• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Project Argonaut, totally new, vintage style DH regulator

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Luis H, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Maine
    2,987
    1,278
    113
    Wow, In less than eight hours it has exceeded its goal.

    ---------- Post added January 10th, 2014 at 05:01 PM ----------

    Note: I just notice that there are still 5 regulator that can be purchased with the promotion.
    You can also get a discount and put on the waiting list with some of the pledges.
     
  2. shortdivemedic

    shortdivemedic ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Riyadh KSA
    267
    85
    28
    Luis
    I know I signed on and the goal was almost reached . Wow it was quick
     
  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    14,884
    16,315
    113
    WOW! >150% of funding goal attained, and all units claimed! Nice!!!!!!
     
  4. Bhtmec2

    Bhtmec2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Puerto Rico
    493
    120
    0
    Signed on and donated. Looking forward to seeing this new reg out. It looks great...
     
  5. reefrat

    reefrat Manta Ray

    # of Dives:
    Location: Houston Texas and Grand Turk
    545
    202
    43
    And now it appears that red hoses might be an option!!!
    Very tempting, but if my wife decides that the red hoses match her Christian Louboutin shoes that could be a real problem!
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    14,884
    16,315
    113
    under the "old school" fashion statement, I'm thinking Kraken patches are a necessary item......
     
  7. dmoore19

    dmoore19 Denizen of the PUB ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Frozen He**, Stay Away!
    98,188
    123,866
    113
    Late to the party again. Did the $100 pledge. All else sold out before I got here.

    Excited to see the real thing. I have never seen one in use, lots of pics and of course Mike Nelson used one..........
     
  8. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

    11,975
    2,150
    113
    The fictional character, Mike Nelson, would have loved to have had a Kraken, but alas, fifty years ago all he had was a dinky Voit, silly man. He was a captive of his time, like all of us. Finally, like President Obama suggested, it is time to put the past behind and move on. The Kraken does that. Too bad the president did not follow his own advice.


    If red is an option, I want it. I am so sick of black everything. I am not into the military black thing (If I had life to do over again, I would consider it more strongly). I think branding is important and when I see the grey hoses, I think of Voit, when I see yellow hoses I think of USD. Red is the Argonaut, it already has the red label.

    Nem
     
  9. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
    9,635
    2,361
    113
    Don't know about a patch but I do hope the Tshirts are offered later, I would like one of those.
    As for the red hoses, I think they will be an option although it may be limited depending on how many are bought, you never know about what people will buy. I am kind of torn on them, at first I really did not like them but once installed on a reg with all the clamps in place they grow on you. I have a dive trip planned in the next few months and I think I will install them on my reg and see how they look underwater and what kind of reaction I get from other divers.
     

    Attached Files:

    superstar, WetLens, D_B and 3 others like this.
  10. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Maine
    2,987
    1,278
    113
    I just got this pictures of the new yoke from Bryan.


    No, they are not going to be gold plated. These are actually just an unfinished (not-plated) highly polished brass parts. I am looking forward to see it once it with the final coating.


    I designed the new yoke to easily handle any high pressure tank, with plenty excess capacity.






    [​IMG]






    [​IMG]








    Here are shots of the 3D model.






    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]
     
    couv likes this.

Share This Page