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save-a-dive kit

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by minus273degrees, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. minus273degrees

    minus273degrees Active Member

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    so how many people have/use/carry one?

    what do you have in it .....
     
  2. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    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.
     
  3. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    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.
     
  4. CaptainPugwash

    CaptainPugwash Active Member

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    What is that Zubar?
     
  5. NickPicks

    NickPicks Active Member

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    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)
     
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  6. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    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.
     
  7. minus273degrees

    minus273degrees Active Member

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    whats an inflator tool?
     
  8. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    It's a stamped piece of metal for dismantling and reassembling BCD inflators...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sidemount_Stu

    Sidemount_Stu Sidemount & Sane!
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    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.
     
  10. timmyg

    timmyg Super Moderator
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    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
    Inline filter
    Various tape & pens
    Spare crotch strap
    Reel of spool line
    Tear aid & bike repair kit
    Backup light batteries
    CO2 canister
    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
    O-ring picks
    Twinning band bar, washers & nuts
    Boltsnaps
    D-rings
    Weight belt buckles
    O2 grease
    Aquasure & Black Witch
    Mouth pieces
    Oil for sticky boltsnaps
    Lighter
    Various o-rings
    Nuggets
    HP spigots
    LPI tool & nipples
    Computer batteries (Suunto & Shearwater)
    Mask straps
    Drysuit seals
    Usual tools (screwdrivers, spanners, adjustables etc...)
    IP gauge
    Schrader valve tool
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  11. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    If James May dived, that would be his toolbox!
     
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  12. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    Bloody hell!! The A-Team could build a sub if locked in a shed with that kit!
     
  13. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    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! :D
     
  14. timmyg

    timmyg Super Moderator
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    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)
     
  15. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    My kit has fallen off a bench...
     
  16. timmyg

    timmyg Super Moderator
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    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.
     
  17. Zubar

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    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!
     
  18. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Are Apeks XTX40+ second stages compatible with ScubaPro Mk25 first stages?
     
  19. timmyg

    timmyg Super Moderator
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    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
     
  20. becky9

    becky9 Diving bore!

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    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
     

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