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1960 DA Aquamaster

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Paladin, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Paladin

    Paladin Solo Diver

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    Thanks, Luis!:D
     
  2. sawracer

    sawracer Angel Fish

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    Way to go! I'm on the hunt for a double hose reg myself!
     
  3. Paladin

    Paladin Solo Diver

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  4. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Not sure I would recommend those for a first time buyer. If the price is right, you have some experience with the regs and some spare parts- some parts you are going to need are missing and to my knowledge there are no replacements for them- they would be fine but as a first DH reg, they are not the best choice. You are going to spend $150ish each in parts plus finding and buying the missing ones, then if you have them serviced by someone whos knows how - considering these are in rough shape and this would be a first DH reg- you are going to spend another $70ish on service work. And this assumes they are OK inside, not always a good bet. Unless you get them for a very good price, you can buy a totally restored one from VDH (Vintage Double Hose) for around the same price and you can be sure it's in perfect diving condition.
     
  5. Paladin

    Paladin Solo Diver

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    My bad. I forgot that not everyone likes to tinker with old regulators.
     
  6. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Not a bad, just a slightly different perspective. The one that is more or less complete has a lot of corrosion and I am guessing it may also be pretty bad inside the reg body. Also, the can top is not correct for the backs- it's shinny which makes me wonder how many other parts are missing or messed up.......now for a couple of reg junkies like us, if the price is right, even trashed I can use some of the parts for a future Frankenstine reg. :)
     
  7. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    I'm not sure that you saw this, but these are two different regulators; one is a DA Aquamaster, and the other is a DA Aqualung (its predecessor). The DA Aqualung is missing parts, which include the horseshoe/seat (which is on the horseshoe for this regulator). The DA Aquamaster is in bad shape, and may need a bunch of new parts because of corrosion. This is a work for someone very familiar with both regulators.

    SeaRat
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  8. Paladin

    Paladin Solo Diver

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  9. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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  10. SwimJim

    SwimJim Manta Ray

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    The first DA Aquamasters used DA Navy bodies that had new holes tapped to accept the new horseshoe configuration. They used them up, then the hooka port appeared. I had one of those, but sold it some time ago. I've got pictures of it somewhere buried in the archives.
     

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