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Hopping my way to full cave...

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by Manatee Diver, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Wstern5

    Wstern5 Registered

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    Since Jet Fins don’t have any holes in the foot pocket, they can be filled with water and used to wash off your boots.
     
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  2. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeah something to that effect. Though I also don't need as much room back there, as outside of my safety reel and my primary I will be keeping most of my jump spools in my drysuit pocket.

    Yeah and traffic is pretty bad too. I was really pampered by 2020.

    I'll have to try that.

    I noticed that. I bring one of those pesticide sprayers (that I bought new) that you pump a few times and they spray. That seems to be a decent job, but I find it hard to spray the bottom of my prosthetic foot side. Also controlling all the seals so they don't get dirty by falling on the ground.
     
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  3. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well expensive dive today. I broke down and bought another Ginnie annual pass. I’ve already gone 5 times this year, so might as well buy one before I continue to fund the Wray family without knowing if I am going pay more than the annual pass.

    Went to Ginnie again, ran a reel around the basin. I intended to use my GoPro to get some video. When I went to pull it out I found it flooded, I checked the battery door before I took it in the water. Apparently it wasn’t set right, going to have to order another one, and probably another case, as I went without it because I didn’t want to take the case off my tray with lights.

    I also brought a deco bottle and found that with my super short leashes I am not able to move my tanks at all, at I need to be able to move them with my elbow to in order to reach the d-ring to hook up deco and stage bottles. But I feel that my tanks are where I want them, so I am thinking about moving the band up an inch and then lengthen the leash, I think will keep my tanks about where I want them, while still being able to elbow them out of the way to get to my d-rings.
     
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  4. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Contributor

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    You may want to get in touch with this cave diver.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFDPby_wLz6LtJ_qywQaww/null
     
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  5. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. Scuba Client

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  7. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Back at Ginnie today, before I got here I adjusted my tank bands again up an inch and returning to the original leash length so I got some spare room to push the tanks out of the way with my elbow.
    20210505_165936.jpg

    I also adjusted the rigging on my oxygen bottle with Protec DIR style adjustable rigging. I'm not completely happy with the storage position for the second stage, will have to work on it.
    20210505_150452.jpg

    Finally in an unrelated change I recently saw a picture where someone fixed my complaint with the Razor reg QD, the fact it slips down the hose. A simple zip tie holds it against the end of the hose where you want it.

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    Anyways I think I got this figured out mostly. I need to strengthen my prosthetic side as it is tiring to hold it and the ankle weights up. But I think I got a good portion of my stability back and I have a good handle of the buoyancy out. I am confident enough that I think I can handle some easy no deco cave dives down the mainline in Peacock. Along with a starting point for weighting.

    Video from today:
     
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  8. ginti

    ginti DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    First of all, amazing threads congrats :)

    Pay attention with the zip ties, they are not very torsion resistant... with the right movement, you should be able to brake it using just your hands. This is one reason why often people prefer nylon ropes.

    Just check that yours is resistant enough, if you haven't done it yet.

    Good luck with your progression!
     
  9. DiveClimbRide

    DiveClimbRide Instructor, Scuba

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    The zip tie isn't connected to the boltsnap. The zip tie is around the hose alone, acting as a ridge to stop the other black thing RAZOR Break Away Connector + RAZOR Black Bolt Snap - Razor Go Side Mount <- which is a break away connector for sidemount diving so the long hose can be donated in a hurry without having to unclip the boltsnap.
     

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