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Teric bungee mount adapter?

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by northernone, May 31, 2018.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    I did that in another thread. 0.07 inches.....a 1/16 bungee will fit through the hole. Kinda weak....
  2. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manassas, VA
    LOL After looking at it and thinking about it more, I was pretty sure it could.

    I should receive mine on Monday. I will put it together and post a picture. See if anybody has a suggestion for a better way than what I come up with.

    Thanks. 1/16 definitely sounds skinnier than what I would like.... I mean, 1/16 is skinny!!

    I wonder if there is some kind of metal split-ring or tiny shackle or something like that, that you put through the individual lugs (in place of the strap pins). Then attach thicker bungee or surgical tubing to those.

    The TINY threads on the small screw that screws into the end of each strap pin just really makes me nervous. Really, any screwed together critical connection that I can't at least put some Loc-tite on makes me nervous. But especially one that seems like it would be so easy to overtighten and strip those threads or break off the threaded post from the head. They're probably just fine from the factory. But, as soon as you remove/replace the strap yourself, how do you know if you put that pin back together and did not under- or over-tighten it?

    The folks at Shearwater may be comfortable with the unlikelihood of a pin breaking or coming loose. But, they probably don't pay USD$1100 each for a Teric, either. They may not often travel with only a single Teric as their only computer for their trip. I don't know.

    Or maybe I'm just a serious paranoiac.... Definite possibility. But, I'm only a paranoiac of none of these ever break... :D
  3. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Albany, NY
    I just received my Narked at 90 bungee adapter. It looks nicely made. I'll be using two pieces of bungee knotted at the ends, just like on my Perdix.
  4. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hill Country of Central TX
    Why bungee? I much prefer the surgical tubing and will simply replace it annually or bi-annually.
  5. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    Trade-offs between surgical tubing and bungee (for other readers):
    The plus side of bungee is the failure mode is not sudden/catastrophic and is harder to cut (thus the reason for frequent replacement of surgical tubing). Over-stretch is more limited than surgical tubing by the woven fabric jacket, which can be abrasive against waterlogged bare skin.

    The main advantage of tubing or bungee is you don't need buckles -- just slip over your hand and up your arm. Reducing the time to don your last bits of gear is a big deal, especially when you are sweating like a fire hydrant in your drysuit.

    I often thought a silicon based strap with moulded-in zig-zag fibers might be closer to ideal. It would have enough stretch that buckles wouldn't be needed, failure mode wouldn't be catastrophic, and the surface area would reduce pressure points.
    Jay and RayfromTX like this.

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