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    Cool Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    You can get old horsecollar type snorkel vests for $10 on TradeMe. Collected a few mainly as a source of corrugated hose, but found it real easy to make into cheao O2 breathers.

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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    See my CGI art down this thread :: I do not dive any more due to age, so my gear-making is limited to CGI art. Examination of a Buddy Commando stab-jacket shows 2 holes in the bag: one for the by-mouth inflation tube, one for the blowoff valve. That limits design to a breathing circuit that goes through the bag once, using each hole once.

    If two more holes could be safely securely made in the stab bag, as the bag is so big compared to a rebreather's bag, the bag could be split into two compartments by sewing down where the two sides meet at the top, and make the circuit go from mouth to right side of the bag to canister to left side of the bag to mouth, with a double-bag system.

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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Appleyard  View Original Post
    See my CGI art down this thread :: I do not dive any more due to age, so my gear-making is limited to CGI art. Examination of a Buddy Commando stab-jacket shows 2 holes in the bag: one for the by-mouth inflation tube, one for the blowoff valve. That limits design to a breathing circuit that goes through the bag once, using each hole once.

    If two more holes could be safely securely made in the stab bag, as the bag is so big compared to a rebreather's bag, the bag could be split into two compartments by sewing down where the two sides meet at the top, and make the circuit go from mouth to right side of the bag to canister to left side of the bag to mouth, with a double-bag system.
    I enjoyed your renderings! Sorry to hear you aren't diving. If you have new projects I'd love to see them. Might you also consider doing cgi art for other people's designs?
    Regards,
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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    Quote Originally Posted by lof  View Original Post
    Many moons ago, at the begining of this millenium I have "designed" few of these babies. Even dove some of them.
    I just dug out the old web site

    Horse Collar Based CCR
    GolemGear

    Wing Based CCR
    GolemGear

    and the best of them
    the Dry Suit based CCR
    GolemGear


    Here is the Home page for the old site
    GolemGear

    Remember, do not try this at home, I was already tried, by highly skilled professionals

    Dry suit CCR was the best! Maybe it could have the scrubber inside the suit for heat generation during cold water dives.

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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparedone  View Original Post
    I enjoyed your renderings! Sorry to hear you aren't diving. If you have new projects I'd love to see them. Might you also consider doing cgi art for other people's designs?
    Regards,
    Cameron
    Here is a Poser render of CGI models that I made of two rebreathers made in reality from divers' Fenzy lifejackets, that I saw photographs of on this forum.

    1_of_each_00.jpg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenzy
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poser

    Fenzy is known for making diver's lifejackets, but they were making rebreathers long before that.

    "doing cgi art for other people's designs" :: whose designs of what?

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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    Here is my rebreather-from-stabjacket model again, with a gasmask (without its canister) as a fullface mask. The exit one-way flap valve in the front of the gasmask helps to enforce the gas circulation. In the Poser model, the set's bag can inflate and deflate.
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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    I've made a couple of O2 rebreathers from old snorkling vests including one from an old Fenzy BC

    cheers

    Paua

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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paua  View Original Post
    I've made a couple of O2 rebreathers from old snorkling vests including one from an old Fenzy BC

    cheers

    Paua
    Sounds like some good projects. Any pics?

    Regards,
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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    As a stab-jacket's bag is so big, it may be possible to sew down along the midline at the top and thus divide it into separate inhalent and exhalent bags.

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    Re: Rebreather from stab-jacket?

    Bob Howell did just that with an AP jacket 20+ years ago when homebuilds were all there was.

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