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Old 27th June 2008, 10:02   #1
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Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

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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...

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Re: Fitting a Mares Proton to the BOV

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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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Ah, this explains it. Thanks for the tip. Would this Mares octopus fit then ?
That's the one that you need, yes.

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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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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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