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Stitching Patches onto Nylon Webbing

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by napDiver, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. napDiver

    napDiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
    Wanted to stitch patches onto my harness - Nylon Webbing 2". Does anyone see any issues? Does this damage or decrease the strength of the webbing?

    If it does, I'm just going to stitch on to my BCD outer cover which I believe is also webbing.
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    The tensile strength of nylon webbing is probably 5000 lbs plus. I wouldn't worry about stitching a patch on it. I'd be very careful of stitching anything to a BCD, however. The internal bladder might not like the additional roughness it sees.

    Depending on the patch, however, maybe the only concern would be the ribbing you might get from having merit badges on your kit.
    tep, Pweintz, napDiver and 1 other person like this.

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