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Hood compatible with FFM?

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers' started by paperdesk, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. paperdesk

    paperdesk Solo Diver

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    Hi!

    I recently switched to an OTS Guardian mask, and found that I couldn't get a the mask to seal properly while wearing my hood. The hood kept getting under the mask seal. Trimming my hood back might be an option? My instructor also suggested using a rubber hood that the mask would seal over. My drysuit (White's Enviro Com) does have an option to use a rubber hood, but I don't have one installed.

    What works for you? Here's one option I found:

    Seasoft Pro/C6 6mm Dry Suit Hood for Full Face Mask (FFM)

    FWIW, water temp here I dive in is usually between the 40's and 60's, so thermal protection is important.

    Ted
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have mine trimmed back
     
  3. paperdesk

    paperdesk Solo Diver

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    That would certainly be the cheapest solution if it works for me!
     
  4. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    what I did was put the hood on, put the ffm on, and took a sharpie and traced the skirt *well had my wife trace the skirt*.
    I then cut an inch inside of the skirt so it would lay on top of the skirt and you can make any fine tune adjustments after that. I would recommend running a small bead of aquaseal around the edge unless you have a sewing machine otherwise it will delaminate.
     
  5. northernone

    northernone IDC Staff Instructor Staff Member

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    Mine is trimmed for FFM. (Well, second hood, trimmed for another person's face which happens to fit my FFM.)

    Rubber isn't a desirable solution for me yet.
     
  6. w3dge

    w3dge Nassau Grouper

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    Rubber is *always* a desirable solution! :D
     
  7. runsongas

    runsongas Loggerhead Turtle

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  8. northernone

    northernone IDC Staff Instructor Staff Member

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    Sell me on it? I picked one up a couple years ago for nasty water s&r, but haven't actually met anyone using one for cold water (~0°C) so I don't know what to do with it per say.

    Are they much nicer, outside of contaminated water diving?
     
  9. paperdesk

    paperdesk Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Inchelium, WA
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    I'm not certain I understand. You cut the hood to overlap 1" with the mask skirt, then when you put the mask on you pull the hood over the mask skirt?
     
  10. paperdesk

    paperdesk Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Inchelium, WA
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