What's a "V2" Snark III...
- I am of the opinion that my blue hosed Snark III is a "V2" model and I base that on an article I read on the CG-45 website. Here's the story:
- The Snark III as we know it started out with a centered valve and yoke like most other double hose regs. It went thru a few versions like that until they came up with the offset mechanism we know as the Snark III. But the cans looked like the previous centered version. At first they made them for the military and just called them the "V2"... Which had black labels marked "Nemrod Modelo V2". Later these exact same models were sold with a blue label (and blue hoses) and the name "Snark III Nemrod by Seamless". This is why I call my reg the V2 version even though it isn't labeled that way.
- V2 type Snark III Photo from CG45 Collection with permission. See http://www.cg-45.com/regulators/Nemrod/index.shtml
Extensive history of the Nemrod double hose regulators. The company started by going to France, buying a bunch of CG-45 regs, bringing them back to Spain and relabeling them "Nemrod CG-45". They later patented the CG-45 in Spain and manufactured it themselves. This explains why the V2 and Snark IIIs that came later have so many similarities to USD AquaMaster.