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    Secure octo-inflator to BC

    Is there a good way to secure the octo-inflator (SS1) to the BC so it doesn't fall and drag?

    Obviously the inflator needs to be free enough to be usable.
    But the octo needs to be secured so it doesn't drag - e.g. and collect sand on the bottom and then freeflow.

    thanks

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    This thread from September might be helpful...

    http://forum.scubatoys.com/showthread.php?p=67184
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    Some good thoughts there!
    Thanks

    I was hoping there was some "official" device that I could buy on ST to solve this problem. I'm not much of a tinkerer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JugglingMonkeys View Post
    Is there a good way to secure the octo-inflator (SS1) to the BC so it doesn't fall and drag?

    Obviously the inflator needs to be free enough to be usable.
    But the octo needs to be secured so it doesn't drag - e.g. and collect sand on the bottom and then freeflow.
    Are you diving a BPW? If so I can tell you what to do.
    Last edited by Splitlip; 10-06-2007 at 09:55.
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    No. A Scubapro Knighthawk. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JugglingMonkeys View Post
    No. A Scubapro Knighthawk. Any ideas?
    tremtech is on it.

    With my wings I used to have an over size bungee loop between the webbing and the triglide that secures the left chest d-ring. Much like the loop normally used to retain the LP hose on a conventional BPW set up. (Just retaining the LP hose by itself might work to your satisfaction.)

    I used a 19" corrugated hose with the SS1 and easily slid the entire hose assembly through the loop by removing the SS1.

    This kept the SS1 in close enough. In a horizontal position it might dangle a few inches, but never dragged unless I was working a hole on my belly. But then anything would be in the sand.
    This also allowed me to have enough reach to vent and breath.

    Sorry. only pics I have are on a PC that was hit during a lightning storm.

    Neighbor's got a Knighthawk. If I see him I'll see if it would work. Matter of fact, he has an Air-2. I'll get back.

    edit:
    Here you can (barely) see the bungee loop on the left d-ring retaining the LP hose
    Last edited by Splitlip; 10-06-2007 at 13:55. Reason: added pic
    Tim "The Star and Crescent shall not be worn by every man, but only by him who is worthy to wear it. He must be a gentleman... a man of honor and courage... a man of zeal, yet humble... an intelligent man...a man of truth... one who tempers action with wisdom and, above all else, one who walks in the light of God."

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    Looks great. Thanks guys!

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