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Adding a backplate to my ranger LTD ?

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Sean326, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Sean326

    Sean326 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Doylestown, PA
    I dive with a ranger LTD for my single 120s and have considered switching to BP&W setup for my doubles. (they are a little unstable on my ranger)

    The Zeagle site recommends Bolting a BP to the Ranger BCD to improve stability when used with doubles.

    I've seen lots of folks dive BP&W and lots of folks dive BCDs but never a BCD with a BP.

    anyone done this?
  2. GDI

    GDI Artificer of Havoc & Kaos ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Florida & The World
    I use to do this with the Zeagle tech harness, very similar to the ranger harness. I needed to remove the back lumbar pad. Once the tank bands were lined up I simply placed the bcd over the bolt posts and sandwiched the bc with the BP. It really provided alot of stability for dbl's and worked very well. Get rid of the dbl length tank bands you will not need them.
  3. LUBOLD8431

    LUBOLD8431 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York, NY
    I tried it once with small doubles, and I didnt like it. The first chance I got, I bought a harness for the BP and a wing. I believe that a BP&W is the best way to dive doubles... Although I do know a few people who have the Ranger or the Tech and have had good luck diving with doubles... So, I guess try it out, and then see if you like it!!!

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