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Question about my MachV

Discussion in 'Oxycheq' started by Jasonmh, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Patrick,

    Good to see you on here.
    I have a question about a MachV I got not too long ago. I was going thru my gear today, and I was having trouble getting the holes on my MachV to line up with my BP and STA. I have 2 sta's, 5 wings, and 4 backplates.... all of them have holes (or bolts in the case of the sta's) that are 11 inches apart (which seems to be about as standard as something gets on a BP/W), except for the MachV. It's holes are exactly 10.5 inches apart, so they don't line up with my STA's or the holes in my BPs. Even the holes on my Oxycheq doubles wing are 11" apart. Is this by design? Is it possible that I got one whose holes were not punched correctly?
    Thanks for any input you have, and I would be happy to take a picture of the measurement of the holes if you like.
    I love the quality of both my Oxycheq wings, very streamlined in the water.
    Thanks,
    Jason

    EDIT- I called a friend of mine who bought the same wing from the same dealer at the same time I did, and hers measures 11 inches at the center of the holes, so I am guess that mine was not punched correctly. I purchased it new from an Oxycheq dealer, and have the receipt, but the shop is not an Oxycheq dealer anymore. Is it possible for me to work directly with Oxycheq to get it replaced? Thanks again.
     
  2. DwainT

    DwainT Contributor

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    Jason,

    Contact us during the week @ 850-482-0385.

    Best Regards,

    Dwain
     
  3. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Will do, thanks Dwain.
     
  4. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My wing is on it's way to you. Thanks for taking care of it, really appreciate the help.
    Take care,
    Jason
     
  5. Patrick

    Patrick Contributor

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    Hi Jason,

    It arrived. Will get it back to you ASAP.

    Best regards,

    Patrick
    OxyCheq
     
  6. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    Interesting - I have a Mach V that suffers from almost the same "problem." Though I haven't measured the distance between the holes, I do need to stretch the wing ever so slightly to get the holes on the wing to align with the screws on my Halcyon STA (which does align perfectly with the holes on all of my BPs.)
     
  7. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    I've found the same thing, but usually if the wing gets wet, the material between the holes will stretch just slightly allowing every thing to line up. Or, just leave the rig together once you get it set up.
     
  8. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Appreciate the idea, but mine was so far off that even soaking wet I couldn't stretch it enough to make it. Thanks though.
     
  9. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    We had one like that too and sent it in- at least they were quick to fix it and send it back!
     
  10. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yup, I got it back real quick, and now it fits!
     

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