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    What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    Hello Everyone,
    I have a friend who is interested in buying a DiveRite Arrow scooter. I have owned a SS uv 26 and loved it, but not my back!. Any feed back on the Arrow would be useful, as it is currently like new condition but needs battery's.

    Couple ?
    1. How does it handle in the water?
    2. What are some of the issues to look for in the unit?
    Any information would be great.

    Thanks Garry

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    Re: What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    I had one for a whlle.... I had problems trimming it out. It was tail heavy....

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    Re: What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    They originally offered it with one gear ratio, and then there was an an optional upgrade that allowed a higher top end speed. I never had a problem with mine.

    The only downside to the unit was that it was very loud in the water.

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    Re: What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    I have one which I'm currently refurbishing to LiFe battery and short HDPE body. I hope to finish this job in a couple of weeks. I will post the results for sharing.

    Regarding the heavy tail, I've substituted some alluminum parts like the brackets to delrin and others are planned to be done in the future, but the big target is the shroud which is made of Aluminium and weight 1,4 kg, it would be interesting to find a substitute in carbon fiber

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    Re: What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssk  View Original Post
    Regarding the heavy tail, I've substituted some alluminum parts like the brackets to delrin and others are planned to be done in the future, but the big target is the shroud which is made of Aluminium and weight 1,4 kg, it would be interesting to find a substitute in carbon fiber
    Yes but it's rock solid
    I have 2 of this. I'am ok with all above, but use it regulary without trouble. We just put bigger cable and bigger connexion for the battery.
    SSK, i am very interesting with your upgrade we have a third in a garage with the long body and never use it.
    cheers
    Philippe

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    What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    I just bought brand new one on eBay for $1500, but haven't dived with it yet.. I was also looking online for any parts availability but couldn't find anything
    Arrow was slightly modified version of Farallon MK-8 or 7.. I guess farallon company is out of business now, so chasing some spare parts will be challenging and frustrating :)

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    Re: What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicklinux  View Original Post
    I just bought brand new one on eBay for $1500, but haven't dived with it yet.. I was also looking online for any parts availability but couldn't find anything
    Arrow was slightly modified version of Farallon MK-8 or 7.. I guess farallon company is out of business now, so chasing some spare parts will be challenging and frustrating :)
    actually there is a lot of farallon stuff out there... you may also want to reach out to diverite... lamar may have some stuff laying around...

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    What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by diverklondike  View Original Post
    actually there is a lot of farallon stuff out there... you may also want to reach out to diverite... lamar may have some stuff laying around...
    That's a good news! I will definitely give diverite a call.. I just need to get spare prop and shaft seal.. The rest is common parts that is usually easy to find. Thanks !

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    Re: What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    Some years ago, i broke my shaft seal with a line during a "limited" visibility return.
    I do the reparation in europe, it's a standard shaft seals.
    If somebody have a solution for a prop i'am interested.
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    Re: What about the DiveRite Arrow?

    Dear Philippe,
    thank you for your interest, I will take some pictures on the next week when shroud paint will be dry and final remounting will be possible.

    This project runned for all the winter and now I'm really excited to see the final results in the water.....

    By the way, presently my shaft seal is ok but in case do you have the reference details of the one you have used?

    All the best,
    Davide

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