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hogarthian rig and a HP transmitter

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by LanceRiley, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

    If that is the concern, then I would use a longer hose and bungee it to my shoulder strap. I would not have a "curb feeler / catfish whisker" hanging off my 1st stage.
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  2. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
    I'm happy with my setup.
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  3. ozJohnno

    ozJohnno Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne Australia

    I thought the whole idea of a hog rig was to eliminate as many points of failure as possible. I like having the backup of a mechanical SPG (on my left post) to the transmitter I have on the right post when it comes to reading gas left in my tank
  4. Hickdive

    Hickdive Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Glasgow, UK
    Exactly, which is why I wouldn't have a transmitter in the first place.

    But if you're going to accept the introduction of a failure point then you might as well not lose the additional information gained by having cylinder pressure data coming from the left post.

    If you have the transmitter on the right you have not only gained a failure point but the temptation to rely on the transmitted data rather than unclipping, reading, and re-clipping the SPG. If you still unclip and re-clip the SPG what is the point of the transmitter? Gas consumption can easily be worked out without needing a computer.
  5. blake7

    blake7 DIR Practitioner

    Just wanted to re-post what someone else had posted about Steve Bogaerts having switched to just using transmitters instead of analog SPGs for all his diving (both CCR and SM): Steve Bogaerts
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  6. ozJohnno

    ozJohnno Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne Australia
    Don't worry mate, I practice unclipping, reading, and clipping again at the beginning of each dive right after I do my S
    Yes, I accepted the failure point but I figured if it was backed up with a mechanical device it would be ok.

    It's nice to be spoon-fed by my computer, I just don't totally rely on it

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