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Choosing crap low cost line for DSMB

Discussion in 'Lift Bags, SMBs and Reels' started by Sbiriguda, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
    Not a very bright question... DMSB line must be strong enough not to break. Apart from that, it should be 2 mm If thinner than 2mm can get entangled, while if thicker than 2mm it can be difficult to roll it up on the spool. Are the lines commonly used for scuba made of a specific material or any similar nylon line will do?
    I found this one for example
    Leroy Merlin
    Filo nylon alta visibilita
    Plain 2mm nylon line, yellow color...
  2. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: United States
    Not enough info in either of those links to say if it's usable. It needs to be braided, and of sufficient thickness. #24 is 1.85mm in thickness, #36 is about 2.16mm.

    This is the standard stuff: White Nylon Line, Bulk Spool

    Some people prefer this: DGX Hi-Viz Dacron Line Loaded on Bulk Spool

    However, I don't like the dacron because there's no stretch to it. Since my spools get used for guideline in a cave, stretch is important. For a DSMB, it's not a big deal.
    Sbiriguda and Johnoly like this.

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