I ordered a Superfly at the beginning of the year and had it sent to somebody in the US to bring it to Germany later on. I just received it and found that somewhere on the way, somebody seems to have opened the parcel with a cutter and cut into the bag containing the tarp. The bag has a clean cut, the tarp itself is not that severely damaged: there is a scratch-like line, and a puncture at the end of the line. I could probably use it as is. If it's not heavily raining, I don't think it'll leak water. The puncture is between the tie-outs, so even if it leaked, it would hopefully not be a big issue.
1) Can I repair it?
2) How do I repair it - liquid silicone as you use for seam sealing?
3) Could the scratch have weakened the material enough so that there's a danger of it tearing in strong winds?
This really hurts. A note to Brandon: wouldn't it be possible to put a piece of cardboard under the place where the tape closes the box? Sure, people who order know what's inside and that you should be careful when opening the box - but customs and other people (I don't know who the careless person was) don't know and don't necessarily care. I think it's easy to prevent something like that. It hurts spending 130 USD on a tarp and receiving it damaged...