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Got me a Halcyon

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by wheezy, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. wheezy

    wheezy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seal Beach, CA
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    Actually got me a Halcyon and a half! Worked a deal on a second plate they had that was used, added the cinch upgrade kit and a "parts kit" and boom, move my wing over and I have a nice travel setup. Went with the 40lb wing and the SS STA with the 6lb weight and weight pockets.

    Still could use a little help in fine tuning WHERE things should be in regards to the belt and rings for proper trim. Being 6'5" with short legs and a super long torso is challenging. I like the belt to be low but always ends up NEEDING to be a big higher than what I like. That said, I think I need a longer inflator hose and I'll be good to go.

    Gonna stop by the shop on the way home and see what they think about how I set it up. (I'm definitely no expert and could use a little guidance). Anyhow, just wanted to brag... errr share. :)
     
  2. guruboy

    guruboy Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. wheezy

    wheezy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seal Beach, CA
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    PERFECT!! Thanks Guru!!!

    Man, I sure wish conditions didn't suck right now here in So Cal. Can't wait to go dive this rig.
     
  4. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

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    Nice one, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The halcyon BP is a nice piece of kit. I wasn't sold on the cinch to start with, but a bit of fiddling and tweaking and I was happy. I tend to leave the left strap set and adjust the right for donning and doffing.
     
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  5. wheezy

    wheezy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seal Beach, CA
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    I loved Cinch right out of the box. I'm a BIG dude and being able to loosen for donning and doffing was what sold me on the Halcyon system to begin with. I was set on something a little more affordable but as soon as I tried it, that was it. Done and done! Can't wait to go dive.
     
  6. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
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    That’s why God created Catalina.
     
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  7. wheezy

    wheezy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seal Beach, CA
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    Haha. Spent all my money on gear and now can't afford to go dive.
     
  8. lowlysubaruguy

    lowlysubaruguy Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: The Gorge
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    Before you get a different inflator I’ll tell you what I noticed. And I’m short so my experience won’t be the same. I thought the inflator was real short to. However the design of that inflator makes it pull up into your body naturally. It’s not hanging down or flopping around. You also will not have to put as much effort into dumping air from your wing. I don’t think it was an oversight making it that short I think it’s made this way to create easier use and a more streamlined fit.

    Does your tank rock with the weight in the tank adapter. The weight on mine seems to be to thick the tank will not pull into the tank adapter right. I need to contact Halcyon about it but have forgotten.
     
  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Great Lakes
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    On the tank rocking when using weighted STA insert - Check the bolts. I was rocking so much I was easily spinning 360 in the pool in Dec. it turns out that one bolt was so loose it was almost coming out of the weighted insert. I took pics and sent them to Halcyon. They recommended I send it in for them to look at. Mine was 2 years old, only used in freshwater, and about 150 dives. I never got around to sending it in, although I need to. I’m concentrating on doubles mainly now.

    The standard 12” long corrugated hose was too short for me. I switched to 16” and I was much happier.
     
  10. lowlysubaruguy

    lowlysubaruguy Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: The Gorge
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    The tank hits the weight it can only contact one side of the tank adapter at a time so it rocks from side to side. It’s not a loose bolt.
     

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