Bryan wrote:Great write up and glad to hear your 1st outing was so enjoyable. I'll bet if you do a little finessing with your backpack or use a harness you will find your regulator breathes fantastic in any position. Tell your husband to come on over...Plenty of gear for everyone!
Herman, I'm ecstatic with the performance just as much as the look. Thanks for the heads up on the connector. I did have to get an HP adapter for my current console, which I used today for safety. But when it comes, its good to know I have a couple of options. I will probably replace the hose on the gauge.Herman wrote:Fun way to dive isn't it. My Phoenix has become my reg of choice.
The gauge you have coming may or may not have the correct hose for a Phoenix. The Phoenix, like all the older regs, uses a 3/8x24 connector on the hose, new ones are 7/16x 20. If you get one with the newer type connector or the hose is defective, Trident dealers (most dive shops and VDH) can still order the correct 3/8x24 hose or you can use the modern size by adding an adapter, which is also sold by Trident.
Bryan wrote:We did our annual Sand Dog event just down the road from you with Jupiter Dive Center last year and they gave us our own boat and let us dive the equipment we wanted. They required a surface signal tube/water weenie thing and some type of flotation device. Other than that they let us dive. Some folks used Phoenix regulators with tons of attachments and others used only a pressure gauge.
There are a lot of dive operators that will let you dive vintage gear but it's difficult to tell unless you talk with them directly as most don't advertise it. We even have a few options in the Keys which was a tough nut to crack. You will enjoy the events that we have in Florida cause we work out all the hassle before hand.
Hahaha, just 2 hoses? I want to get there!Gilldiver wrote:My Phoenix, #06-144, is dressed out with a Scubapro R109 updated to the ballanced adjustable, an inflator that can run either my dry suit or a BC, and a SPG to a plain brass and glass gauge. on the SPG hose is a Printon Tectronics mechanical bottom timer.
Then there are all the other double hoses that have nothing but the two hoses coming off of them.
Drado wrote:Congratulations on your NAVED membership, Lisa!
One of these days, when I get my full kit together and meet the other requirements, I'll send in my application.
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