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Posted by SDM on December 05, 2012 at 06:41:59:

In Reply to: Just pokin fun posted by Jeff Shaw on December 04, 2012 at 22:14:39:

In Reply to: Bragging posted by jeff Shaw on December 04, 2012 at 17:46:11:

Really I was just funning you.

I suppose that ancient gear is stuff that is pre Sea Hunt and the scuba craze .

Vintage IMHO is the stuff from the Mike Nelson years, or anything that you have tough time getting parts for. That is where the DACOR joke came from. That brand was thriving when I started out.
It was not accepted as fun comment to me ..

I am very serous about diving and my diving related questions and responses.

Sea Hunt lasted only 3 short years. 1958-1961. It would be assumed that equipment several years pre and and several years post Seahunt would be vintage, especially if they were double hose.

For parts and advice on any "vintage regulator" It is suggested that you contact Vintage Double Hose

FYI..The first California distributor of DACOR products was Bob Retherford, one of my dive buddies, a neighbor and founder of the Aquatic Center in Newport Beach. DACOR products were well designed and manufactured, but because they were from the mid west they were rejected on the west coast..."DACOR was not made for salt water." Which was not true..But true enough that Bob soon gave up the distributor ship.

You might enjoy reading about Bob--go to ~~~ www.portagequarry,legends of diving "Sea Sabres Signaling System.~~~" Among other things the Sea Sabres, under the leadership of Bob developed the first U/W signaling system- the basis of all the current U/W Signaling systems.


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