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Old 27-05-2005, 01:28 PM
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SJ,
I had a look at the gortex braces on a hood, wrapped it round a pencil and found due the way the brace was made from gortex and the stitching involved it didn't formed as nice as shape as a leather bewit would. Wouldn't use a goretex bewit myself but if your falcons removing a leather bewit easily then a different solution is required.

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Old 27-05-2005, 01:57 PM
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Right, ok, get it, thanks....I'll just get me coat shall I (yep you guessed it.........GORETEX)


You wait.......I'll make millions with a bespoke goretex suit for hawks!!! MILLIONS I TELL YOU MILLIONS.
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Old 27-05-2005, 02:01 PM
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SJ,
I had a look at the gortex braces on a hood, wrapped it round a pencil and found due the way the brace was made from gortex and the stitching involved it didn't formed as nice as shape as a leather bewit would. Wouldn't use a goretex bewit myself but if your falcons removing a leather bewit easily then a different solution is required.
OF.
Hi O F, there are so many different materials that evrey body calls Goretex, , best way I can describe ours is that is is the soft type, very similar to Pineo hood braces if that makes sens
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Old 27-05-2005, 02:46 PM
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That's the braces I used, due to the stitching it doesn't form the same shape as well as the leather does. It will do the job no doubt but I don't have a problem with leg bells attached with leather but if i did I might try your idea........
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Old 27-05-2005, 02:49 PM
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Lol, Ben imagine a bird of prey with one of those on, you'd be better off spraying its feathers with a sealing agent of some sort.
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Old 27-05-2005, 03:30 PM
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Any pics of one actually installed on a bird with bell included?

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Old 27-05-2005, 05:15 PM
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Any pics of one actually installed on a bird with bell included?

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Will do after thge wekend lee ( just fininshed 5 day course & all 3 days over the weekend busy with introduction days. so fraid iot will have to be sometime next week
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Old 27-05-2005, 05:55 PM
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Wonderful...I look forward to seeing them.

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Old 27-05-2005, 08:53 PM
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manufacturing a goretex coat
I use Gortex in the manufacture of my Hawking Vests.

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12 V hair dryers tha plug in to a ciggy lighter in the car for drying out wet hawks
Not a good idea can cause the bird to get ill.

SJ Have you tried these on the birds for a period of time to check how abrasive they are? I did testing with silicone heatshrink around a cable tie on a HH with a bell for 2 seasons and the moult with no bad results, but still do not like the look.

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Old 27-05-2005, 11:22 PM
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Lol, Ben imagine a bird of prey with one of those on, you'd be better off spraying its feathers with a sealing agent of some sort.

Velvet coat made by Johnson's. It is similar to a very fine spray of baby oil.
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