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Blue plastic Voit DH

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by aquaregia, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. aquaregia

    aquaregia NAUI Instructor

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    Can anyone tell me anything about these? Are they on the "likely to be able to get working" list or the list of unfortunate others.
     
  2. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

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    Do you mean like this?
    (image from vintagedoublehose.com)
     
  3. Sitkadiver

    Sitkadiver Nassau Grouper

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    From what I understand, there were two different versions of this regulator:

    The VCR5 Blue Fifty Fathom with a Gagnan downstream mechanism, and

    The V55 Blue Fifty Fathom that was similar internally to the Mistral.

    As far as restorability, I think the parts are available and they are great diving regs as well as good collectors pieces.

    If I were you, I would contact 2 people:

    Rob ( Regulators USA ) who owns The Scuba Museum and is considered by many to be the leading Voit guy in the country. He also makes new blue cans for these regs.

    And Bryan at VDH - Voit Company

    Good Luck with you project.
     
  4. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Nahh, Rob just knows the best Voit man in the counrty. Right Greg:)

    The 50 Fathom is def a restorable reg.
     
  5. Mike Lev

    Mike Lev Barracuda

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    I'll 2nd that Herman I started laughing when he said that about Rob. Sorry buddy.
     
  6. Sitkadiver

    Sitkadiver Nassau Grouper

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    UH OH!!! My bad folks. I was really trying to help, so please accept my apologies.

    I had Greg labeled as MR-12 Guru Extraordinaire..... However, Thanks to this post, I have now updated my list.
     
  7. Mike Lev

    Mike Lev Barracuda

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    Greg is a Voit expert. Rob not so much.
     
  8. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Loggerhead Turtle

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    My first fins were by Voit. Not sure we ever had regs by Voit in Australia.
     
  9. Greg Barlow

    Greg Barlow Manta Ray

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    I'm certainly no expert, but I have rebuilt a "few" of the downstream systems. Half of them have probably belonged to Rob at some time in their existence.

    Greg
     
  10. Sitkadiver

    Sitkadiver Nassau Grouper

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    What has been your experience with the labels?

    I have just found out that there were 2 different labels on the Voit Blue 50 Fathom, one like Dale posted above and one that was solid Blue with white lettering. Does anyone know which came first? Is there a pattern at all?

    One of the shops I frequented as young lad in California had a blue plastic reg on the wall, and I think it was the split label like above, so, I honestly, have never seen the "other" label...
     

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