View Full Version : Meg Hose Covers



Major Clanger
23-06-12, 07:19 PM
Looking for some to protect the hoses. Where can I buy them?

copperband
23-06-12, 07:31 PM
Durex - Love Sex Durex (http://www.durex.com)

matthewoutram
23-06-12, 07:39 PM
Rebreather Covers - Scapa Scuba (http://www.scapascuba.co.uk/rebreathercovers.htm)

http://www.scapascuba.co.uk/images/neopreneloopcovers.jpg

If not the same as APD then I'm sure Ben will customise.

I have them on mine.

Matt.

Timw
23-06-12, 07:41 PM
Make some - mine are simple 3mm neoprene sleeves. I only have them on the section from the head to the lungs. I think Bowstone still make neoprene ones.

Major Clanger
23-06-12, 08:09 PM
Rebreather Covers - Scapa Scuba (http://www.scapascuba.co.uk/rebreathercovers.htm)

http://www.scapascuba.co.uk/images/neopreneloopcovers.jpg

If not the same as APD then I'm sure Ben will customise.

I have them on mine.

Matt.

Glad I asked, Ben and Emily both dive megs.

drews
23-06-12, 08:24 PM
Got mine from Scapa scuba for my meg a few months back, truly things of beauty !!!

Major Clanger
23-06-12, 08:26 PM
Cheers, email sent.

PeterVICEG
23-06-12, 08:29 PM
What do they do? If my Meg's hoses were any stiffer I would not be able to look around at all. As I have never tried them I am more curious than critical.

Peter

Major Clanger
23-06-12, 08:32 PM
What do they do? If my Meg's hoses were any stiffer I would not be able to look around at all. As I have never tried them I am more curious than critical.

Peter

Between head and cl, no loss of dexterity that I can see. Main reason to protect integrity of the hose; I dive in places with lots of jaggedy edges, such as the caravan at Dozzy :) .

The Duck
23-06-12, 08:33 PM
What do they do? ...

Good question - I've no idea but two possibilities spring to mind:

1 - The protect the hoses from sharp rusty metal.
2 - Provide some insulation so that the gas in the loop looses less heat.

matthewoutram
23-06-12, 08:33 PM
What do they do? If my Meg's hoses were any stiffer I would not be able to look around at all. As I have never tried them I am more curious than critical.

Peter

They help stop you cutting the hose during a dive. There may be some minor thermal benefit, but I doubt it.

The ones I have are thin and flexible and I don't notice them at all.

Matt.

drews
23-06-12, 08:48 PM
As above, they protect the hoses especially the rear ones when wreck ferreting !

Major Clanger
25-06-12, 11:52 AM
Sorted. On order from Scapa Scuba, 20 quid per set (head, cl).

PeterVICEG
26-06-12, 04:22 AM
Sorted. On order from Scapa Scuba, 20 quid per set (head, cl).

Do report back after a few dives. I am known to get into scruffy places, but thought the Meg hoses sturdy enough.

Peter

Major Clanger
26-06-12, 09:12 AM
Do report back after a few dives. I am known to get into scruffy places, but thought the Meg hoses sturdy enough.

Peter

Will do. Yours may be sturdy enough but I'm not so sure when there's 18 stone forcing them through a gap :) I'm also going to see if I can do a with and without comparison of loop temperature just for curiosity's sake.

matthewoutram
26-06-12, 09:16 AM
Do report back after a few dives. I am known to get into scruffy places, but thought the Meg hoses sturdy enough.

Peter

I dived with a guy who split his on the dive pressing on through a hole...that's when I got mine. Surprising a 1" split let in only 1/2 cup of water over a 2 hour stop.

Matt.

matthewoutram
26-06-12, 09:18 AM
Will do. Yours may be sturdy enough but I'm not so sure when there's 18 stone forcing them through a gap :) I'm also going to see if I can do a with and without comparison of loop temperature just for curiosity's sake.

That would be interesting - I guess the difference between water-temperature and measured would be good, pre-scrubber. Hope you've got a fancy thermometer !

Matt.

Major Clanger
26-06-12, 09:22 AM
That would be interesting - I guess the difference between water-temperature and measured would be good, pre-scrubber. Hope you've got a fancy thermometer !

Matt.

OSTC and water/loop temperature reading on the handset.

matthewoutram
26-06-12, 09:25 AM
OSTC and water/loop temperature reading on the handset.

Where's the sensor for the loop? Didn't even know OSTC did that!

Major Clanger
26-06-12, 10:30 AM
Where's the sensor for the loop? Didn't even know OSTC did that!

Doesn't, I'd use it to record water temperature to try and form base comparision to other temperature readings off the handset monitor with/without neo covers. Just interested to see if covers affect internal temps in any way.

matthewoutram
28-06-12, 08:09 PM
:eek:

http://www.rebreatherworld.com/attachments/megalodon-rebreather/28343d1340629241t-check-your-loop-img_1566.jpg (http://www.rebreatherworld.com/megalodon-rebreather/43171-check-your-loop.html)

Major Clanger
28-06-12, 09:04 PM
A counter argument to hose covers if they prevent a visual check?

matthewoutram
28-06-12, 09:09 PM
I wonder if the sun causes it? I did remove mine after 5 years and the hoses were in perfect condition...not a meg though.

Matt.

Major Clanger
28-06-12, 09:22 PM
I wonder if the sun causes it? I did remove mine after 5 years and the hoses were in perfect condition...not a meg though.

Matt.

Mine's had quite a battering and been dropped without the hoses tearing. I did wonder about the sun, it causes my lcd handset to fade.

matthewoutram
28-06-12, 09:45 PM
Mine's had quite a battering and been dropped without the hoses tearing. I did wonder about the sun, it causes my lcd handset to fade.

I bought the handset cover from Ben too :-)

I try keeping mine out of the sun as the last one faded a lot...but the hoses were in good condition - I did a good pull test as someone once showed me their cracks in the recesses which they blamed on sun.

If covers caused a problem then lots of inso divers would have issues as half are covered from the factory...

Matt.

Major Clanger
28-06-12, 09:55 PM
Yep, still going with the hose covers. Didn't want to pay 25 quid for the handset cover, will just keep it out the light. Dipped it in a bucket of water for 10 minutes last time it happened.

Major Clanger
02-07-12, 08:46 PM
Hose covers received ahead of schedule and now fitted. Temperature comparison before and after, therefore, on hold tfn.