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    Sausage reel...

    ok, so I got a safety sausage. last dive trip just tying line to it and trying to control it was a big hassle.

    I've noticed DM's and others having a reel to let out and reel in the line attached to the sausage.

    can you buy these reels? or are people making them from old fishing reels?

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    You most certainly can buy either reels(with a frame and crank handle) or spools at just about any well equipped dive shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharky60 View Post
    ok, so I got a safety sausage. last dive trip just tying line to it and trying to control it was a big hassle.

    I've noticed DM's and others having a reel to let out and reel in the line attached to the sausage.

    can you buy these reels? or are people making them from old fishing reels?


    SCUBA Diving Equipment for Technical, Wreck and Cave Diving: Dive Rite, Inc - Product Catalog - Reels

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    It is more of a spool than a reel. No Frame in most cases. Many retailers sell them.

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    Ratchet reel probably the best if you're going to be shooting from depth or towing it for a long time.

    If you only ever deploy from shallow and on the ascent only then a spool is adequate.

    There are literally hundreds of types of reel out there.
    Anyone taking offence at anything in my posts - tough. It's only an internet forum. Stop being over-sensitive. The real world isn't as warm and fuzzy.
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    I have used my spool from 100 ft, no problem.
    Never say Never! Its almost as long a time as always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pir8 View Post
    I have used my spool from 100 ft, no problem.
    But reeling in 100 feet of line hand wrapping it around a spool is a pain in the:mooner:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedwhiteva View Post
    But reeling in 100 feet of line hand wrapping it around a spool is a pain in the:mooner:
    Guatentees a slow ascent rate.
    Never say Never! Its almost as long a time as always!

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    Check the "HOT DEALS" forum.

    several vendors have posted smokin' deals on finger spools.

    such as this one.

    http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/hot...-shipping.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pir8 View Post
    I have used my spool from 100 ft, no problem.
    Now try it from 120ft.

    In a current.

    With some stops to do meaning you have to tow it around for 20 minutes while you ascend.

    Deep/long deployments certainly can be done with a spool but a good ratchet reel makes it far more comfortable
    Anyone taking offence at anything in my posts - tough. It's only an internet forum. Stop being over-sensitive. The real world isn't as warm and fuzzy.
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