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Mike126
07-12-2007, 10:24
I have a guage console that has a small slate on the back. I've always mounted my pencil on a teather and wither let it hang loose (which I don't like) or rubber band it to the console. I'm looking for other ideas that people use to mount/store their slate pencil.
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cummings66
07-12-2007, 12:15
Mine is banded to theslate itself.

TAH 73
07-12-2007, 12:24
What about a small piece of velcro on the pencil/console ?
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CompuDude
07-12-2007, 13:55
Velcro won't necessarily hold well once it gets wet, and the glue of the velcro itself may not hold, either. Most people I see have a length of surgical tubing attached to the slate, which you stick the non-pointy end of the pencil into and seems to hold pretty well.

Mine tucks into my wetnotes, but for a regular slate, the rubberband idea is probably best.

MEL-DC Diver
07-12-2007, 16:10
Put it in the pencil holder on the desk, where it belongs! Make funny faces and use excitable hand gestures to get your point across under water. Couldn't be easier.
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jacewindu
07-12-2007, 16:36
or just take the reg out and try yelling... my personal fave

cummings66
07-12-2007, 18:07
Put it in the pencil holder on the desk, where it belongs! Make funny faces and use excitable hand gestures to get your point across under water. Couldn't be easier.
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<DIV>You must be the guy I thought was having a heart attack due to all the wild gesturinghttp://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif</DIV>
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<DIV>I've only used mine to show a search pattern I wanted to perform and the depths we're going to be at. Most stuff I seem to get otherwise and if I don't I nod knowinglyhttp://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif</DIV>
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<DIV>Just kidding folks.http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif</DIV>

Mike126
07-12-2007, 20:16
Ok maybe I'm a nerd... I use a pencil to write down mystart times, temps, etc. I'm still in the world of analog gauges! And, I have a short term memory problem....http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

MEL-DC Diver
07-12-2007, 20:21
Ok maybe I'm a nerd... I use a pencil to write down mystart times, temps, etc. I'm still in the world of analog gauges! And, I have a short term memory problem....http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Serious Question - After doing all that stuff, is there any air left in your tank?smileys/smiley17.gif

cummings66
07-12-2007, 20:41
I used to do all of that before I got my VT3. In my opinion the best reason for owning an AI dive computer is it will keep track of all of that stuff freeing me to enjoy the dive.
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