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    Fish<><'s Avatar
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    Glad to hear its working out for you. I had a similar issue with a BIAS WWM and received a new one free of charge as well.
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    I was going to say fix it with the patch because you're going to want another hammock soon enough. Glad to hear you're being treated right by the company.

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    Senior Member OldRagFreeze's Avatar
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    Update #2:

    Tear-Aid is some serious stuff... I patched the holes on both sides with it, let it 'cure' for a day then tested it out. There is no doubt in my mind that the repair is stronger than the hammock material was to begin with. It is not coming off, that's pretty obvious. Given that the holes were so small to begin with I'm sure the hammock will go on for years without issue. Now the only bad news is the added weight and I'm not that much of a gram weenie... Yet.

    Side note: Don't buy the ENO repair kit... It's nothing more than a square of Tear-Aid Type A, hand cut no less, with a significant mark up... I'm not real happy with ENO about that one. I had my suspicions but bought it just in case it was somehow specialized for hammocks. It's not. Buy Tear-Aid from Amazon and you can get more for less. I bought some to keep in my first aid kit. Hammocks get boo boos too, especially when their owners are shortsighted like me.

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    Senior Member ninjahamockman's Avatar
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    That tear aid is going to out last hammock.
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    Member busan321's Avatar
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    There is better patch materials. That are used in the kite surfing industry. What we used to use was some spare nylon sail cloth and a flexible glue made for patching nylon sails we would patch both sides. Of the tear

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    Senior Member OldRagFreeze's Avatar
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    ^^That's what I figured but I couldn't find any concrete anecdotal proof of that. Lots of 'so and so did it' stories but I couldn't find a single post on this site from someone who actually made a repair and used the hammock for years after. Possibly because no one on this site goes a year without buying a hammock... I'm starting to think I may have the same curse now.

    ^I'm sure you're right... But I can't see much room for improvement from the Tear-Aid. It's easy and it seems like it works. That's all I need.

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    The only reason we had to use the stuff that we did was because we were kitesurfing in the oceanand the repair tape would come off over time being exposed to salt water the fabric and glue method was a perminant fix because the glue soaked through he material and made a permanent bond that was waterproof

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRagFreeze View Post
    Just wanted to update here; GT is going to send me a new single hammock free of charge! I think I can still get some use out of the double once I patch it with the Tear-Aid (which should be here today) but it will be nice to have a back up just in case.

    That's the sign of a great company; helping out a customer despite there being no obligation to do so. Very happy customer here.
    Very nice... That's awesome!!!

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