26 Sep 2006 08:11:43
bullshark
Re:Gear Maintenance Tip #1

Tip #1a: No neoprene divesuit is worth repairing after about 1-200
dives (depends on depth dived). The insulative cells get crushed, and
your 3mm becomes a 1mm. Cheaper suits die quicker in my experience, but
that's subjective.



27 Sep 2006 03:10:03
mike gray
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1

bullshark wrote:
> Tip #1a: No neoprene divesuit is worth repairing after about 1-200
> dives (depends on depth dived). The insulative cells get crushed, and
> your 3mm becomes a 1mm. Cheaper suits die quicker in my experience, but
> that's subjective.
>


True, winter suits evolve into summer suits. That's why we
repair them.

Looks don't count.


27 Sep 2006 19:02:56
chilly
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1


"mike gray" <omgray@worldnet.att.net > wrote in message
news:fYlSg.230303$5i3.151943@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> bullshark wrote:
> > Tip #1a: No neoprene divesuit is worth repairing after about 1-200
> > dives (depends on depth dived). The insulative cells get crushed, and
> > your 3mm becomes a 1mm. Cheaper suits die quicker in my experience, but
> > that's subjective.
> >
>
>
> True, winter suits evolve into summer suits. That's why we
> repair them.
>
> Looks don't count.

As I've said to my friends from time to time "I came to dive, not to be in a
fashion show".




28 Sep 2006 12:06:55
Limey
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1


"mike gray" <omgray@worldnet.att.net > wrote in message
news:fYlSg.230303$5i3.151943@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> bullshark wrote:
>> Tip #1a: No neoprene divesuit is worth repairing after about 1-200
>> dives (depends on depth dived). The insulative cells get crushed, and
>> your 3mm becomes a 1mm. Cheaper suits die quicker in my experience, but
>> that's subjective.
>>
>
>
> True, winter suits evolve into summer suits. That's why we repair them.
>
> Looks don't count.

Sure they do. The rattier the better, IMHO.

Limey.




28 Sep 2006 09:15:29
Lee Bell
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1

Neoprene is for wimps. Real divers would simply spray on Rhino Coat.

Lee




28 Sep 2006 13:29:49
mike gray
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1

Lee Bell wrote:
> Neoprene is for wimps. Real divers would simply spray on Rhino Coat.
>
> Lee
>
>
>
Those of us that don't shave our bodies cringe at the thought.



28 Sep 2006 19:40:30
Lee Bell
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1

mike gray wrote

>> Neoprene is for wimps. Real divers would simply spray on Rhino Coat.

> Those of us that don't shave our bodies cringe at the thought.

Real divers would leave it on.

Lee




29 Sep 2006 01:20:52
Magilla
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1

>>> Neoprene is for wimps. Real divers would simply spray on Rhino Coat.
>
>> Those of us that don't shave our bodies cringe at the thought.
>
> Real divers would leave it on.

Ah, at least I "look" like a real diver.......




28 Sep 2006 23:14:22
Lee Bell
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1

Magilla wrote


>>>> Neoprene is for wimps. Real divers would simply spray on Rhino Coat.
>>
>>> Those of us that don't shave our bodies cringe at the thought.
>>
>> Real divers would leave it on.
>
> Ah, at least I "look" like a real diver.......

If you didn't, who'd have the balls to tell you?

BTW, the manifold held just fine, but we didn't get everything centered. I
noticed that one of the locking nuts was tightened against the wrong side
and when I snugged it the right way, I noticed that there is more space on
one side than the other. It's not much, but it's probably enough to explain
why everything didn't line up easily. Next time the tanks are empty, I'll
figure out how to correct that. For now, it'll work fine the way it is.

Lee




14 Oct 2006 02:00:45
Magilla
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1


"Lee Bell" wrote

>> Ah, at least I "look" like a real diver.......
>
> If you didn't, who'd have the balls to tell you?

Crissy?

> BTW, the manifold held just fine, but we didn't get everything centered.
> I noticed that one of the locking nuts was tightened against the wrong
> side and when I snugged it the right way, I noticed that there is more
> space on one side than the other. It's not much, but it's probably enough
> to explain why everything didn't line up easily. Next time the tanks are
> empty, I'll figure out how to correct that. For now, it'll work fine the
> way it is.

Just caught this.

Only thing I do different is I assemble the manifold to the right width
first, then screw the tanks on. Easier to work the manifold this way. Had
to widen one turn right side and two turns left side to fit, so mine fits
with the isolator very slightly closer to the right post with the new 2 1/2'
bands. The SP 232 bar manifolds seem to have a little narrower adjustment
room than yours.
Still haven't cut my new bolts to length, but did initiate my stages.
Grummy'd be jealous of the 425 CF of gas I easily carried last dive without
looking like a CF. ;-)

Curtis




14 Oct 2006 05:09:33
-hh
Re: Gear Maintenance Tip #1

mike gray wrote:
> bullshark wrote:
> > Tip #1a: No neoprene divesuit is worth repairing after about 1-200
> > dives (depends on depth dived). The insulative cells get crushed, and
> > your 3mm becomes a 1mm. Cheaper suits die quicker in my experience, but
> > that's subjective.
>
> True, winter suits evolve into summer suits. That's why we
> repair them.

In other words, the old flattened 3mm becomes a free polartech dive
skin :-)



-hh