Cam it tighter or use a tank net

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Walt on April 14, 2005 at 22:19:43:

In Reply to: Tank strap Rx posted by Migolito on April 12, 2005 at 21:14:03:

I retired my Balance awhile back...never had a slip on it. Just made sure I always wet the straps and cammed the strap to tighten it before putting the end through and velcroing it. I always thought the tank plate and single strap seemed light weight, but the plate had a good non-slip coating that seemed to grasp the tank pretty well and it never failed me. I used a tank with a net a couple of times and that seemed to make it even more secure on the plate as it was rubber to rubber, but I really don't think it added much more than just making sure the tank was secure (I'd always pick the BC up by the strap and shake it to make sure the tank was secure after camming it). Not sure if its a good idea to monkey around with the strap on that production BC. Is the rubber grip pad on the plate still OK or has it hardened?

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