Interesting Sherwood Octopus 2nd Stage

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Mordem

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Found this "interesting" Sherwood octopus second stage and would like to know the name of it and how it was used as it has a small hose coming out of the LP hose inlet. Never have seen such an unusual Sherwood product.
Any image showing how it was used will be appreciated! Thanks.
 

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It also acts as the BCD fill hose. You would need to donate your primary and use the octo for yourself.
 
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Got it... thanks!
 

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It's a Sherwood Shadow SRB3209.
Actually, together with the Minimus SRB3108 it had been pretty common in the early 90ties.
To me it's a substandard 2nd concerning the Cracking Effort and breathing comfort, but it's simple and reliable.
I wouldn't dive with it, there are better options, but I use a Minimus 2nd for my regulator testing equipment, don't want even to offer/sell it to another diver.
With the international implementation of the higher European CE Standards in '94-'96 that model was gone like many others of that era.
 

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Thank you Axxel57 for the detailed information provided. And also for the assembly and maintenance guides!!!!!! By the way I find most interesting how a second stage was practically "adapted" for acting as an octopus and also as a BCD inflator, Seems that Sherwood liked the concept so much that they also "adapted" another second stage for the same purpose. Enclosed the photos. Again, thanks!
 

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We have used them for 30 years. First the big version and then the smaller yellow one. Bulletproof and works well.
 

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