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APEKS 18# Single Wing Compatability

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Comsys2, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Comsys2

    Comsys2 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida
    Greeting Board Members.

    I have enjoyed and benefited from all of your conversations. Thanks.

    One question remains unanswered for me; Compatibility of the APEKS 18# Single cylinder wing with generic Back Plates?

    I was given an APEKS 18# Single cylinder wing and I need a back plate.

    Can I use a Dive Rite plate or must I buy an APEKS plate in order for the tank band slots to line up?

    Unlike some wings I have seen (DR, DGX, DSS/Torus) that offer generous space for tank bands to pass. The Apeks 18# wing look suspiciously proprietary?
  2. Scott

    Scott Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
    I have an Apeks 30# on a Dive Rite plate. If you use assembly screws (sex bolts) the slots are just a little off for the cylinder bands so threading is a little snug, but no big deal.
  3. DanaHunt

    DanaHunt DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Watertown, NY
    I have an apeks 18lb wing. Do you need measurements ? I can get some tomorrow?
  4. Comsys2

    Comsys2 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida
    Thanks for the input Guys: No need for the measurements Dana, Scott says they should mate up, snug, but close enough. Cheers.
  5. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kents Store, VA
    I own an Apeks 18lb wing. You can dive it with Dive Rite, OMS, etc., etc.
  6. MSargeant

    MSargeant Nassau Grouper

    I have an Apeks backplate and it measures up to a "standard" steel, and a Halcyon BP so i'd imagine that it's universal.

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