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Old 2nd June 2009, 20:07   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Hydroglove Rubber Drysuits

This is what happens if you fart in the suit
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Old 2nd June 2009, 20:35   #12 (permalink)
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Re: Hydroglove Rubber Drysuits

Isn't that site by a member here? cstmwrks posted a fair bit in the homebuilders forum - the site at the bottom is copyright Custom Works Inc.

In fact I'm sure of it now the site gallery has an image of him diving a chest mount pendulum rebreather
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Re: Hydroglove Rubber Drysuits

Yes, he did some nice counterlungs. I read somewhere that you get air into them by blowing it past the seals. Anybody want to chip in to send one to Darlene?
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Re: Hydroglove Rubber Drysuits

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Yes, he did some nice counterlungs. I read somewhere that you get air into them by blowing it past the seals. Anybody want to chip in to send one to Darlene?

Any color as long as it's not black please......

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Old 18th June 2009, 16:55   #15 (permalink)
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Re: Hydroglove Rubber Drysuits

To answer some questions about the Hydroglove dry suit. It was made in honor and memory of the old skooba totes dry suit. Most of the products listed ( including swim trunks ) were once made by totes. If you took the time to download all the historical pdf files by David Wilson it would clue you in on a bit of the history in staying warm underwater.
It is not a BDSM web site. If it looks like one to you then thats your veiw.
Besides, wet suits, dry suits, MKV helmet and canvass suit are all fetish items to some folks. Even rebreathers are a fetish item, so what is your point?
It is a very acurate and useible copy of an early dry suit. The largest group of folks who buy these are retired people with a fond memory of how things used to be. Thrilled that an item that was little more than a faded memory could be bought again. And just like the Totes was, it is made in the USA.
I must admit I'm disapointed in the postings from some of the members.
Can not find a zipper or a valve? Must be a toy. The old divers used some thing that new divers are soft on, skill.
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Old 18th June 2009, 17:30   #16 (permalink)
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Yes, he did some nice counterlungs. I read somewhere that you get air into them by blowing it past the seals.
You at least have the right idea. To vent the suit, one pulled back either the wrist or face seal. One method to get air in the suit is to have the hood over the skirt of the mask. Vent air into the mask and let it blow out the top skirt and under the hood. Of course the mask did not have a purge valve.
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I had to send my drysuit off for some repairs so I got one of these rubber suits to tie me over.

I have just come back from a shallowish dive in 14 deg C water for about 2 hours to try out my new cheap arse rubber drysuit. All I had on under it was a sharkskin (polartec onesy) and was nice and toasty and only developed a slight leak around the back after the dive after I did a breaching whale flop thing and the fold unwrapped a bit (maybe 'cause I did not fold the back properly?).

I am impressed with it. I was very skeptical at first and made a very slow entry into the water but was soon floundering about with out a care.

I'm going to install a dump and inflator valve on mine and test that out on something deeper.

It is so light and packs very small and dries sooo quick. I think I have found my backup drysuit solution when traveling. I just need to remember to pack a bicycle puncture repair kit.

For the price, if I manage to get 50 dives out of it, it is worth it.
If it saves a dive due to a drysuit malfunction...priceless.

Well done customworks.

Oh..for those where these things matter...You look real hardcore coming out of the water in glissening black rubber with all the other shiny dive things as well as being the center of attention while doning it in the carpark.
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Re: Hydroglove Rubber Drysuits

Got my drysuit (ND CNX) back from repairs and did two dives in it....After nealy 40 dives in the Hydroglove suit, I think I will be continuing the Hydroglove suit for many more dives still.

I have done some long dives (~120mins) and deepish dives (~40m) after I put some valves on but I have had it down to arounf 20m without any inflation and only felt mild squeeze.

I have only racked up short deco time on it. After all it is a bit too cheap and flimsy to chance on long deco obligations

Compared to my CNX shoulder entry I have found the Hydroglove:

- much more flexable and less restricting,
- Easy and quick to repair in the field (read carry a bicycle repair kit).
- Easy to modify, installed a set of heavy duty wrist seals I had and some cheap ebay apeks valves.
- Easy to wash and dry (this time of year..10 mins).
- easy to don and doff, takes a few dives to get the "fold" 100% and would recommend the cumerbun. takes a few dives to workout how to remove the top gracefully.
- sooo light and packs real small. I drysuit bag smaller and lighter then my laptop bag.
- Cheap
- DRY! dryer then my friggin CNX that still has some leaks even after coming back from repairs.....so over it at the moment.
- It does seem to attract abit of attention and weird looks (might be ok for some).
- I do feel hestant around reefs and bits of metal but I have done some tight sqeeze throughs without issue and wear a pair of work overalls when I know there is going to be some rough metal. To date all the holes and rips have happened on the surface without me wearing it but fixed quick and easy.

I would have ro say it has been a good plan B and considering how long it took for my other drysuit to come back from repairs, The Hydroglove has well and truely paid for itself as well as adding some novalty to my diving
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Re: Hydroglove Rubber Drysuits

Did you ever manage to install inflate and exhaust valves on it? I'd like to know how the soft seal holds up when you inflate.

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They seem to work ok....to 68m anyway

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