A chance discussion with some of the members of New Forest Kayak and Canoe Club turned up the fact that there was an option right on my doorstep in the New Forest – Predator Custom Drysuits. Although primarily focused on Diving Drysuits, Dennis Mears (the owner) has tried experience of just about every Ocean based sport you can think of, including Sea Kayaking.
A quick phone call and Dennis confirmed he could repair the seal for asap and I shot over to his New Milton workshop and dropped off the drysuit. A day and a half later it was ready for collection and he has done a superb job. The neck seal looks as if it is the original seal due to such a neat and careful replacement. The cost? A bargain at £25.
Dropping the suit off in person allowed me to chat with Dennis and I spent an enjoyable time discussing all many of Ocean based experiences.
Dennis can provide all the usual latex repairs/replacements (necks, cuffs, ankles) along with socks, seam repairs, zips and pressure testing. Based on the speed, efficiency and quality of this repair as well as his welcoming character I would highly recommend his service.
Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 17:00
Sat: 09:00 – 13:00 (phone to check)
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