- Jul 9, 2012
For a Kokatat drysuit, when replacing the gaskets, is it important to use Kokatat ones, or what brand would you recommend? Thanks
I've only bought and used the 'standard' latex gaskets from seaskin. They are very similar (identical?) to the LevelSix gaskets and heavier than the Kokatat ones I've had.Timely thread as I was just browsing the Seaskin site.... They show both "standard" and "heavy duty" neck and wrist seals, and also neoprene neck seals they refer to as "diving style". Are any of these besides the "standard" suitable for paddling suits?
And as an aside, I see they also promote (and sell) talc to ease entry and prolong life. Does anyone talc their seals?
Blueswallow - I don't know where you are located, but ....When ordering from Seaskin have you been hit with import charges? Do you order the "as they are" gaskets or the heat sealed option?
When replacing, looks like options are to completely remove existing gasket, or cut the existing gasket near the fabric and apply the new gasket to that.
Comments and recommendations please!
It takes a bit of faith- Seaskin doesn't send a bunch of 'progress emails' ("We have your order!!" "We are packing your order!!" "We have shipped your order!!", etc .... I order and pay and then eventually the package comes through the mail slot in the front door or gets left on the porch by Canada Post.It can take 2 to 4 weeks to arrive if coming by post.
Thank you for providing this information. For me, it's a fantastic product. I am grateful to you.
Clearing out our garage, I came across my old duffel bag of SCUBA gear. Buried therein, a container of talc powder from the 1980s. Do I call in a HazMat team, or put it on eBay?I don't know if we can get talc here in dive shops? I know that 'powder' from the drug store (baby powder, etc) is now cornstarch, not talc because of the (unfounded) concerns about asbestos contamination. NB: Do not breathe talc or apply internally!
Just caress it and whisper "My preciousssss"Clearing out our garage, I came across my old duffel bag of SCUBA gear. Buried therein, a container of talc powder from the 1980s. Do I call in a HazMat team, or put it on eBay?