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    Superfly and seam seal

    I understand that Brandon handles his seam a little different than others and it doesn't typically require seam seal. I am looking at the pole mod from 2QZQ, which they have informed me it will require the seam to be sealed after they do their mod. It made me curious, has anyone ever had to seal their Superfly seam down the road under normal use? If not, the mod makes me apprehensive to mess with a good thing. Thoughts...

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    I'm also thinking of doing this. Anyone that has the pole mod and seam sealed experience any trouble?

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    Donna adds a ribbon on the inside of the tarp on the ridgeline for tying the pole. All you need to seal is where that ribbon was sewn on.

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    Yes, I understand the procedure, the concern is I just opened up a seam that may very well never need to be sealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    Yes, I understand the procedure, the concern is I just opened up a seam that may very well never need to be sealed.

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    Oh, you opened up the seam? If your messing with that ridgeline at all, I'd seal it just for peace of mind.

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    "I", didn't. In order to do the pole mod, 2QZQ opens up the seam in the middle to attach a tying ribbon for the pole in the center. This action then requires you to seal the ridgleine seam on a tarp that does not require seam sealing.

    My question was, has anyone EVER had to seal their seam on an unaltered Superfly, because it started leaking. If this has never happened, then I am reluctant to have that seam opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    has anyone ever had to seal their Superfly seam down the road under normal use?
    i have brandons BMJ and i know he does the seams the same way on that and i haven't had to seal it as of yet (did do the pullouts like he suggests tho) been using it for over 2 years with no problems.....now if the ridgeline has been messed with it might be a good idea to seal it

    might want to send brandon an email and get his opinion on it, maybe it will be ok if it get put back together the same way

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    He didn't open it, but 2QZQ will when they add that ribbon for the pole mod. I got a PM from them on what they have to do. Personally, I'm not interested in having to open up the ridge seam on my SF, when I get it. I am either going to run a ridgeline, or do an outside pole mod. Either way, I'm waiting until I get my SF, and get a good look at it before doing anything.......RR
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    OK, I gotcha now. The only thing Brandon recommends sealing are the side pullouts. The ridge is sewn in such a way that it doesn't need sealing. I've read him type it here a few times. I haven't heard of anyone needed it it down the road, mine has been holding up great for it's second year now.

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