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    I have no idea how deepseasupply got into bungee mounts for computers/compasses, but I'm glad they did. I have a DSS bp, harness, two wings, and a host of other things... the customer service from that place is on par with scubatoys.

    https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=47
    bungee cord sold seperatly: https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=1316

    well worth checking out. my 2 cents is go ahead and order it. they're in california for shipping reference.

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    I needed a few other things so i ended up ordering from ST. I got the oceanic wrist mounted compass. After looking at them side by side there wasn't enough difference to justify the price difference.......but thats just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompuDude View Post
    This topic comes up over and over again, and every time, the overwhelming majority end up recommending:

    Suunto SK-7 in a DSS bungee wrist-mount.
    I just moved an SK7 from a retractor to a DSS wrist mount boot, works great and nothing dangling.
    Jim

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    Finally got around to posting a pic of how I keep my compass. It's a Suunto SK7 in the stock Suunto modular gauge end. I ran a single length of bungee starting at one of the two mounting holes through the "end" piece (where a clip could be attached) and back to the other mounting hole (see pic). This allows me to slide part of it over my gigantic dryglove rings and hold the compass in my hand for navigation while the other end of the loop stays at my wrist. If I let go of the compass it stays on my hand, sliding it back onto my arm is quick and easy.
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    Whatever compass you choose to use, just don't decide, while on a dive, it's wrong! And, don't move your wrist,console, whatever, sideways, keep it steady. When I have to rely on a compass, I hold my compass right against the breastbone(?) (aka cleavage spot), thumb resting on it, so as not to reposition the compass.
    With the privilege of diving, comes the responsibility of conservation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plot View Post
    I have no idea how deepseasupply got into bungee mounts for computers/compasses, but I'm glad they did. I have a DSS bp, harness, two wings, and a host of other things... the customer service from that place is on par with scubatoys.

    https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=47
    bungee cord sold seperatly: https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=1316

    well worth checking out. my 2 cents is go ahead and order it. they're in california for shipping reference.
    The only complaint I have about the bungee cord DSS sells is that it is almost too thin for their mount. I wish I had some cord that was just a little bit thicker so if you need to tighten the compass the cord won't slide back so easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boates View Post
    Whatever compass you choose to use, just don't decide, while on a dive, it's wrong! And, don't move your wrist,console, whatever, sideways, keep it steady. When I have to rely on a compass, I hold my compass right against the breastbone(?) (aka cleavage spot), thumb resting on it, so as not to reposition the compass.
    On the other hand, if you're diving near a steel-hulled wreck, or oil rigs with metal legs, don't assume your compass is right... because it likely isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlane View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by plot View Post
    I have no idea how deepseasupply got into bungee mounts for computers/compasses, but I'm glad they did. I have a DSS bp, harness, two wings, and a host of other things... the customer service from that place is on par with scubatoys.

    https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=47
    bungee cord sold seperatly: https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=1316

    well worth checking out. my 2 cents is go ahead and order it. they're in california for shipping reference.
    The only complaint I have about the bungee cord DSS sells is that it is almost too thin for their mount. I wish I had some cord that was just a little bit thicker so if you need to tighten the compass the cord won't slide back so easily.
    Readily-available 3/16" bungee sits pretty tight. That's what I use, and my threading method replies on the bungee not moving easily to keep it's setting.

    Tobin actually special orders the thinner stuff on purpose because it's easier on the mount material. Give him a call and he can explain the reasons, but it was a very deliberate decision on his part.

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    What's a good place to find 3/16" bungee? Do REI or Bass Pro Shops or similar outdoor stores carry it? Mainly I'm looking for a brick & mortar store to pick some up.

    Quote Originally Posted by CompuDude View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vlane View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by plot View Post
    I have no idea how deepseasupply got into bungee mounts for computers/compasses, but I'm glad they did. I have a DSS bp, harness, two wings, and a host of other things... the customer service from that place is on par with scubatoys.

    https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=47
    bungee cord sold seperatly: https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=1316

    well worth checking out. my 2 cents is go ahead and order it. they're in california for shipping reference.
    The only complaint I have about the bungee cord DSS sells is that it is almost too thin for their mount. I wish I had some cord that was just a little bit thicker so if you need to tighten the compass the cord won't slide back so easily.
    Readily-available 3/16" bungee sits pretty tight. That's what I use, and my threading method replies on the bungee not moving easily to keep it's setting.

    Tobin actually special orders the thinner stuff on purpose because it's easier on the mount material. Give him a call and he can explain the reasons, but it was a very deliberate decision on his part.
    "It is better to be hurt on the surface, than dead on the bottom."

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    Last edited by Lone Frogman; 04-20-2010 at 02:42.
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