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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. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    Fantastic looking rig! I've had my Kraken for 5 years now and it still performs flawlessly. Used with the VDH backplate and crossed shoulder webbing places it in the optimum position for easy breathing. Have fun with your rig!
     
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  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    @Sam Miller III :

    Adding to the comments, VDH and the forum of "misfits" there discuss many things, including resources. I used their suggestions to obtain numerous texts from "the early years" to book learn. Additionally, open group discussions, YouTube Videos, and trial and error have been the way. I'd speculate that is similar to how it was "then".

    I will say that the first time I took it under water, it was a "nervous moment", but no different from the first time I dove a regulator that I rebuilt myself.

    Hasn't killed me yet....

    Cheers!
     
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  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Unsubscribing.... This is going to go off the rails.....
     
  4. Kmart921

    Kmart921 Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Norfolk, VA
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    I would say that the buyer is expected to do their research on how it works and how it dives. VDH has no responsibility in that regard. I had to sign a waiver to that effect.

    It's my understanding that a lot of divers taught themselves how to dive with an Aqua-Lung back in the day. Maybe I'm wrong...
     
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  5. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    WARNING: It is known to the state of California that life may cause cancer.

    Nice looking rig, perfect set up, and it was delightful to see the rig being dived expertly by the OP in Cozumel.

    N
     
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  6. Kmart921

    Kmart921 Nassau Grouper

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    It certainly was a pleasure to dive! That reminds me, I still need to get myself some of those snazzy gray and/or blue silicone hoses to put another hose loop together...
     
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  7. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    Absolutely beautiful setup
     

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