View Poll Results: What will you do?

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  • Buy replacements

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Thread: Fix or Replace

  1. #1
    Barracuda Founding Member
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    Fix or Replace

    Ref: http://forum.scubatoys.com/diy/24956...n-booties.html

    The sewing holding a zipper on one of your booties has failed. Will you repair the booty (stitch & sew for about $5)? Or will you just buy new booties? In either case, it is not that you need them quickly so you don't miss any dives.

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    Grand Master Spammer Founding Member
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    Could go either way, depending on the cost of replacements... and how much I liked those booties! (And the condition of the original... if it was getting old anyway, for instance, vs. a fairly new bootie with accidental damage)

    Since I couldn't vote for both, I didn't vote.

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    Megalodon
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    A lot depends on the age and extent of the damage as well as the status of the tread. But I'm all for repair.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Grouper
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    It Really Depends On The Cost Of The Booties Are They 3mm Booties Or Are They Rock Boots

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    Grouper Damselfish's Avatar
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    Depends on what shape they're in, how well I think can repair, and how much I like them. Booties I'd tend to make one attempt at repair and get new ones if it didn't work out.

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    TadPole
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    It depends...if I loved them and have lots of life left and I can fix them for $5 bucks...well I'm having them fixed!

    Otherwise , its my excuse to go shopping.

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    I had a new pair of GC low cut booties. I cut the binding at the top when I removed the tag (stupid). Neoprene cement and good as new. Then I wore a hole in the neoprene over a big toe. Neoprene cement again. Last year the soles started to break down. You guessed it - one more shot with the neoprene cement. Now the sole is seriously cracking and falling apart. Time for the big guns - marine goop. Looks like they are ready for one more (last) trip to Bonaire, but a spare pair will be traveling with them.

    I hate to throw something away that I think I can fix and use.

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    Grouper
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    Try to fix first, then replace if the fix isn't working well.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.

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    Grouper
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    For me it would depend on the age and level of damage to the booties other than the stitch, like if the bottoms are starting to wear smooth as well as how much I paid for them in the first place. Mine I'd replace for a thicker pair, my wetsuit has a tear and I'm going to find some wetsuit cement eventually to fix it based on it's cost to me.
    Don't worry, be happy.

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    Grouper
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    not getting it

    Is it just a cultural thing? How is it so many of you Americans are tearing your booties? Are you sitting on fire hydrants or something? There is so much that I just don't understand about your country.
    So easy, even a cave diver can do it -- wgt

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