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First stage ID help - Zeagle/Apeks?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by Tortuga68, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    I bought this reg on eBay as a Zeagle/Apeks UST - but the only marking it has on it is the serial number 506447

    It certainly looks like a UST-clone of some sort, but can anyone confirm if it is a Zeagle?

    Thanks
     

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  2. knowone

    knowone Regular of the Pub

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    Will you have better luck with Zeagle 50D Apeks DST

    Looks like an Apeks DIN wheel.

    I know ATX with a 1/2" lp port
     
  3. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    It's not a DST - it's unsealed. So it's not a 50D

    It does have the 1/2" /cough bull**** /cough ATX-style port

    The Zeagle model would be Z-RD I think

    What I don't know is whether it's an actual Zeagle/Apeks or just some clone

    I was kinda expecting it to have Zeagle on it somewhere but maybe not
     
  4. knowone

    knowone Regular of the Pub

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    I'll have to polish off my second bottle to focus the pics

    You know. They put that names stuff on the yoke kenob

    or on the seal thingo. Where do you research numbers?

    Oh yeah. That's your question.

    Where's Fishpie.
     
  5. Fishpie

    Fishpie Instructor, Scuba

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    Looks exactly like an Apeks UST.
    These were often coupled with the RDS 2nd stage and distributed through Zeagle.....
    I'd be 99.9% certain it's an Apeks and not a clone.

    edit......yes Z-RD, my mistake....the RDS was a USD jacket BC.
     
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  6. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    That's good enough for me, thanks

    lol, Fishpie's logged dive count is "I'm a fish"

    Well duh :)
     
  7. Fishpie

    Fishpie Instructor, Scuba

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    The UST and Z-RD were the first set of regs I bought as a new instructor in 1991....a demo model from a Zeagle rep, it's still my pool reg today...it's never had a proper service (several "underhauls") works perfectly.
     
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  8. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    I have 2 DSTs and a bunch of other Apeks regs - all sealed

    But given that 19C is "cold" water for me, the UST should do fine
     
  9. keyshunter

    keyshunter Solo Diver

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    Fishpie,
    Do you remember exactly when the UST first stage was discontinued? I know that for quite a while now the only unsealed Apeks first stage is the US4.
     
  10. Fishpie

    Fishpie Instructor, Scuba

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    Don't know for sure, but I haven't seen one after the Zeagle days....that has to be getting on for 8-10 years ago now.
     

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