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What kind of dive slate do you use?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by grey2112, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Same here, wrist slate with precalculated bailouts. Other slates are left attached in case I ever get "chatty". Never happens...

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    BTW, nothing beats WetNotes if you actually have to hold a conversation.
     
  2. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I use wet notes and just picked up an MP3 player arm band to use for my tables on my wrist.


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  3. ComputerX

    ComputerX Angel Fish

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    I'm more of an emacs person.

    (Sorry. Wrong forum, but I had to. And I use nano. I'm lame.)
     
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  4. rivers

    rivers PADI Pro

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  5. nolatom

    nolatom Captain

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    plain ole cheap-as-dirt pocket white slate with a golf pencil.
     
  6. victorzamora

    victorzamora Solo Diver

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    I've got one of the cheap multi-page wrist slates like Jim was talking about (bungee instead of o-rings). However, in stock form it SUCKED. I had to do a few mods to mine to make it perfect. First, and most importantly, I flipped the bungee over that holds the pages together. If not, the knots dig in to your arm if you're not wearing a long-sleeved wetsuit AND it reduces writable space. Secondly, I got rid of the goofy plastic clips that hold the pencil in place. That thing breaks my pencil on over half of the times I try to deploy it. I cut them off, sanded them down to flat, drilled 4 holes, and ran a piece of bungee through it to create two little loops to feed it through. Then, when installing the bungee on the wrist mount, I make sure all of the knots are away from my skin.
     
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  7. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    LOL! Yes, indeed. Obviously wasn't designed by a diver. -had one of those...

    I now use a piece of heatshrink tubing over the pencil, won't break. Sharpens just fine. Push it under the bungee that holds it to your wrist.
     
  8. randy88k5

    randy88k5 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yup. I do the same thing.
     
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  9. ajduplessis

    ajduplessis Solo Diver

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    Make them to your own needs. + you know it will last.
     
  10. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

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    I went with a DIY solution. See post #9 of this thread
     

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