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Tinkering w/ DSMB

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by pauldw, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    Suppose I don't quite think the plastic clip on this is as strong as I'd like. Any thoughts on a good replacement? Trying to find a stainless steel split ring? Something else? Thanks!

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  2. a878bob

    a878bob Manta Ray

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    +1, ss split ring. Just cut the plastic one off. And you can usually find one in the hardware section of one of the big box stores.
     
  3. davehicks

    davehicks Barracuda

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    Better to go to a Marine supply store. Most of the junk you find at hardware stores is low quality steel and not suitable for long term use in salt water. Or just order some from DiveGearExpress, etc.
     
  4. Johnoly

    Johnoly Solo Diver

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    Piranha makes a close-able brass bolt snap for just $2.49 that will fit thru that loop and then you can squeeze or hammer it closed. I've use them before and they work fine. I've never had good luck with split rings.

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  5. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Barracuda

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    If you are "permanently" tying the SMB to a spool, you could just run the line through the same thicker plastic bit that the SMB strap runs through and it should work fine.
     
  6. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Cut the plastic ring off and make a small ring from paracord. If you are wanting a bolt snap then tie a real one to the webbing with paracord. In rigging, paracord, bungee and cave line are your friends.
     
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  7. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Something like this would work:

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    or this:
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    -Z
     
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