Fixing split seam and burst bladder (leading edge)

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Fixing split seam and burst bladder (leading edge)

Postby Sander » Fri May 28, 2004 12:54 pm

Any recommendations on fixing a split seam and burst main bladder?
The split is about 3 ft long (only the threads broke, no torn fabric); the bladder is quite shredded so I assume a new one is needed.
Is this a job for a pro (I've got Willy's number)?
Is a sewing machine necess? Other than getting all the sand out and using talcum for the new bladder any critical issues?

Postby OliverG » Fri May 28, 2004 6:27 pm

Yes, you'd be better off and have a more reliable repair by having Willy do it. The leading edge is a critical area subjected to high stresses, so why take chances?

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