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Spring Straps


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Posted by ~eJ on May 15, 2010 at 18:13:34:

There is nothing I enjoy more when I am not diving than puttering in the garage on dive equipment.

Particularly I have been fussing with spring straps.

First I was inspired by Max's version of spring straps…

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He got tired of losing fins with expensive springs and went waaaay ghetto on his fins.
Here is how it works…

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At the scuba shop the springs cost up to $70.

Ouch!

So I found a site for DIY spring straps and put my own twist on it.
http://www.diveoz.com.au/diy/read_story.asp?story=5

Here is a first attempt on a Biofin by attaching it to the post with a stainless cotter pin…

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Then I attacked a set of atomic fins by wrapping the coils right around the post. no attaching mechanism…

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Next was another set of wacky yellow Biofins. This time I used the quick releases with some stainless screws…

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Then it is on to Jet fins. First I just wrapped the end loops arrant the existing hardware. But it was too floppy. I don't have a pic of that, use your imagination.

Then I was mulling around about the floppy springs and came up with this…

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This was cool. Simple. Cheap. No kelp catching issues…

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Well that's it for now.

Now I am gonna attempt to build my own rebreather out of PVC and duct tape. :-}



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