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single quick release on one shoulder strap?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Codyjp, May 30, 2006.

  1. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

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    I buy my webbing from FredT. I haven't been able to find a local supplier, and Fred has the best price for the stiffer webbing.
     
  2. CIBDiving

    CIBDiving Solo Diver

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    Good Idea. My old BP had 3 large snaps on the shoulder.

    There isn't any sewing involed - you use 2 stainless 'weight keepers' ( the kind that is unseriated) and a couple of bicycle innertube pieces. fold the webbing through the QR and the 'keeper' and use a innertube section to keep the loose end of the webbing tucked away. That way an in the field repair is possible if a break happens - Of course you'de need to carry a spare 2" QR.
     
  3. O2BBubbleFree

    O2BBubbleFree Solo Diver

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    Makes sense. Don't know why I didn't think of that.
     
  4. GreenDiverDown

    GreenDiverDown Instructor, Scuba

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    Rob, Is Fred's webbing different than the stuff from reefscuba.com?
     
  5. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

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    Stephen, I haven't seen the webbing from reefscuba.com other than on the website. I think Fred's stuff is a little stiffer, though. PM me a mailing address and I'll send you a sample to check out.
     
  6. SwimJim

    SwimJim Manta Ray

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    Shoulder quick release is the way we used to do things thirty years ago. I got away from it with the advent of BC's. I'm transforming once again to a bpw set up. Don't think I'll go back to the shoulder buckle though. One more thing to go wrong.

    Jim
     
  7. OneBrightGator

    OneBrightGator Instructor, Scuba

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    If you use a Fastex-type QR, you can actually keep a continuous harness by spacing the clips any distance apart then just folding the webbing over.

    If you cut the webbing, I'd suggest using a standard metal buckle, I know lots of people who do this without a problem.
     
  8. rickyd

    rickyd Solo Diver

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    Wish I found this tip/idea of not cutting the webbing, but just leaving an extra length between the clips.

    I don't like the idea of the metal buckle thou. I would think there is an entaglement problem where the buckle can be pulled open. For the waist, no big deal, but on my shoulder I'd be wary.
     
  9. Plug

    Plug Instructor, Scuba

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    OneBrightGator,

    Nice idea how far apart do you place yours? I am in the process of changing to a plate and clips was the one thing I wanted to add. Once, a long time ago my shoulder clips got me out of some trouble and I don't like the thought of being with out them.

    Plug
     
  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Have you seen Deep Sea Supply's harness? I call this type of rig "Modified Hogarthian". You can see it at Deep Sea Supply
     

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