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Question about Scubapro MK 16

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by rypark1999, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Manta Ray

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    I want to add that most of this discussion was from 2005. Scubapro has since issued an upgrade kit to upgrade the HP seat. This fixes the issues Scubatoys was reporting. Though long out of production, the MK-16 can be a fine reg.
     
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  2. Kupu

    Kupu Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: NC
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    Agree, I bought a new MK16 when it was the latest thing and after the necessary HP seat upgrade it has been a great first stage for me. From the box of first stages that I own, the MK16 is one the most used and has always been dependable.
     
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  3. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Port Canaveral Florida
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    It's essentially an unsealed MK-17 after the upgrade with one less HP port.
     
  4. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
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    Isn't the MK11 basically an unsealed MK17?

    I see the MK11 and MK16 have the same part number for the diaphragm, where the MK17 is different.
     
  5. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    Sound more like the 16 is the 11 without the second HP port.
    There was some discussion recently on the 11/17 differences with the 11 having a thicker diaphragm using only one plastic friction ring (don’t recall exactly what the plastic ring is called) having direct contact with the water and the 17 using a thinner diaphragm and two rings to work with the pressure transmitter.

    MK 11’s and 17’s can be found at really great prices, I wouldn’t waste my time with a 16
     
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  6. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    On schematic it's simply listed at "Diaphragm ring"

    Interestingly (?) the MK11 kit is more expensive than the MK19/17 kit.
     
  7. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    Damn SP does it to me again!
     
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  8. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    If Simon doesn't have what you need, I have a MK16/18 "repair/update" kit I'm willing to sell for less than a kidney.
     
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  9. Andrew Dawson

    Andrew Dawson Barracuda

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    I always heard the evolution went MK14 --> MK16 --> MK17...
     
  10. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    Is it a generic kidney or one of mine, that would really bring the price down.
     

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