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  Replacing Latex Gaskets
  Posted by: booztalkin on Jan-26-14 2:43 PM (EST)
 

When I replaced my torn, latex, ankle gaskets, I would have loved to be able to replace them with goretex socks. But I have no idea how that installation would have been accomplished. Replacing a latex gasket with a latex sock is straightforward and the same process for replacing any latex gasket. That's a process I knew I could do.

I worried about tearing the latex socks on brambles or such while out walking the river bank. For that reason I often wore neoprene socks over the latex. But I'm not sure there's any more risk of ripping a latex sock than there is of puncturing a goretex sock. Fortunately, I have had no experience ripping either. I think the life of a latex sock will be equal to or better than the life of latex gaskets at wrists and neck, because the socks don't have to be stretched every time you enter or exit the drysuit.

~~Chip

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