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For Sale 2018 Argonaut Kraken, VDH Backplate + Extras

Discussion in 'Classifieds: Regulators' started by grabby, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
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    None of it is difficult, it's just different and you need to understand it. For example, there is no purge button so you have to clear the hoses in one of several different ways. More than I want to describe here but you must learn how. Diver position has a lot to do with how the reg performs, which is something you need to learn to use to your advantage. The best way to learn is to mentor with someone who dives DH regs but learning all you can about them from reading, experimenting in a pool and asking questions on line is also very helpful. I would suggest that anyone interested in DH regs, be they vintage or the AK come to the Vintage Double Hose forum. New DH divers are always welcome and there are lots of active DH divers there who are happy to help. SB is a great forum for all things scuba but VDH is a lot more specialized. DH diving is a bit different but I find the rewards well worth it. I find them more comfortable, fish are less scared by them, they are quieter, bubbles do not get in the frame of video or photos and the cool factor, a lot of divers are curious about them.
    For anyone interested in DH diving, this is a good deal for a great reg.
     
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  2. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    Buy it, I’ll bring mine and we can arrange to dive it in Monterey, really nothing to it but a few things done differently as has already been stated.
     
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  3. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
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    1,580
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    Still have this? You have a ballpark estimate of cost to get routinely serviced, no special repairs?
     
  4. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
    9,532
    2,113
    113
    The service kit is $30 and $6 for the DSV, not sure what Bryan charges to service one. Drop him an email and ask.
     
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
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    If you research these things, they seem to be the Energizer Bunny of regulators.... Rebuilds are happening out of curiosity more than need. Some at the 4 digit dive count on them.
     
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  6. grabby

    grabby Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Kwajalein Atoll, RMI
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    Kraken has sold! Thanks everyone.
     
  7. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
    9,532
    2,113
    113
    To the new owner, if you are new to DH diving, Please don't just stick it on and go dive. Come talk with other DH divers to get the tips and tricks that make diving a DH great. There are a lot of us and we are always happy to help a new member to the clan.
     

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