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A bunch of Sportsways stuff.

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Eric Sedletzky, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    My good friend that works at Pacific Wilderness in San Pedro, CA just texted me this afternoon and said that the family of the original chief engineer of Sportsways dropped of 20 plus single hose reg sets, a bunch of J valves, and a double hose reg, all brand new and never been wet.
    The stuff is available from what he said but I don’t have details.
    Just figured I’d give the vintage community a heads up.
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  2. Perryed

    Perryed Nassau Grouper

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    Wow! Gotta love NOS stuff that old! Let us know where and when it becomes available.
     
  3. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    I was hoping @Sam Miller III would chime in and tell us about the chief engineer of Sportsways. Apparently he (and family/manufacturing) wasn’t too far from the store in San Pedro.
    Jon (my friend) said that most or all of this is new in box.
    Parts? I have no idea about that.
    The store was approached by the Sportsways family wanting to know if they could help them disburse/sell or other wise get it into the proper hands of aficionados that would like to have it and maybe use it. I have no idea about any Sportsways stuff or the quality level, that was way before my time.
    I saw a thread a while ago about J valves and the very rare 1/2” straight thread valve with O-ring - here you go, this could be the mother-load.

    I was also hoping that the double hose would spark more interest for discussion. It looks suspiciously like a rebranded Aqualung.
    Any insight anyone?
    BTW, there are extra hoses and parts.
    All this stuff has never been wet.

    Are you guys in a coma!!!
     
  4. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    All this stuff will be available through Pacific Wilderness in San Pedro, Ca
    Pacific Wilderness Inc
    1719 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731
    (310) 833-2422
    https://goo.gl/maps/a6CxwYjnurL5A8D78
     
  5. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I believe that Sam Lecocq held the title of Chief Engineer at Sportsways. Here is a link to one of @Sam Miller III's articles that might be interesting: Water Lung v. Aqua Lung
     
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  6. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    that double hose looks nice. Is there a discussion on another forum with prices or are they doing this all in shop which would preclude me. unfortunately?
     
  7. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    This is the first discussion on any forum that I know of.
    All sales will be through the shop but they may ship.
    They would be wise to open it up worldwide. LA area only has a certain amount of aficionado’s.
     
  8. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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  9. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    Update:
    Jon just texted me and said “PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP CALLING THE STORE!!”
    Oops ,Totally my mistake, I thought they were selling the stuff through the store.
    They will be eBay-ing all of it in time when all the stuff comes in and they have a chance to get all of it cataloged, so please stop calling the store.
    Thank you.
    Sorry about that.
     
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  10. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    lol, i didn't call but i did send them a message through facebook.
     

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