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antacid

Member Since 05 May 2006
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In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

30 January 2012 - 11:36 PM

yup.. my strap broke on one end at 200 dives and is now half broken on the buckle side at 220 dives... antacid can u show detailed way how u weave the threading/braid?
also I have a small wrist how do i securely sit it on my arm cos even at the last two buckles it keeps sliding off and dangles at the wrist

The transmitter is showing 30 extra bars since 160 dives!!
How do I recalibrate it ? Anyone can advise? I email UWATEC but had no answers


I'm on my 3rd strap in 3 years.. and I've gotten quite paranoid, so I've threaded the strap with braided fishing line. This way, if the strap breaks it'll still stay on my wrist. I'll post pictures of how it looks like when I get home.

And I just had another amazing encounter with the Sol... at the end of the dive as I was climbing up onto the boat, I checked the dive computer and everything was fine. I took off the BCD, put my hand on the ladder and found that my Sol was all black. The silver faceplate and plastic screen protector had fallen off! Anyway, the Sol now looks more compact and cool without the faceplate, except it now has 4 ugly white patches in the corner which must have been the sticky tape holding the faceplate in place. :)

In Topic: Custom Neoprene Cover for Zen Mini Dome on my Nikon D7000 Nauticam rig - So n...

09 October 2011 - 10:23 PM

thanks for sharing!

just a thought - how about adding that nylon loop across all the existing port covers that you already own? seems like quite a simple job to stitch it over the neoprene.

it's a great fix, by the way. i'm going to try it out and see what monstrosity i come up with. :D

In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

18 September 2011 - 07:28 AM

My strap fell off the other day and I had to search for about 5 minutes to find the computer! Luckily it was shallow - would have been a pain on a deep wall!

Alex


Alex I'm sure that gave you a heart attack! My strap was actually pretty brittle. I could break it just by folding it in half. I'm wondering if this is a batch problem as someone mentioned earlier, or it's common.

In Topic: Inon D2000S and Ikelite DS51

15 September 2011 - 07:46 PM

i've used a DS51 with inon D2000 before.

THe DS51 was connected to the camera housing using the eletrical sync cord so I get TTL. The D2000 was on the other strobe arm, and i left the fibre-optic sensor open and pointed towards the DS51. The D2000 was on STTL mode.

With this arrangement, I get TTL strobe control from both strobes, and no extra cords running between the DS51 and D2000

In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

15 September 2011 - 06:55 PM

Dive 150 now, and I've just had my second strap break on me. Anyone else has this problem?

The funny thing is the straps break where there is no stress. This time, the excess length of the strap broke for no reason. I didn't get it caught on anything. After a couple of dives on a recent trip, I found that the strap had broken about halfway down the width. It's that part where you tuck the excess length into the back of the dive computer.



And here's an update on my strap woes. The 2nd strap finally broke clean through about 2 holes away from the dive computer. I wear my dive computer 4-5 holes away, so this would have caused me to lose the dive computer if I didn't realise it.

I'm on to my 3rd strap, and am now reinforcing it so that if the strap breaks again I won't have to do another search and recovery underwater. Imagine if I was diving at Sipadan! Then it would have been bye bye Sol, hellp Uemis... :)

ANyway, just thought I'd share how I'm reinforcing it. Got this idea from my friend, who said to weave braided-line (30lb breaking strength) through the strap and tie it off at the pin. This way, if the strap breaks the braided line will still keep it attached to the pin, and hopefully the dive computer on my wrist.

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