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Halcyon Wing stitching problem?

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by jlcnuke, May 17, 2019.

  1. jlcnuke

    jlcnuke Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: acworth ga
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    So, my 30# eclipse wing went back to Halcyon to replace the inflator at the end of my diving season last year. I did swap regs to the deep 6 signature series since then as well. This past week I did a liveaboard and somehow the top of the wing seams started coming apart on one dive. They then pretty well just fell apart after that for the rest of the week (about 30-40% separated now). Fortunately I wasn't using a wetsuit so the only time I ever inflated was on the surface, and the bladder stayed intact anyway, but has this happened to anyone else? The only "rough" thing I could think of on the 1st stage would be the ridges from the Shearwater AI transmitter, but I can't imagine that should have ripped through the threading. Any thoughts on what might have caused this?
     
  2. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

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    Doubt it's the regulator causing the issue. Just give them a call. Should be able to fix it pretty easily.
     
  3. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    Location: Miami, Florida
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    What kind of hoses are you using? The double braided ones are rough and I could see it abrading the threads of a wing. However I don't see it happening over the course of a week. How old is the wing?
     
  4. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Does it say "DIR Dive Systems" in red letters on the outer shell? I have one with the faulty outer shell.
     
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  5. Yellowdog

    Yellowdog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland
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    How old is the wing? I just got a weight pocket back from them. Corner was starting to come apart. Replaced under warranty no questions asked. Customer service worked well for me.
     
  6. jlcnuke

    jlcnuke Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: acworth ga
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    After looking at everything today, it's clear the seams are just coming apart (even happening on the bottom. The wing was made in 2005 so it's pretty old.. do they sell just the outer cover does anyone know, as I bought it used and it's quite old I doubt it's covered under warranty at this point (though they did replace the inflator valve for free last year so who knows).

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  7. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
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    Mine was the same, same age & same model.
    Halcyon replaced the outer shell free of charge.
     
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  8. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    Location: Miami, Florida
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    Did you recently buy the wing? Looking at the damage I can only think the thread dry rotted while in storage. I would contact Halcyon. BTW, the old metal inflators have a recall on them so Halcyon needs to replace them. Contact Halcyon on Monday and see what they say. Let us know the results.
     
  9. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    It's not dry rot. It's faulty (according to Halcyon). I have a 2005 one that looks perfect except for the outer shell fraying.
     
  10. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    it was stitched too close to the edges
     

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