I'm going to design a nice comfortable padded lifting handle for my first stages so the poor little crew members won't get bruised fingers lifting my rig. I just couldn't sleep well last night after reading this thread and thinking how all those times I may have contributed to the development of Carpal Tunnel or Dupuytrens Contracture.Bryan wrote: ↑Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:00 pmToday I had a diver who had sent me two very nice MK 5 / 109's ask me to replace the metal wing nuts on the first stages because crew members on liveaboards complained that it hurt their hands when lifting them in and out of the water. I told him to tell them to shut up and do their jobs ....he replied that he couldn't do that as it might put the people who handled life support equipment in a bad frame of mind.
Somedays I wonder why I even do this.....
Ron, that's nice to hear. I figure it's a good day when I can make a friend laugh. Especially at an inappropriate time.
I find the profile of these new Kraken divers very interesting... I would have thought it would be the complete opposite!!Bryan wrote: ↑Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:39 pm~snip~
A lot of the new Argonaut Kraken divers are not double hose divers to begin with.....Many are just certified and even more have little or no knowledge of how scuba gear works and a specialty item like the Argonaut Kraken really complicates things for them. So lately I have spent an incredible amount of time on the phone and by E-mail explaining how a DSV works, how to put on hoses, why it breathes so bad, why is there a little water in the mouthpiece. I have had TWO different divers go diving and come back complaining of no air coming out....After talking them through it both of them had failed to open their DSV....
Customers and crowdfunding made the Argonaut Kraken a success so I feel an obligation to be as open and honest about what's going on around here as I can.
It adds in the "cool factor".
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