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#1 RebreatherDave

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:18 PM

What means of securing via a tether do you all like to use so your housing does not swim the opposite direction as you do, especially if you need to have both hands free at times?
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:26 PM

I use cave line and a bolt snap so I can temporarily clip off the housing during deco etc.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:48 PM

How about a coiled lanyard.


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Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:22 PM

I also use a coiled lanyard.

I attach it to my D-ring at all times.

it is also useful when I'm at a safety stop or when i want to switch to my compact digicam.
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:36 PM

Anywhere on the net you can buy one of those swanky coiled lanyards?
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 03:11 PM

I like that black skanky, oops, I mean swanky coiled lanyard, BUT.....what goes through my mind is the same thing that goes through my mind when I have a $2000 Cochran helium 2 Po2 computer on a retractable lanyard: the plastic coily is going to snap and I am not going to feel it, and somewhere 1000 feet back there somewhere is my $15K rig.....
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 04:47 PM

I like that black skanky, oops, I mean swanky coiled lanyard, BUT.....what goes through my mind is the same thing that goes through my mind when I have a $2000 Cochran helium 2 Po2 computer on a retractable lanyard: the plastic coily is going to snap and I am not going to feel it, and somewhere 1000 feet back there somewhere is my $15K rig.....

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Cave-line is strong, inexpensive, and it does not entangle easy either... :lol:

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 07:07 PM

I have used the coil lanyard for years and it is solid Dave. I highly recommend this.
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:29 PM

Mine's made from marine-grade shock cord from a windsurfer/canoeing shop. It's lasted years. It's double (one length tied to each handle) and leads to a single stainless bolt snap that I find easiest to get off when hanging on the dive platform in a big sea.

The length of the lanyard is finely-tuned so that I can "push" the housing against it at arm's length and stretch it a wee bit to get some extra camera steadiness.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:25 PM

I like that black skanky, oops, I mean swanky coiled lanyard, BUT.....what goes through my mind is the same thing that goes through my mind when I have a $2000 Cochran helium 2 Po2 computer on a retractable lanyard: the plastic coily is going to snap and I am not going to feel it, and somewhere 1000 feet back there somewhere is my $15K rig.....

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Except that the swanky coiled lanyard has a cable in the center of it.

Not likely to snap anytime soon.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:29 PM

Anywhere on the net you can buy one of those swanky coiled lanyards?

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Leisurepro, Scubatoys, eBay...Google Cetacea Lanyards for dozens of options.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 12:11 AM

For that added sense of unbeatable security, one can rely on the gear that climbers are using to dangle off rock-faces......

Second hand (used passed its safety specifications already) parts are a far better bet as it's pretty pricey gear to go chucking into the ocean.....

A simple lanyard / sling plus a carabiner to clip your gear to you and you're away.....

Don't forget a good solid metal D-ring on your BC to clip the 'biner onto.... I've seen someone using his little plastic "d-ring" on a dodgy old BC..... of course, it broke.......

Ebay is full of this gear at next to nothing prices.....

The 'biner will stick pretty quickly without a dab of oil - simple cooking oil does the trick at lubricating the moving parts for a few months of daily diving and - of course - fresh-water rinsing......

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 04:15 AM

For that added sense of unbeatable security, one can rely on the gear that climbers are using to dangle off rock-faces......

Second hand (used passed its safety specifications already) parts are a far better bet as it's pretty pricey gear to go chucking into the ocean.....

A simple lanyard / sling plus a carabiner to clip your gear to you and you're away.....

Don't forget a good solid metal D-ring on your BC to clip the 'biner onto.... I've seen someone using his little plastic "d-ring" on a dodgy old BC..... of course, it broke.......

Ebay is full of this gear at next to nothing prices.....

The 'biner will stick pretty quickly without a dab of oil - simple cooking oil does the trick at lubricating the moving parts for a few months of daily diving and - of course - fresh-water rinsing......

Chris

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Be careful. A lot of climbing carabiners are not stainless steel and not meant to be used underwater. They can stick, rust and lock into position.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:07 AM

Dave,

This is what I used on my old PD-170 Gates housing.

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The front lanyard was just to keep the flimsy lens cover on for protection of the Fathom lens during transport and handling in and out of the water. It also enabled me to clip off the lens cover to a bungee loop in one of my leg pockets so I did not risk loosing it if I pulled something else out from that pocket.

A simple but strong solution.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 07:17 AM

Yes, Ron or Rosa,

I specifically made that point in the final words of the post from which you have chosen to quote me...

"The 'biner will stick pretty quickly without a dab of oil - simple cooking oil does the trick at lubricating the moving parts for a few months of daily diving and - of course - fresh-water rinsing......"

Point being that my 'biner has been used daily for 800-odd dives, it seized up once. A drop of vegetable oil in the join, followed by some vigarous working backward and forward a few times and Hey Presto, the gate sprang back into its closed position immediately..... that was 4 months ago, it is still working impeccably.....

No corrosion present either.....

Thank you for reiterating my words, though........

Chris :lol:

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 08:12 AM

I have always used an eye bolt which is connected to the handle crossbar of my Gates housing and clip from my bc to it. I also have a lanyard that generally comes with dive lights around the handle which I always use. -Steve B)
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