Emergency - Broken Port Lock
Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:19 AM
I was packing up my camera gear and noticed that one of the port locks on my Ikelite housing is broken. I still have the two lock system not the four, so this is a bit of a problem. We leave tomorrow for the red sea and I can't find anyone in London with a replacement part.
Considering gluing the broken port lock in the closed position as I can still take both my macro port and my 8" dome port off and on with only one lock functioning. Is this a terrible idea? What type of glue would work that I could get very last minute from a hardware store in London?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:30 AM
Edited by blibecap, 06 September 2011 - 04:34 AM.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:56 PM
Some people used to use electrical/gaffa tape as extra protection with Ikelite port locks to hold the port on, if you do try glue, Id suggest that as an extra.
Edited by Otara, 06 September 2011 - 04:05 PM.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:34 PM
Edited by Deep6, 06 September 2011 - 05:34 PM.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:06 PM
I am also heading for a liveaboard tomorrow. I am leaving from Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam.
I am happy to lent you an Ikelite portlock from my old housing if we can arrange to meet somewhere. I am in Port Ghalib thursday night around 23.00h (I guess).
Edited by DuikKees, 07 September 2011 - 09:55 AM.
Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:25 AM
DuikKees - We actually did leave from Port Ghalib as well, what boat were you on? Thanks for the offer, nice to be part of such a great community! Hope you had a great trip.
Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:13 AM
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:27 AM
I was on the MY Obsession, we had a fun week with the diveclub.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:35 AM
Finally finished editing photos and once again was reminded how lucky I am to have someone come to my rescue!
Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:46 AM
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