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Straegen
03-28-2009, 18:32
Anyone use Ty-Raps rather than the standard zip ties? I long ago switched to using them for dirt biking since they are significantly sturdier than a standard ziptie. Just wondering in a marine environment if anyone has seen any issues with them.

Cool Tools: Ty-Rap Zip Ties (http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/002980.php)

Flatliner
03-28-2009, 21:46
I have never tested them, but I do have a link in my favorites. My concern has always been rust when used in salt water as they have metal in them rather than just nylon

Landlocked Amphibian
03-28-2009, 21:58
DeepSeaSupply uses these to secure the corrugated hose to the inflator. I don't know if there is an issue with rusting. Apparently DeepSeaSupply thinks the risk is worth the extra strengtt, but I don't know.

acamato
03-28-2009, 22:46
If you want to see how the stainless locking device will hold up. Tie on around something on your rin and dive with it to see how it will hold up over time. If they are using a 304 or 316 grade stainless it should hold up..

Here the Thomas & Betts link to them: http://www.tnb.com/contractor/docs/tyrap.pdf

Straegen
03-28-2009, 23:51
I decided to use them on my corrugate inflator hose earlier today. I can always remove them, but looks like they will be just fine if DSS uses them. Course there are dozens of TyRaps. Hopefully they are happy with the standard variety. They are SS, but don't know the grade.

mangrovejack
03-29-2009, 00:01
They are the only zip ties that I use after being told by Tobin that they are the only one's he uses on his wings. I like the fact they are infinitely adjustable.

mksmith713
03-30-2009, 09:56
Are these adjustable after the fact?
Tryting to loosen a zip tie is a royal PITA......

Straegen
03-30-2009, 10:13
No... they are actually extremely hard to loosen, but that is a good thing to me.

captain
04-03-2009, 21:31
I used them for years, no rust problems.

clararhb
04-05-2009, 11:06
I have seen them on rental gear. Not that it means anything. Good to know that Tobin likes them.