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Zeagle SAR BC

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by Diver18, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. bridgediver

    bridgediver Instructor, Scuba

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    I like that one too, Andy. One other reservation I have with the BP set up is that crotch straps and weightbelts don't work that well together if you want the weightbelt to be true quick release it should be over the crotch strap. Alot of people have problems with it slipping if worn this way and end up diving it beneath the strap.

    I'd be curious if this rig is stable without the crotch strap. I'm hoping the chest strap may provide the stability that the BP is so famous for so one could forgo the crotch strap.

    Are you going to try these?
     
  2. renpirate

    renpirate Instructor, Scuba

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    I know that is a concern to me as well. I currently dive a custom bp/wing setup www.pacificcoastmarine.net and don't use a crotch strap with it. I have found it to be quite stable. Of course it lacks the quick releases that I need for PSD. I have been shopping around for quite some time for a good PSD bc with the right qualities. i think this one fits the bill, but it will depend upon its stability without the crotch strap. I plan to buy some very soon, thanks to a DHS grant that we just got. How soon I can try it will depend entirely on how quick the government gets us that money.
     
  3. christianweber

    christianweber Solo Diver

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    thanx gary, at least i know now what psd's are ,make sence what you say ,completly different typ of divers we are .
     
  4. christianweber

    christianweber Solo Diver

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    hello i just got it, i did land in the wrong forum , now it's clear ,sorry guy's.
     
  5. Sealboy

    Sealboy Angel Fish

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    anyone use a horsecollar BC anymore for PSD?
     
  6. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. Gil57usa

    Gil57usa Barracuda

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    My SCUBA Team uses Zeagle Rangers. They fit well, don and doff easily and are tough! We don't use the integrated weight pockets, we use weight belts. We use a seperate harness under the BCD, therefore, if we need to remove the BCD we are still attached to the line and tender.
     
  8. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hey Gil57usa you missed our last training. Ooooops, you just sound like your on our team. :D That's exactly what we do and it has worked very well for a lot of years.:wink:

    Gary D.
     
  9. Diver18

    Diver18 Angel Fish

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    Thanks to all who responded. You brought up some concerns I didn't think about which I will present to our Dive Officer before he orders the last set of SARs.

    Currently, we are half LGS, seperate harness, w/b and half SAR. There has been "pressure" to gear up for conveinence and simplicity but, after two dives with the SAR, I have reservations.
     
  10. Sealboy

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