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single quick release on one shoulder strap?

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

  1. OneBrightGator

    OneBrightGator Instructor, Scuba

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    You could always cut a section of innertube like what's used to hold backup lights, just a little longer and pull it over the clasp of the buckle. Perhaps your diving is different then mine, but with the buckle in the right direction I don't see an entanglement concern.

    Plug, I don't have QRs on my harness, but if I were to use them I would say start with them 6" apart. I would imagine you'd want them far enough apart to let you out easier but not far enough that it would cause your rig to come off if they accidently unclipped. I would start with just one and see if that works before trying two.
     
  2. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just to say that I really LIKE the thinner, wobblier webbing. The stiff stuff gave me bruises on the insides of my arms, and it was very difficult to adjust if I went from cold to warm water. The wobbly stuff is more comfortable and far easier to adjust. I just have mine with the H's to the inside :)
     
  3. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I use two stainless steel twistlocks on the left shoulder strap. It would take an immense force to get them both to fail. I rarely use them, but they're there ... just in case.
     
  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    I like it much, much softer! The harness on my Deep Sea Supply is incredibly soft and supple.
     
  5. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Glad to hear your DSS Adjustable Pro-Fit harness is meeting your needs Pete.

    We use a "soft edge" webbing on our adjustable harness, and resin reinforced webbing in our Hogarthian Kit's.

    Tobin
     
  6. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    Instead of making the shoulder straps have buckle(s), why not make the harness adjustable? -like the old basic plastic backpacks.

    I added a stainless 2-inch oval ring to the waist area on each side of the plate which allows the should straps to expand by taking belt from the waist. I just losen the shoulder straps, put the tank on and then pull the waist strap to snug and then close the waist buckle. This means that I can use different exposure suits without any adjustment in the harness.

    It seems so simple, why haven't I seen it recommended?
     
  7. Plug

    Plug Instructor, Scuba

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    DumpsterDiver,

    would it be possible to get a piture of that set-up? I have not seen that type of set-up before.

    thanks
    Plug
     
  8. neil

    neil Dive Charter

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    Do you mean twistlock carabiners? Can't picture how you have that hooked up, can you describe it?
     
  9. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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  10. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No, twistlocks as used to be used on a wetsuit bevertail before velcro. If you need a photo I'll try and oblige.
     

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