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Sailing Dry Suit Basics: What Is It & How Does It Work | Expert Advice

More articles on dry suits Shop dry suits What is a Sailing Dry Suit? These suits are waterproof, and one piece with a waterproof entry zipper, and have seals at the neck and wrists, and attached socks at the feet keep the water out.  Once inside and zipped up you can simply jump in the water and, other than your head and hands, stay completely dry. Today’s dry suits are made with waterproof-breathable fabrics allowing moisture (perspiration) to travel from […]

How to Clean and Apply DWR to a Sailing Dry Suit

More articles on dry suits Shop dry suit maintenance and repair Seasonal cleaning and applying of DWR to your sailing dry suit will help keep it tip top shape for many seasons. What is DWR? DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a treatment that is applied by manufacturers to the outer fabric of waterproof-breathable foul weather gear – jackets, trousers, dry suits, spray tops, etc. The DWR chemicals bond with the individual fibers in the threads of the fabric and prevent […]

How to Maintain and Protect Sailing Dry Suit Seals

More articles on dry suits Shop dry suit maintenance and repair Maintaining and protecting your sailing dry suit seals will add life to your dry suit. We will show you how to: Prevent seal dry rot Reduce seal UV degradation from the sun Prevent seals from ‘melting’ during storage Reduce stress on seals when putting on a dry suit Dry Suit Maintenance Products These are the items you will want to keep in your gear bag: UV Tech – This […]

How to Stretch and Trim Sailing Dry Suit Seals to Size

More articles on dry suits Shop dry suit maintenance and repair Types of Seals   Sailing dry suit seals are either natural latex rubber or neoprene.  Latex seals are thin, light, flexible and comfortable against the skin, but can be torn if used incorrectly.  Neoprene seals are made from the same material used to make wetsuits; and are generally 1/8” – 3/16” (3 – 5mm) thick, making them bulkier than latex seals.  They are smooth neoprene on the inside for […]

How to Clean and Lubricate a Sailing Dry Suit Zipper

More articles on dry suits Shop dry suit maintenance and repair Proper zipper maintenance for your dry suit will extend life and quality of the suit. We will show you how to: Lubricate a zipper Clean a zipper Zipper Types There are two basic types of waterproof sippers used on sailing dry suits.  The brass tooth zipper (or gas zipper) has been around for over 50+ years and is hard wearing, but not a flexible as a plastic zipper.  The […]

How to Renew Water Repellency to your Foul Weather Gear | Expert Advice

We love that foul weather rain gear keeps us dry while allowing moisture to escape but because of these two key features, its unfortunately not built to last forever. If it was it would be as stiff as a board and wouldn’t breathe at all. Actually it would be a lot like foul weather gear 30 years ago. Fortunately waterproofing technology has come a long way since then and we have a few tricks to offer that will help your waterproof rain gear stay […]

How to Replace Laytex Dry Suit Seals | Expert Advice

Doing drysuit repair work on a once 100% waterproof garment may seem like something you can only leave to the pros, but as you will see here, it’s a pretty straight forward job. All you need is the proper drysuit repair materials and a little bit of know-how. I recently had to replace the wrist seal on my suit so I put together a video showing the steps for replacing a seal. The same technique works for any of the seals on […]

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CorrosionX and RejeX for Sailboats | Expert Review

It’s about time to break out the boat from winter storage and start getting it ready for spring. We’ve got boat maintenance on the mind and found some interesting new products from Corrosion Technology. Originally designed for the military, these are hard-wearing, proven products. RejeX is a high gloss finish that also protects. Designed to work on any hard, non-porous surface, it’s a long-lasting substitute for wax. Also, you can say good bye to rust and corrosion with CorrosionX. With […]