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Bungee mount for Petrel

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by stuartv, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I didn't like the stock elastic wrist straps on my Petrel. I searched around on here and couldn't find any good directions with pictures on how to make a bungee mount for it, so I came up with my own last night. I had some 1" nylon webbing laying around. And some thin bungee cord. A couple of minutes to poke 4 holes in the webbing with a fine tip soldering iron, thread the webbing (1" is just a little bit too wide for the Petrel strap slots but I made it work and now the webbing definitely does not let the Petrel slide around on the straps at all), and tie up the bungee and I think it's going to work nicely. The bungee cord is tied so it's snug on my bare arm, but I can slide the knots down easily to make it looser to fit over my dry suit.

    Kudos to buddhasummer for the inspiration on this. His pics of how he did the bungee mount for a compass on the back of his hand are what gave me the idea for how to do these so they are adjustable.

    Any suggestions for refinement are encouraged!

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    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015
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  2. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    Nice....


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  3. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nice, think I'll give it a try too. By the way, buddhasummer is a he not a she.
     
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  4. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Quite nice! Inspiring. I'm a "finish freak", so I probably would use some grommets in the webbing. It would however make it permanent as you would need to cut them out to get the webbing out of the slots.
     
  5. tridacna

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    Love it. Hate having to ask my buddy to attach those clips. Very nice solution Stuart! Thanks.
     
  6. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Oh, crap! My sincerest apologies! I am really sorry about that! :( :bash:

    ---------- Post added November 13th, 2015 at 11:11 AM ----------

    Thanks! I thought about adding grommets, but the ones I have would be too big for this application. If you know a source for grommets of the right size for 1/8" bungee, please let me know.

    I will stick with it as-is for now, regardless, to see how well the webbing holds up without grommets. In this particular case, if the webbing holds up without grommets, I think I would leave it alone. Grommets would have to be REALLY tiny for me to not think the current arrangement looks cleaner.
     
  7. Dhboner

    Dhboner DIR Practitioner

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    Clever...I may have to try that.
     
  8. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No problem, apology unecessary, all good.
     
  9. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    If you don't go the bungee route just lengthen the straps, close the clips and slid onto the wrist. Then its a simple pull on each strap to tighten. I hated the straps as well until I realized how easy this is.
     
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  10. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's what I do but will try Stuart's way as the excess straps flopping around sometimes irritates me. I need the extra length moving from wet to dry and Stuart's way looks like it will solve that minor irritation. It's raining here today with strong winds so no diving, it's my afternoon project.
     

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