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    MacCat leaks?

    Used my MacCat spinn UL in heavy rain for the first time and it leaked all along the ridgeline. Every time a drop hit the apex it splashed right through. Anyone had this experience? The glue along the ridge seam still feels gummy after 1.5 years. Have written to Brian 3 times but no answer. Is he still around? Thanks all.

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    I have a MacCat Deluxe in Spin and have not had that issue. Then again the rain that I had it in probably was not as heavy as what you experienced. I'll see if I can pitch it in my yard this weekend and hit it with the garden hose and report back.

    Have you tried to seam seal it?

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    No experience with that tarp, and no disrespect to Brian, but his comm skillz are borderline infamous. You may or may not get a response from him... its a complete dice roll. I'm sure you could just seam seal the RL with some silicone thinned with mineral spirits, or THIS STUFF as pointed out by Flatline in a recent thread.
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    I've had my OES Spinn Standard in heavy all day rain and it was fine.

    I'm not sure if seam sealing has a shelf life. It's an interesting thought. Sounds like you'll have to reseal it. Spinn might be more moody with sealant.

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    Thanks guys, very helpful. The original sealant is still sticky, hasn't changed in 1.5 years. Do I have to take it off first? Or just paint over it?

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