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    Adding a backplate and harness to an inspiration.

    Please see Pierres excellent article.

    http://www.rebreatherworld.com/artic...ticle&artid=50

    Pierre - post in this thread so we can give you some green!!

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    Very well done, Pierre, thanks for the thorough article (measurements and all).
    Some green for the effort, both the conversion (considering the tools you used) as well as the article.

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    Good write up geezer.

    Cheers,

    Dave Cooper.

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    Dave most of the hard work is due to that photo you issued time ago with the cut out !!! Thanks to all! Sorry Stuart for all the head ache I caused you . Also as I am on the heavy side, and used an XL harness, the waist was ok but the height was always an issue! From when I changed over day one the difference was great!

    Regards

    Pierre

    Quote Originally Posted by Decodiver
    Good write up geezer.

    Cheers,

    Dave Cooper.

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    Again, I must agree, excellent article. Just wondered if Woz from www.kitfondle.co.uk has seen it. He can come up with some fancy customised plates (at a very reasonable price) that he might be able to make specifically for the Inspiration.

    Not meaning to hijack the thread but I would be interested in getting a plate but spend most of my time travelling with the YBOD. SS is too heavy to travel with and I'm concerned about salt water and aluminium. I have heard about plastic backplates which would allow me to use a harness and have better attachment points but not incur a weight penalty.

    Anyone any thoughts, reccomendations on this?

    Regards, Nick

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    Pierre: Is that cut-out really necessary for the manifold block?

    I just attached standard plate with hole cut higher, but I did not do any cut out at the manifolds place.

    JH
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmanfield

    Not meaning to hijack the thread but I would be interested in getting a plate but spend most of my time travelling with the YBOD. SS is too heavy to travel with and I'm concerned about salt water and aluminium. I have heard about plastic backplates which would allow me to use a harness and have better attachment points but not incur a weight penalty.

    Anyone any thoughts, reccomendations on this?

    Regards, Nick
    Hi, Nick,

    Try contacting Tobin George, who is a member on this Board. He has a Kydex backplate, re-inforced with stainless steel bits around the harness slots that is truly outstanding, and wonderfully light-weight! I have one for my Expedition BBOD, and am getting one for my Classic YBOD.

    Try: www.deepseasupply.com

    Tell Tobin you heard about him on this Board, and that I said "Howdy"!

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmanfield
    SS is too heavy to travel with and I'm concerned about salt water and aluminium. I have heard about plastic backplates which would allow me to use a harness and have better attachment points but not incur a weight penalty.
    Nick,

    Deep Sea Supply manufactures a Kydex backplate that is ss reinforced and lightweight. You can find pictures of it gallery. Rob Davie uses one on his oversized Inspiration.

    I posted some of it and the Evo adapter, an Inspiration adapter is also available from what I understand.

    Contact 'coolhardware52' here on the board for more info.

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    Stefan,

    Muy buenas dias, mi amigo! We were typing at the same time!

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROB DAVIE
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    Muy buenas dias, mi amigo! We were typing at the same time!

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    Hola amigo. Your trigger finger is still quicker than mine. Must be the Tejas heritage. :D

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