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Special on BP/Wing combos. #18 #23 or #35 lift.

Discussion in 'Vintage Double Hose' started by Bryan@Vintage Double Hose, May 12, 2018.

  1. Anthony A.

    Anthony A. Barracuda

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    You know your a scuba nut when you already have a vdh wing, but want another one just because its such a great price :)
     
  2. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Or already have a 17lb wing but want the VDH wing instead because it matches your Kraken...
     
  3. DeepSeaPirate

    DeepSeaPirate Angel Fish

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    Nice!
     
  4. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    Just picked up my VDH/Argonaut 35 lb wing, tested it in my pool, 42.5 lb to make it neutral not mounted to a tank, it doesn’t look like it has that much lift but it does so my guess is that even mounted to a very fat tank in salt water it will never fall below the rated lift.
     
  5. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    Took the 35 out for a few dives hooked up to the freedom plate and the Kraken. Very nice conditions in Monterey, first time back in cold water since Truk. The 35# wing is very compact and plenty of lift for my use in cold water.
     
  6. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    How is the plate working with the double hose? Are you able to get the can down low enough and in far enough to make it work satisfactorily?
     
  7. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    The Kraken is very forgiving in position and breathes great even if a bit further off the back than is optimal, the FP puts it closer than my DSS plate so when I dive it on the DSS I put the DIN on it and use a converter to push it closer, about the same place the FP puts it. The wing limits how low I can mount it more than the plate but even if I put it lower it doesn’t perform much different, for me, easier than a rebreather but harder the my atomic lung/air injection system.
     
  8. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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  9. ELCAM

    ELCAM Angel Fish

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    Ordered a 35# wing this past weekend and tested it today when it arrived mounted on an HP100

    Came in at 35 lbs on the dot mounted so it’s as advertised.

    I can say that my 30# Oxycheq, which I also love, only has about 24 lbs mounted on the same HP100

    Very pleased with the quality and purchase.

    Thanks!
     

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  10. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    FWIW

    Its been awhile since my steel tanks saw any action so went to a nearby quarry today. Partly to test the 18 wing with my steels and partly...well just because its diving.

    Found the 18 wing will float my small Freedom Plate plus 80 steels (ashsai so a bit heavier then some others) with a partly full pony (I was in a 3 mm plus 5 mm vest). Its doable but just barely. For drift diving in sportly Florida seas think I would go with the 35 or @Eric Sedletzky ’s *new* alumnium plate.

    Bryan. You need to change the title and remove “weekend”
     

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