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#6913 - 04/11/03 06:31 PM here is a tough one
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i have a set of retaactable 80 lbs. lift that i use to ... shall we say to mud puppy around, but they are taking a beating i am looking for some ideas to protect them? i have thought of using an inner tube in the shape of a horse shoe but i am looking for some better ideas before i went ahead and tried it

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#6914 - 04/14/03 08:41 AM Re: here is a tough one
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You might try contacting the manufacture, they might have something already designed for what you're looking for.

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#6915 - 05/11/03 10:07 AM Re: here is a tough one
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i already have and they have nothing

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#6916 - 05/15/03 11:24 AM Re: here is a tough one
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If we hear of anything that might help you we'll post it.

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#6917 - 05/19/03 02:12 PM Re: here is a tough one
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thanks bill

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#6918 - 05/20/03 08:39 AM Re: here is a tough one
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I don't seem to understand what you are asking?
what is it that you are trying to do?

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#6919 - 05/20/03 03:10 PM Re: here is a tough one
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i am trying to cover my wings to protect them when i am inside a shipwreck

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#6920 - 07/04/03 09:37 PM Re: here is a tough one
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I have seen just what you need. It was made of light weight kevlar. From what I could see it was it was a jacket with the gromit holes placed to coincide with the bc and made big enought to allow full bladder expansion. The diver told me it was a home brew but nicely done in my openion.The underside of the jacket which would be away from any abrasion was made of a spandex type material.

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#6921 - 07/21/03 09:44 AM Re: here is a tough one
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So far I have not found a cover. Let me know if you find something that works.

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#6922 - 07/23/03 08:07 PM Re: here is a tough one
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thanks guys for the input
have tried the inner tube idea
works not too bad but has its draw backs
i like the idea of the kevlar
if you get any more info i would love to know
bottomrunner

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#6923 - 08/19/03 12:39 AM Re: here is a tough one
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If you could find some kevlar material, it might be possible to combine the inner tube with the kevlar to make a cover. Best of luck.

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#6924 - 08/19/03 08:40 PM Re: here is a tough one
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thanks bill
i too have thought of that idea
now to find the kevlar
and just in time, my 80 lb. lift, just gave out
at 100 feet, it was a good thing that i had a back up 65 lb. lift.
i have a new 80 lb. lift but do not want to use it until i have some protection around it.
if any body knows where i can get a sheet of kevlar please let me know. if i have to i will sew my own.

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#6925 - 08/24/03 10:21 PM Re: here is a tough one
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You might try Cordura. It's super tuff and cheaper than kevlar. I have a pair of duck hunting waders faced with Cordura that you can cross a barbed wire fence with no snags. In addition, Cabela's has a new wader that is made with Armor-Flex (trade mark) a product that weaves streach lycra into 1000-denier nylon for tough stretchability. You may be able to buy the fabric.
I'm not sure why wet suits don't come with some abrasion protection like waders. Duck hunting is hard on neoprene and this stuff has been around for years. It would be a sweet solution for wreck diving.
Hope it helps.

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#6926 - 08/29/03 08:30 PM Re: here is a tough one
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bottomrunner, try nfgsales.com/precision.htm. The diver I spoke of said he purchased the material he used from these people. Hope it gets you where you want to be . Later dude

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#6927 - 09/21/03 04:50 PM Re: here is a tough one
bottomrunner Offline
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hi guys
thanks for the on going help
tanker, i have tried to find the site with no luck
luckyfish, the armor flex sounds like a good idea
if you find more info. on it please let me know
the new 80 lbs. bladder is on now so i am tring to keep my penitration and mudpuppying down to a minimal ...
but finding it very tough
thanks again for all the help guys
hope to see you all downunder
bottomrunner

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#6928 - 10/08/03 10:46 AM Re: here is a tough one
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Maybe after the DEMA show this week someone will have seen something new for BC covers.

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#6929 - 11/08/03 08:38 PM Re: here is a tough one
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3154607927&category=19164

Kevlar fabric is available on ebay..above is a link to one of many auctions.

Best of luck,
Dwain

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