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New way of securing inflator hose

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by WhiteSands, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA
    A big static O-ring doesn't have the tension retaining "cinch" of even just a simple loop of shock/bungee cord (use the UTD link above only as an example & idea if you want to make your own cheaper version).

    And actually, I threaded on my harness and use that big hard duro rating O-ring as an auxiliary sliding Hip D-Ring to clip my SPG, when using multiple stage/deco cylinders clipped off to the standard fixed in place steel tri-glide Hip D-Ring. . . (A great solution to prevent inadvertently clipping off the SPG, or getting it mixed-up/jammed on the deco/stage bottles' clips on the standard triglide Hip D-Ring).
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
  2. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Miami, Florida
    I am not sure what you mean. I have used both and like the o-ring better although I am not doing any technical diving. You can always use a different size and duro o-ring that halcyon does. These things are interesting: Utility Keeper "Pair"
  3. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

    I built a super light travel plate a few years ago, pretty sure I mentioned it in a thread somewhere. I made aluminum keepers and used aircraft oleo O-rings for D rings. In the end I decided the weight savings was not enough to warrant the reduced reliability vs a stainless D ring. But, did it work? Yes. I found no difficulty slinging a 30 cf tank. But, for walking any distance or supporting larger tanks, no. So, at first I went back to stainless for the two shoulder rings to support slung tanks and heavy equipment while out of the water. That is about when I decided to say the heck with it and go back to all stainless and then I bought a Oxy fabric travel plate and used it for a while until now going to the aluminum VDH plate. Yes, it was very light.

  4. PhatD1ver

    PhatD1ver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Shanghai, China
    I actually thought it was ingenious, my new rig came with a bungee all set up for the inflator, but my big belly makes it so that the inflator hits right below my heart, so I had to rerig, I took 1/8" bungee (3mm) and make a simple necklace similar to a bungee necklace for the short hose... then slipped the small hole over my inflator behind the connector and then let it ride up naturally, it creates a nice little cradle, connected a bolt snap on the other end and just clip it to the D ring... I'm going to re-lace my harness this coming week, I think I'm going to replace my tri-glide with one of the type that normally goes on the belt to create a mounting point for extra stuff, then it will stick out the right direction and I won't have to worry about which snap I'm grabbing when I reach to release my long hose.

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