Cheaper to buy new than build? What are you talking about. My light would have cost over $400.00 to buy new? I have just over $60.00 in it and I have had it to 110ft with no problems. And I have logged over 20 dives with it. My spring straps would have cost well over $40.00 and I have just over $15.00 in those. Again several dives with no problems. As far as being safer to buy, I have as much confidence in the stuff I build as the stuff you can buy. It's not like I'm building my own regulator.
[ 07-09-2003, 07:02 AM: Message edited by: pcscuba ]