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Mares Carbon 42 First Dive Impressions/Photo

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by esguerra1, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Wick

    Wick Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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    Do you know if its possible to just get the 2nd stage carbon regulator and octopus? I currently have the Limited Edition Metal 42 setup but I love the looks of the new carbon regs with the flew lines.
     
  2. esguerra1

    esguerra1 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hong Kong / Honolulu, Hawai'i
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    Zak,

    You are most welcome! I've been in touch with Phil Mintz and also Matthias D. (out here in Hong Kong for Asia-Pacific sales) and all you guys have been great! I love the reg. Nice product! Hope to meet you guys in person someday (at DEMA?).

    Cheers,
     
  3. esguerra1

    esguerra1 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hong Kong / Honolulu, Hawai'i
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    Wick,

    I'm not sure if you can. Perhaps Zak or Phil may be able to answer your question. I purchased mine here in Hong Kong with the MR42T first stage and primary carbon reg together. The Carbon Octopus was in a separate box so I assume they sell these units alone. (However, Hong Kong-Mares' policy was to bundle them all together as a set. When I asked why, they were concerned nobody would want to purchase the Carbon Octopus standalone. Your query proves that there IS a market out there!) Good luck. It's a great piece of kit. You'll love it.

    Cheers,
     
  4. Zak OHara

    Zak OHara Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Pac NW
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    Wick,

    At this point the Carbon 42 availability is only available complete with 1st and 2nd stage.

    We do not have Carbon octo availability yet, although we are anticipating to deliver this by end of 3rd qtr 09.

    Thanks for asking,
     
  5. esguerra1

    esguerra1 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hong Kong / Honolulu, Hawai'i
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    Wick,

    You can always come out here to Hong Kong and buy one!

    P.S. What are 'flew lines?'

    Cheers,
     
  6. Wick

    Wick Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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    I meant to type 'flex lines'
     
  7. c5diver

    c5diver Barracuda

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    if they get it fixed? i just ordered mine so we will see how it does.
     
  8. esguerra1

    esguerra1 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hong Kong / Honolulu, Hawai'i
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    c5diver,

    I'm going diving in Subic (Philippines) this weekend to test out the Carbon Reg after it came back from the shop here at Mares Hong Kong. I'm hoping it was just a simple "spring harmonics" issue that was causing the slight wheezing/squealing noise at the end of each inhalation. The Mares technician said to me he tuned and rebuilt the regulator and tested it and didn't see/hear any problems but I'll have to check it out on my dive this week and will let you know. Note, this noise was only heard on my Primary second stage. The Carbon Octopus breathed perfectly. Let me know how you find your system.
     
  9. emeshuris

    emeshuris Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
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    Did this ever get fixed?
     
  10. c5diver

    c5diver Barracuda

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    not sure if his got fixed, but I have had the carbon regs a set for doubles with mr42t first stages and a set on a v32 first stage, I have them serviced yearly and never an issue with them. still very happy with them 5 years later.
     

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