Topic : Best slot gasket

What slot gasket do most people prefer? My old boat has sailcloth but I am tempted to replace with mylar.... Will I regret the change? -  my board is quite a tight fit but there is a small recess in the case about the width of the gasket. Cheers, Dave

Posted: 28/12/2013 17:31:18
By: Dave
Stick with sailcloth it's much kinder to the board. I have seen sailcloth gaskets with a mylar insert but not for a long time now.

I don't think i've ever seen a merino with a hawk strip gasket which is what i assume you were thinking of fitting

Posted: 28/12/2013 18:01:26
By: Chris M
Who do you get to make new Gaskets Chris?

Posted: 05/10/2016 13:42:28
By: Gareth Griffiths NHRC
Jon Turner 07712436745 for 'P- L ' slot gasket.

Posted: 05/10/2016 17:06:13
By: Ben 3767
Literally any sailmaker will do you a slot gasket. Some have a mylar insert to make them stiffer, some are superglued rather than sewn.
It doesn't seem to make much difference!

Posted: 05/10/2016 18:03:24
By: Chris Martin
Cheers guys..!

Need to do both Carrera and TDM

Posted: 08/10/2016 16:22:47
By: Gareth Griffiths
Have eyelets fitted to one end, screw the other end down, pull on the eyelet with sheeting, screw or glue down. Don't glue right up to the slot, leave a small gap.

Posted: 09/10/2016 19:46:28
By: broz
One of the advantages of being out here in the wilderness is that we have absolutely no 'conventional wisdom',- so do our own thing. The slot gasket(s) on 1620 is a rubber section intended to protect you from the north winds blowing under your door. Works fine, and never replaced in over 20 years; closes the gap, and seals wonderfully around the foil.

Posted: 10/10/2016 18:34:58
By: Rod & Jo Sceptical


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