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darkwalleye

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waders
« on: September 06, 2011, 06:00:04 PM »
      My bare black water waders finally let go the seam in the crotch completely gave out  leaving a 4 inch hole.  Since I love these waders and can't buy them anymore I thought I would at least give a effort to try and repair them so I took them to Raymonds tailor shop 137 ave 133 street and left them for a few hours.   When I came back he got it back together and it looked great he also ran a second stitch beside it to make sure it really stayed together he also fixed my gravel guard that was also falling apart but that really didn't concern me since it didn't leak down there but was happy that was also done because it would have gotten worse. 

Anyways I have my waders back and ready to go for at least one more season the cost is what I thought I would be in a surprise for,  was it even worth trying to save them when he told me the cost I was shocked he wanted $12 ...   I gave him a 20 and now I know breathable waders can be saved after all when they give out at the seam.

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Re: waders
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 08:51:45 PM »
Amazing eh? Lot's of guys would have just chucked them and went and bought new ones, $20 vs ???, I would say one hell of a deal.

darkwalleye

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 09:14:09 PM »
For sure I would have had no problem chucking them and getting a new pair except I can't since they are discontinued and they match my bare jacket as well so this worked out well this was quicker and faster then even sending in for warrenty if I still had it.

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Re: waders
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 09:46:38 PM »
This is great info.  I've got an old comfortable pair which could use a little love as well.
Do they add a sealant or some type of compound to the stitch holes to waterproof them? Just curious as to how that'd work.

Cheers,
M