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How do you secure your SMB spool?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by idrivea911, May 9, 2020.

  1. Ryan Mcshane

    Ryan Mcshane Nassau Grouper

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    I’ve never understood why SM divers go to all that effort to be “streamlined” then clip off a bunch of arse barnacles to their butt d ring.​
     
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  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Spare mouth piece?
     
  3. Skulmoski

    Skulmoski Barracuda

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    I have the small Apeks lifeline spool (15 m) with a small 1m DSMB. I clip off the spool as shown in the Apeks video. Both spool and DSMB are stored and clipped inside my Apeks Tech shorts. Bomber proof.
     
  4. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Because it's all sitting in your shadow where it probably makes the turbulence effects worse. Whereas clipped off to a front d-ring, it contributes to drag. I expect at a diver's speed the effect of the latter is much more noticeable than that of the former.
     
  5. RyanT

    RyanT ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As per the OP, on more than one occasion, I've watched clipped off smbs unspool. Just put it in a pocket.
     
  6. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

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    Arse barnacles! Nicking that one :thumb:
     
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  7. PullYourselfTogetherMan

    PullYourselfTogetherMan Nassau Grouper

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    SMB attaches to the spool with a double-ender and is stashed in the left leg pocket.
     
  8. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    You guys that carry them in a pocket - do you use it every dive or are you carry it for a backup/emergency type thing??

    If you used it every dive, would you still carry it in a pocket?
     
  9. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Banned ScubaBoard Supporter

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    UM...

    This has worked very well for me for a long time...

    I have a bungee loop holding the double dog tight to the finger spool...will not un-spool until the bungee has been removed...

    OMS pockets are large...more than enough room for a rolled up 3 meter long sea sausage...

    W...

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  10. hammet

    hammet Manta Ray

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    I don't have pockets. :(
     
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