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Why no cover on SPG?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Ragnar, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. Ragnar

    Ragnar Solo Diver

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    I searched a lot and can't find or think of a good reason for this? Thanks!
     
  2. rakkis

    rakkis ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Cause you need to read it? :)

    If you're refering to a metal grid to protect it from impact, a few do have it. And Trident and all the lil gadget makers make generic ones.
     
  3. Rich Courtney

    Rich Courtney Cave Instructor

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    My thoughts on this are since the Hogarthian style is "minimalist", why would you want a cover/boot on the SPG in the first place? :wink:

    Safe diving,

    Rich
     
  4. SeaCobra

    SeaCobra Dive Shop

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    If by cover, you are refering to the boot, then there is a reason. The rubber boot on the SPG can hide a small leak that is developing in your SPG. Since small leaks become big ones, it is better to detect it at the onset and repair it for a dive so it does not become an issue during the dive.

    If you are refering to a guage guard, simply no reason for them. SPG is clipped off an not in danger of impact, so if you don't need, don't carry it.

    Jeff
     
  5. NorthernShrinkage

    NorthernShrinkage Solo Diver

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    Most spg,s are glass where as most comps are plastic ,glass is less prone to scratches than plastic . Thats my theory but hey what do I know.
     
  6. Hemlon

    Hemlon Solo Diver

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    MY SPG has worked just fine without a guard. Why use something that you don't need?
     
  7. roakey

    roakey Old, not bold diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The boot also traps water, leading to corrosion, especially if you dive salt water.

    Roak
     
  8. Ragnar

    Ragnar Solo Diver

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    Thanks all:wink:

    Yeah, I meant boot. I do have a plastic guard on my computer, but that's a wrist mount.

    The corrosion thing I could see. Small leak detection? Maybe. I guess I just like the

    sound of rubber hitting the ground, dive boat floors, whatever, better than metal. I'm

    easy on my gear......but it still happens:)
     
  9. theskull

    theskull Divemaster

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    Many of my HOG buddies leave the boot on their SPG. Not a big deal.

    theskull
     
  10. Tassie_Rohan

    Tassie_Rohan Solo Diver

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    Also ....

    if your spg gets wedged in an obstruction while cave diving the lack of a compressable plastic boot makes it less likely that it will get firmly wedged in/stuck and makes it easier to get out.

    Sure you need to have your spg unclipped to do this - or enjoy worming your way through KY-catagory restrictions.
     

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