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Full VDH Rig! Argonaut Kraken, Plate, and 18# Wing

Discussion in 'Vintage Double Hose' started by Kmart921, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Kmart921

    Kmart921 Angel Fish

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    Finally got my rig setup just right for the Kraken and it is hands down my favorite single tank rig I've ever used. Proper regulator placement (and hose weights) really make all the difference. And I mean... just look at it!

    Thanks to Bryan for taking a look at my Kraken and for making such great gear!

    Also thanks to those of you who suggested the Hemphill bungee method for clipping off the safe second. Works like a charm.

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  2. Bryan@Vintage Double Hose

    Bryan@Vintage Double Hose Instructor, Scuba

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    Awesemo 5000!
     
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  3. Gnarcosis

    Gnarcosis Regular of the Pub

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    I just saw this on reddit! That thing is too cool!
     
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  4. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Production is North of 5,000? WAY TO GO!!!! :thumb:
     
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  6. seaseadee

    seaseadee Barracuda

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    Ju Wanna ‘splain that to those not on the know?
     
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  7. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    looks fantastic
     
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  8. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    It's been a fun project. I have enjoyed being part of it. It has come a long way from Luis's drawing and prototype parts made in my back yard. Mine still has prototype parts in it. There were a lot of folks involved in the testing and evaluation of the reg to make it the best double hose reg ever produced.....and it out performs most of the major brands top of the line models.
     
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  9. Kmart921

    Kmart921 Angel Fish

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    Location: Norfolk, VA
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    Post #13 by @JohnnyC in this thread. It's a method of bungee-ing a bolt snap directly to the second stage instead of on the hose. Works very well for the way the backup hose routes with the Kraken.
     
  10. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @Kmart921
    Very nice looking unit !

    I am certain that you are proud your investment and venture into double hose diving. I suspect you will have many years of pleasurable diving with it .

    There seems to be a missing link in the VDH program...Perhaps you can clarify....

    Question? What is your diving level or dive back ground and how much specialized double hose dive training did you have before the first dive ?

    Did you read a pamphlet on diving double hose regulators?
    Did you read a book on diving double hose regulators?
    Did you view a video on diving double hose regulators?

    Was the training generic off the shelf publications ?
    Specialized training materials produced by VDH and/or approved by VDH ?

    Just wondering ???

    SDM
     
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