Saturday, 18 August 2012

HOW TO: TIE A BOLTSNAP USING AN O-RING


Boltsnaps are commonly attached to primary regulator hoses, high pressure hoses, backup lights and goodman handles for easy stowage.  The preferred and most secure method is to use cave line (how to guide here) however some prefer this method. 


 





You will need the following:
1. AP1420 o-ring (found in Apeks first stage service kits).
2. Boltsnap (or p-clip).
3. Hose, light or goodman handle.

This method will only work with a large o-ring.  The one I’ve used is an AP1420 o-ring (9) which is used on the swivel section on the Apeks DST first stage.  Any dive shop should be able to get this for you.

This one is really simple.  Thread the o-ring through the eye of the boltsnap.













Now thread both loops over the hose.  Voila. 













This is not as secure as using cave line but some people prefer it as it can easily be cut away.  I hope that this is helpful to some of you. 

The boring bit!
All opinions expressed in my articles are my own and may differ to other instructor’s and agency guidelines; by no means are they wrong and I would not wish to disrepute any of them.  This article is for information only and should not replace proper training.

Safe diving!

Timothy Gort
BSAC, PADI & SDI/TDI diver training
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