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Tell Us About Your Hogarthian Rig

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Quarrior, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. OneBrightGator

    OneBrightGator Instructor, Scuba

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    The octo run under the arm doesn't present a problem, save the failure point at the swivel.

    The primary run under the arm does though, as I see it if someone grabs it and pulls the hose won't unwrap, whereas if you don't route it under your arm all you have to do lean your head forward and you get the extra length.

    I've never seen your setup in person (obviously) but this is what I get applying your idea to my hose routing, I may be totally off base though, the main goal is to be able to release the majority of your hose literally without thinking about it.

    Ben
     
  2. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The primary is run just like the DIR configuration, under the right arm, across the chest, over the left shoulder and then around behind the neck.
     
  3. OneBrightGator

    OneBrightGator Instructor, Scuba

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    Ah, ok, I thought it was under the arm too, nevermind then!!!

    Ben
     
  4. novadiver

    novadiver Solo Diver

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    We all thought that too!!!
     
  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    From head to toe;
    Neoprene hood and purge mask(not DIR)
    Isolation manifolds on PST LP120s and PST LP80s w/homemade V-weight
    H-valve on single Faber 95 w/homemade sta
    Halcyon ss backplate/wing w/liftbag in the pocket
    DUI TLS 350 Trilam drysuit
    Neoprene gloves.
    UK backup light. I've seen way too many Halcyon Scout lights flood.
    Halcyon 10 watt HID canister light.
    7 foot primary, necklassed backup reg.
    Brass spg on left hip D-ring.
    For planned deco dives, Alum 40 with 50% Nitrox, Alum 40 with 100% O2
    NE wreckdivers reel for penetration dives, or exploring away from the anchor.
    Spool, EMT shears and small slate in right thigh pocket. I prefer the small slate to Wetnotes. (Again, not DIR)
    XL Scubapro Jetfins w/springstraps.
    Occasionally, I'll take my Mako scooter, Samsung 5.0 digital camera or Light&Motion video housing, or lobster bag, depending on the dive.
     
  6. GreenDiverDown

    GreenDiverDown Instructor, Scuba

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    Bob,

    You mention an extra keeper on the right waist ...

    Are you sandwiching the can between the keeper and the extra buckle?

    Is there some reason that you don't just slide the can back to the plate and lock it there with the extra buckle?

    Stephen
     
  7. ABQdiver

    ABQdiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
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    I was wondering the same thing also.

    My rig:
    Apeks ATX50 with 7' long hose primary, ATX40 bungeed backup
    6# SS plate and STA, with a OxyCheq 45# single wing.
    Three standard d-rings; chest and left waist, with one front and back of the crotch strap as well.
    Sartek 10w canister light between plate and buckle on the right side.

    I love this set up and will keep basically the same when upgrading to doubles, with a new wing.
     
  8. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
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    Yes, I'm sandwiching the light between keeper and buckle, and yes, there's a reason ... because it's easier to reach my light switch if it's three inches further forward. I tried sliding it back to the plate and had a heck of a time turning my light on ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  9. GreenDiverDown

    GreenDiverDown Instructor, Scuba

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    So it's not to keep from rubbing your can on the edge of the plate?

    Do you not turn your light on before you jump in? Do you switch in on/off during your dive?
     
  10. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: On the Fun Side of Trump's Wall
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    No ... rubbing on the edge of the plate wasn't a consideration.

    No ... I don't turn my light on before I jump in. I do mostly shore diving ... often involving long surface swims. I typically turn my light on just before I descend.

    No ... I don't switch my light on/off during the dive. I dive HID lights (a 10W Terkel or an 18W Halcyon), and typically turn off my light when I clip it to my D-ring at the end of the dive.

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
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