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mksmith713
02-27-2009, 13:50
I'm using a life jacket to build a homemade SASY rig for my little one and was wondering if anyone has gone this route or has everyone ponied up the $600. to buy one off the shelf?

CPTOZZY
02-28-2009, 09:48
I'm using a life jacket to build a homemade SASY rig for my little one and was wondering if anyone has gone this route or has everyone ponied up the $600. to buy one off the shelf?

What is a SASY rig?

mike_s
02-28-2009, 10:24
I'm using a life jacket to build a homemade SASY rig for my little one and was wondering if anyone has gone this route or has everyone ponied up the $600. to buy one off the shelf?

THere is a company online that you can buy "just the BC" from... I found it via google, but I think they might be a distributor and not an end seller.

LP has a complete set made by H2Odysessy, but it's upwards of $600 bucks.

Every now and then you see them on Craigslist or EBAY. but they are so popular they go fast.



What is a SASY rig?


SASY stand for something like "surfaced air supplied youth".

It's basically a youth BC that is stuffed with foam like a life jacket so the youth can't go underwater. then you put a 13cf or 19cf pony bottle on the back and a reg.

Oceanic, Aqualung, etc sold these as a "setup" for many years. The reg as a smaller mouthpiece and the pressure gauge was basically "Green", "Yellow", "Red" for how much air was left. It had no octo or no inflator hose to keep it simple (and to keep other kids from breathing off the octo).

It is basically snorkeling from the surface using a regulator, so the kids can "be cool like dad" using SCUBA in the pool (without going under).


Here is an example pic

http://www.custombuoyancy.com/images/sasy_lrg.jpg

mtdew1213
03-04-2009, 11:43
SCUBAPRO SASY kids surface scuba tank regulator jacket - eBay (item 120386922899 end time Mar-10-09 21:37:17 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/SCUBAPRO-SASY-kids-surface-scuba-tank-regulator-jacket_W0QQitemZ120386922899QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_ DefaultDomain_0?hash=item120386922899&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50)


just though i would put on here that on i was browesing on ebay and found one on there for 399 and though i would post here for anyone that might wont to get one

mike_s
03-04-2009, 15:27
SCUBAPRO SASY kids surface scuba tank regulator jacket - eBay (item 120386922899 end time Mar-10-09 21:37:17 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/SCUBAPRO-SASY-kids-surface-scuba-tank-regulator-jacket_W0QQitemZ120386922899QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_ DefaultDomain_0?hash=item120386922899&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50)


just though i would put on here that on i was browesing on ebay and found one on there for 399 and though i would post here for anyone that might wont to get one


It's amazing that they get that much for these things "used".

but I guess there is a limited supply of them.

Aquintero
06-11-2009, 16:57
i got one for my little bro they are amazing

jupitertreasures
09-28-2009, 08:37
Just take a pony bottle bag, sew it onto the back of and standard life jacket and you have one for less than $50.
Get a small mouthpiece to replace the adult sized one and let them use the octo on your back up regs as octo's are usually lighter than 2nd stage regs.