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What-cha-ma-call-its

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by STIDVC, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. STIDVC

    STIDVC Rebreather Pilot

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  2. STIDVC

    STIDVC Rebreather Pilot

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    The super glue bit is a fantastic idea, i will try that when i get home later. thanks mate
     
  3. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    Dive Gear Express...DGX...

    Butterfly Snap/hose Retainers...inexpensive/reusable...I've never had one break...

    Much better than fiddling with line tying...

    I'll pass on the cookies...too far to ship...

    W.W...
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  4. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Those DGX loops do work well but as already mentioned by the OP, purchasing/shipping small items like that from the US to South East Asia is not cost effective.

    -Z
     
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  5. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Side note to OP: If you had a more informative location in your avatar it might prevent some spurious suggestions on where to get stuff....
     
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  6. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The DGX loops are just a tech version of what's already commonly available just about anywhere, in all sorts of colors and designs. Do a search for bobble or ball hair ties, and you'll see. Sold in multiples.
     
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  7. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    Hey Zef...

    The OP didn't say which island...I was assuming...NFLD...or maybe Manhattan...

    Best...

    W.W...
     
  8. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    ...Exactly...''spurious''...I like that...vagueness causes spuriousness...

    W...
     
  9. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Yeah, I understand your frame of thought but I caught the following earlier on, as quoted from post #10 in this discussion thread:

    "side note to all: DGX and other US/EU sites don't work for me as im based in SEA, shipping would cost more than the item. A for effort guys! finally found out what the what-cha-ma-call-its are called!"

    I believe SEA is a SB accepted abbreviation for South East Asia.

    -Z
     
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  10. Brett Hatch

    Brett Hatch Angel Fish

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    Hi there OP, not sure if you have seen this video or not, I found it to be very helpful. After practicing the knot a couple of times, I can do it easily and correctly, and have showed a number of my friends how to do the same.

    Dude shows how to bolt snaps onto a variety of common locations (reel, light, regulator, SPG) all using cave line. He also discusses to a few other ways to achieve the same, advocating against them. Basically, cave line has a nice combination of strength against normal wear and tear, plus it is still easy to cut with a knife or shears in an emergency scenario. The particular knot chosen is nice because it is stable -- ie it will not easily slide around on your hoses.

    By the way, he uses the terms "knot" and "cross knot" a lot, which I found confusing. What he calls a simply "knot" I call an "overhand knot" and what he calls a "cross knot" I call a "reef knot" or "square knot." These are simple, common knots with a lot of regional names. Do make sure that you burn down the ends completely, and mush the excess plastic into the knot, so that the ends cannot back themselves up through the knot.

    Hope this helps, dive safe.
     
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