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New Dry Suit / ramblings
Spanky70 - 4/15/2008 7:47 PM
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Category: Equipment
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Well lets see .. I was so happy when I finally got to pick up my new dry suit. It took over a month and a half. The guy at the shop cut my zip seals and my neck seal. Granted they forgot my dry gloves. DUI shipped them 3 day select so I can have them for that weekend. Needless to say I did not go diving that weekend. However I finally went to Dutch last weekend. The water was a warm 41 degrees. An I loved my dive partners. So anyway I get in the water and make my way over to the pump house and to see if Pedro the fish is still there. I thought the suit was great. I got out of the water and realized I was soaked, The neck seal was cut to low and the zip gloves leaked. So I ripped hair off the back of my neck to make sure it was not that and had 4 other people make sure my zip seals were on correct. Turns out it was not my hair and the glove had a whole. The dive shop is now putting a new seal on and I am going to have someone else cut it down for me , plus DUI were the best on the phone I will have my new gloves by Monday. Anyway I warn people now, never let someone cut your neck seal unless they can prove they truly now what they are doing. I learned my lesson. But Heck I am not made. I still got to get in the water.. So now I am waiting for my suit, then back off to dutch to test it out. Have to get all the kinks out now before I leave for NC next month. Ok I am done rambling...


tppits - 4/19/2008 1:54 PM
blah blah blah lol was great diving with you rock, no more rhyms and i mean it, would anyone like a peanut....
DiveBuddyChgo - 4/17/2008 5:54 PM
The joy of owning a drysuit is cutting your own drysuit. First stretch the neck seal around the top of a scuba tank for overnite. Cut around the neck seal while its on the tank with a sharp razor blade. One cut all the way around none stop and match up where you started. The object is not to get any V cuts or notches. Thats where a tear will start. One straight cut all the way around. Its a trial an error getting your correct fit with the neck. But never cut to much at once. And you’ll enjoy that drysuit for many years. Have Fun !
GypsyDiver - 4/15/2008 9:26 PM
Will you be at Dutch on the 26th?