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    Default 8 inch steele tank rigigng

    from all the different ways of rigging, whats the best for sidemount rigging for 8 inch steele tanks using the ring bungee system.


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    Step 1- get rid of ring bungees


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    Quote Originally Posted by rddvet View Post
    Step 1- get rid of ring bungees
    Couldn't agree more.


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    While there is no "best way", it is pretty common to use cam-bands to attach the back of the tanks to your harness. The front varies more. I have my bungees attached to my back, with a bolt snap that I thread under all the hoses on the 1st stage, then clip it to my upper harness D-rings. That way I don't risk loosing a tank if I have to push it in front of me. Other ways include having a non-elastic strap to accomplish the same thing.

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    Cam bands are common on the bottom but I have found that hose clamps are lower profile and hold up better especially in transit. I prefer the US made high torque ones you can get from McMaster Carr etc. The cheaper ones that most shops sell are imports and definitely don't hold up as well especially in saltwater or hydrogen sulfide.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#5661k25/=1co320q


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    Quote Originally Posted by bamafan View Post
    Cam bands are common on the bottom but I have found that hose clamps are lower profile and hold up better especially in transit. I prefer the US made high torque ones you can get from McMaster Carr etc. The cheaper ones that most shops sell are imports and definitely don't hold up as well especially in saltwater or hydrogen sulfide.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#hose-clamps/=1co31af
    I use these too, with D-rings that are welded. I have had the non-welded ones come open during a dive.

    Forrest Wilson (with 2 Rs)
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    FWIW, to quote a sidemounter turned gear salesman: "Ask 10 different sidemounters, and get 11 different opinions".

    Forrest Wilson (with 2 Rs)
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    hey perfect, thanks for the information.



 

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