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Spare metal buckles for spring straps

Discussion in 'Repairing your own Gear' started by Sbiriguda, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    I am searching for spare metal buckles for spring straps. Only the buckles, I don't need any other part. Like in the picture below
    Scuba_Fin_Strap_FS-200_3.jpg
     
  2. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    The buckles are for Mares Avanti 4 fins but I think the fins stud is standard
    Thanks
     
  3. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    I have them I'm pretty sure, I'll go check now.
     
  4. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    You're in luck I do, for the cost of shipping they're yours. Message me if you want them.
     
  5. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    They come in two sizes, large post and small post, I have both. Mares are small I believe. Merry Christmas.
     
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  6. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    Thank you so much buddhasummer!

    If anyone else knows how to find them online I am still interested, in case I will need them in future. Sounds strange, but it looks like they are not sold separately as spare parts
     
  7. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Sorry, how many do you need? I have 4 small post ones.
     
  8. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    If you let me know how many you need, I'll send them no charge, not worth it for pennies on shipping. Happy birthday.
     
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  9. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

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    This is slightly off-topic, but I think it's important.

    If you look at the pieces of plastic tubing and the metal buckle, you will see that they form two inside corners that can and will snag line. If you are unfortunate enough to guess wrong about which way it's caught, you can be entangled in the line. (Don't ask me how I know.) Some judicious work on a bench grinder, increasing the outer diameter of the plastic tube, heat shrink tubing, or even some tape, can make line slide off the buckle so you don't get snagged.

    This is so simple an engineering problem that I can't believe the manufacturers haven't solved it. But what do I know?
     
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  10. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    Thank you very much TrimixToo
     

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