For those with drysuits, or maybe as well leaking waterproofs, I
have discovered a tube of glue called SEAMGRIP available from the LOMO website
AT £9.00 including postage.  According to the Scottish bloke with a sexy voice
from LOMO, 90% of leaks in a drysuit come from seam tapes that have come
unstuck, not the material, so you just dab on seamgrip (it’s a bit like UHU,
remember that?) all down the edges of the seam tapes in the leaky areas, after
drying out your drysuit of course.  Well I did that and the following sail I had
a dry bum for the first time in a while.
The other tip I’ve had is to use
NIKWAX wash in waterproofing stuff, available from Countrywide in Chepstow for
£7.99 which is enough to do about 4 garments.  You use it in a 30 degree wash in
the machine having first cleaned out your soap dispenser.  Again, I’ve got to
check out whether it’s worked but Eric says it’s worked on his leaky

About Eric Witheridge

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