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seakrakken
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How much webbing on an Argonaut DH Backplate?

Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:26 am

I recently acquired an Argonaut Double Hose Back plate.
It was rigged for a gentleman standing 5' 9" and 170lbs.
Sad to say I need to re-rig with new webbing to accommodate my portly self. :oops:
When the plates were new, how many feet of webbing did they come with?

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Re: How much webbing on an Argonaut DH Backplate?

Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:05 am

The last time I re-strapped my backpac I just took my wife's flexible sewing tape measure and determined the length of the shoulder straps and waist strap around my, ahem "portly" figure, and added a few feet to take account for adding buckles, etc... My 2psi
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Re: How much webbing on an Argonaut DH Backplate?

Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:05 pm

It's about 14 feet.
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Re: How much webbing on an Argonaut DH Backplate?

Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:09 am

Many thanks Couv!

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Re: How much webbing on an Argonaut DH Backplate?

Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:43 am

This might help for webbing length. When a customer wants a vintage cotton harness I ask them to make these measurements. By doubling A, B and adding C and D (E might not apply if you don't want a sternum strap) and then adding a few inches for slots, etc., you can get somewhat of the amount of webbing needed. Obviously I have made hundreds of the cotton ones so the amount of webbing for the quick release on the D rings is another known quantity, but you can get an idea of how much you might want to purchase. Remember you can always cut off extra, but adding to existing amount after cut is difficult at least, maybe impossible.

Measurements to take for vintage style cotton harness:

A. Top mark on tank to breast
B. Bottom mark on tank to breast
C. Around waist at location of bottom mark on tank
D. Bottom mark to belly button (between legs/crouch)
E. (Not shown on diagram) Breast nipple to breast nipple

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Re: How much webbing on an Argonaut DH Backplate?

Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:53 pm

Nice Illustration!

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