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How To Attach Bolt Snaps To Your Scuba Gear with Hair Ties!

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Macan, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Macan

    Macan Tech Instructor

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    The traditional way to attach Bolt Snaps to your Scuba gear is by using a cave line (the lines in the spool used by advanced and technical divers). This is good but an alternative and faster way is by using elastic Hair Ties - the Goody (TM) kind. Here’s a short video on how it’s done. Another Scuba Easy Fix from GoDivePH.

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  2. Martijn

    Martijn Instructor, Scuba

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    Looks nice!

    How long do they last ?
     
  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    slick!
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hate cave line for that purpose. Thin bungee works just fine for me.
     
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  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's pretty much what ponies are, right?
     
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  6. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yep, except I don’t have the hair elastics.
     
  7. sea_ledford

    sea_ledford Captain

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    Looks great for an SPG, but shouldn't primaries be quick release?



    You could probably do that with a hair tie as well with a few knots to make a dongle. Or maybe a tightened zip tie?
     
  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    They are - with scissors or knife (or strength).....
     
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  9. sea_ledford

    sea_ledford Captain

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    If you have to cut it, it isn't quick. Hair ties might be breakable by pulling, but thin bungee or cave line certainly isn't.

    Before I figured out the Dive Rite bungee loop trick, I used the thinnest zip tie and an o-ring so it was easy to break away. Sucked for training since once you broke it, your clip was done until you replaced the connection.
     
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  10. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Can you cite an ordinary example where it needs to be QR?

    FWIW I had a friend perfectly thread a length of steel rod/conduit/??? through a D-ring on his harness in low vis and travel a good distance and going deep into deco on the Empress Of Ireland.....

    He backed up to free himself....

    I would have cut my harness....
     

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