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Hogarthian : adjusting the one piece webbing...little tweaks ! List your likes/ dislikes.

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by rjgiddings, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. rjgiddings

    rjgiddings Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
    My left shoulder webbing - wants to slide off...so Im adjusting it only about a half an inch. Right side is fine.
    I also need to burn the edge w/ a lighter on the very end of the strap itself. Too frayed after just a few dives.

    Otherwise I'm pretty happy w/ the SS BP/ Wing from GolemGear so far.

    An old friend would ask : Ok - hive mind;
    What little adjustments have you done w/ your gear set up ?
    What did you not like ? What's the best thing about your kit?
  2. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hill Country of Central TX
    You can shape and melt the end of the webbing very cleanly with a soldering iron.
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  3. dberry

    dberry Hydrophilic ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philadelphia
    Some folks cross the shoulder straps to reduce side-to-side shifting of the rig.
  4. Pao

    Pao Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manila, Philippines
    I have the Halcyon cinch system. Adjusted it so that it was perfect underwater. Then I measured the shoulder and waist webbing lengths then removed the cinch system.
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  5. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville FL
  6. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Gold Coast, Australia
    I adjusted it on land once (took me a good 2 hours) and never touched it since. Burning the ends is mandatory. It was great in the water right away and I have had no reason to mess with it.

    I keep it simple with a knife sheath on the left waist band, torch on the left chest D ring with a bungee retainer, and the pony clipped into the right chest and waist D rings. I've added another bungee loop to the left chest D ring to keep the inflator tidy.

    Make sure the crotch strap meets the waist strap without pulling it down, so leave enough length to go around the waist strap when you are holding the waist strap horizontal.

    Also, use some tight inner tubing or whatever to retain the doubled up ends coming out of the buckle and crotch strap. Keeps everything neat and tidy.

    When I started out I had a bunch of accessories dangling off my hip D rings or even stowed in the storage pack my bp came with, but I've since added on a pocket to my right thigh which keeps my DSMB, spare mask and storm whistle.

    The only issue I had is that Scubapro's pull out weight pockets that are supposed to go on the waist bands are so long that I could not actually use them (I am too skinny for them by a good margin, so not enough webbing to have them on left and right, total design failure in my mind), so I ditched those and added small cam band trim pockets to my waist strap instead to carry weights. With the pony, I use 1 trim pocket each on the left cam band and waist band, with the steel pony providing the same amount of negative buoyancy on the right hand side. Without the pony I'd add the mirroring pockets on the right side also. I can just about slide the pockets on over all the hardware without having to undo the metal bits, so that's a quick enough adjustment.

    A somewhat related tweak was that I had to move my top cam band down one slot in the STA (luckily it has that option) and invert my DIN reg by swapping hose ports so that the protruding part points down, otherwise the first stage would hit the back of my head right away.
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  7. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

    One mod that I made is with the sections of inner tube that I have on my shoulder straps for my lights. I cut a slit lengthwise in the middle of them just about the width of the webbing. I then take a length of 1/8th" diameter bungee cord and make a loop using double fisherman's knots. The bungee loop passes through the slit in the inner tube section and the inner tube section keeps the bungee loop from sliding around on the webbing strap. It is easy to snag the bungee loop with my gloved hand and put it around the head of my light if/when I want to re-stow it during a dive.

  8. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    I used a hot knife to round off the edges where the webbing goes into the buckle. I practiced a few times on scrap to get it right. End result is a nice. Easy to don / doff with gloves. Taking it to a point as opposed to round may have made things easier.

    I added bicycle tube for the lp inflator and also added a bungee at the end for the hose, but now I just route the lpi through the bungee. Keeps it in place but gives more flexibility.

    I use bungee in a loop on a keeper below the flashlight to be able to stow away easier. Bicycle tube worked, but such a pain with gloves on.

    I added a loop to the nut that attaches the plate to the BCD so I can just hang it on the tank. It stays at the right height while I strap the tank on. Still playing with adjusting that.

    None of these are my ideas though, all gathered from here or from diving with others. It seems every little piece makes it that much more comfortable though.
  9. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

    I was asked to provide pictures of what I posted above:

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