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Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by minus273degrees, Jan 26, 2015.
so how many people have/use/carry one?
what do you have in it .....
I have one of those 'compartment' boxes with a clear lid which I keep in the car. All sorts of odds and sods; bits of bungee, string, bolts naps, spanners and other tools, grease, triglides, blanking plugs, batteries, etc.
Most of my kit is now strong or I have a backup; spare mask, torch, etc.
I guess if you've some 'weak ' links, carry those. Examples are O rings for those stupid A valve connectors, fin straps, mask straps, string, bolt snaps, etc. put them in a small Tupperware box in your mesh bag.
It's a strong argument for quality kit configured properly.
I have a few bits like a mask strap, reg Orings backplate washers, a boltsnap. Marker pen and duck tape. An OxyWoz kit. All in a small wash bag. I have slimmed it down over time.
What is that Zubar?
It's a kit that allows gas from a diving cylinder (usually o2 or rich nitrox) to be let out at a constant flow rate. This could be used to aerate a fish tank. Some people might think it could be connected to an oro-nasal mask and be used as an o2 kit, but I don't think that's on its list of approved uses.
Woz periodically makes a batch for sale: Here
(and sorry for linking to another forum)
I've got an old mask box with "stuff" in it; o-rings, zip ties, spanners, silicone grease, inflator tool, etc. I also have a tool box with other stuff, some of which may be added to the mask box if the situation calls for it, like on a boat where space is at a premium.
whats an inflator tool?
It's a stamped piece of metal for dismantling and reassembling BCD inflators...
I have an old mask box with a few O rings, tie wraps, adjustable spanner, Allan keys etc etc I might add or remove from the box depending on what and where I'm diving.
A little OTT for a dive boat, but travels with me to every dive site.
Including but not exhaustive:
Spare hoses (all lengths)
Spare stage rigging & inner tube
Spare wetnote inserts
Various tape & pens
Spare crotch strap
Reel of spool line
Tear aid & bike repair kit
Backup light batteries
Cable ties (mouth pieces & LPI, not boltsnaps)
3&5mm bungee (computer mounts & necklaces)
Bicycle inner tube
Cylinder valve hand wheels & service kit
Cylinder valve tool
Twinning band bar, washers & nuts
Weight belt buckles
Aquasure & Black Witch
Oil for sticky boltsnaps
LPI tool & nipples
Computer batteries (Suunto & Shearwater)
Usual tools (screwdrivers, spanners, adjustables etc...)
Schrader valve tool
If James May dived, that would be his toolbox!
Bloody hell!! The A-Team could build a sub if locked in a shed with that kit!
That's not so much a save-a-dive kit as a save-an-expedition kit! I know a few skippers who'd throw that over the side!
It doesn't go on a hardboat. Everything is setup & checked before departure. Failing my kit falling off the bench it has always been fine (touch wood)
My kit has fallen off a bench...
I know others that have as well, and generally the damage is greater than a 'save a dive' kit could fix. Ie new hoses, first stage, cylinder valve etc... That's not quite the same as a few o-rings & spanners in a mask box on a boat.
Yep, stripped the thread in the valve. Needed new din thread for first stage and replaced the manifold.
Luckily I had a stage reg to cannibalise. A good argument for having all the same regs!
Are Apeks XTX40+ second stages compatible with ScubaPro Mk25 first stages?
Unfortunately I can't give you a definitive answer. I know people who have mix matched regs though.
That's why, if possible, try to keep all you regs from the same manufacturer
I've done it kind of the other way round, Atomic M1 second stage with Apeks DS4 first stage. Atomics being based around a scubapro design. x