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    Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

    Hello all,

    I use a KISS BOV which came unfortunately fitted with the so-famous Paragon. I have since ordered a Mares Proton as well as the adapter kit from Jetsam, which just arrived a couple of days ago.
    Last night, I started to assemble it, only to find that the reg doesn't fit in the adapter. Did you guys have had to use a saw and cut it off ? The little ledge where the rubber mouthpiece attaches prevents it from sliding into the adapter. If I cut this off, what will the steel retainer catch on ?



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    Re: Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

    The Jetsam Mares adapter is for the plastic Protons as you do indeed need to cut the end of the mouthpiece off- check the many other threads on here and Jetsams Website.

    Jetsam have now changed to provide a Prestige Reg from Mares instead but still obviously a plastic bodied one.

    See Stuarts webpage for a step by step guide- Converting to Mares BOV

    The metal clip holds the Mares via the edge of the label- which your metal version does not have...
    Last edited by Ben Field; 27th June 2008 at 09:12.

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    Re: Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Field  View Original Post
    The Jetsam Mares adapter is for the plastic Protons as you do indeed need to cut the end of the mouthpiece off- check the many other threads on here and Jetsams Website.
    Ah, this explains it. Thanks for the tip. Would this Mares octopus fit then ?

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    Re: Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

    Quote Originally Posted by Guilhem  View Original Post
    Ah, this explains it. Thanks for the tip. Would this Mares octopus fit then ?
    That's the one that you need, yes.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

    Quote Originally Posted by Guilhem  View Original Post
    Ah, this explains it. Thanks for the tip. Would this Mares octopus fit then ?
    The actual model Jetsam used was the Proton XL, which comes in Primary and Octopus colours.

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    Re: Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

    Thanks all for your help. Anybody needs a spare Proton Metal then ?

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    Re: Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

    Quote Originally Posted by Guilhem  View Original Post
    Thanks all for your help. Anybody needs a spare Proton Metal then ?
    Mares Proton Scuba Octopus octo 2ND stage regulator - eBay (item 310002593433 end time Jul-24-08 12:16:37 PDT)


    Keep the metal one too, you can never have too many regs..


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