking Trousers that we have just fitted braces to. We Can fit this design of braces to Fishing Waders, Wetsuits or Outdoor Clothing. We can make them to measure or to your own unique design.