rx7diver
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Corrugated Hose size for Argonaut 23# Wing w/ VDH Classic Plate

Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:01 pm

Yesterday I wore my new Argonaut 23# Singles Wing + VDH Classic Plate + PRAM + OMS (Faber) LP66 for the first time with a wet suit (2/3 O'Neill jumpsuit) in open water.

I am thinking that the corrugated hose is too short for me for this gear configuration. (Orally inflating the BC at the surface was a bit challenging.) I've just placed an order for a 19" hose, the next size up.

Has anyone else here had a similar experience, and subsequently ordered the longer corrugated hose?

TIA,

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EberWolf
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Re: Corrugated Hose size for Argonaut 23# Wing w/ VDH Classic Plate

Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:33 am

I had the same issue with my 35# wing. After everything was adjusted the hose was too short. I ordered the 19" and it worked out for me. Just note that the hose that came with the BCD is oval shaped and the 19" ones are round.

Jim

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Re: Corrugated Hose size for Argonaut 23# Wing w/ VDH Classic Plate

Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:42 pm

Thanks, @EberWolf. I actually ordered the 19" corrugated hose last week. It should be here tomorrow.

By the way, the 16" hose that came with my 23# Argonaut Wing has a round cross section.

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Re: Corrugated Hose size for Argonaut 23# Wing w/ VDH Classic Plate

Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:26 am

I like the look and feel of the oval hoses. If you want a good price in 12, 16, or 22" for $20 look here: https://www.divegearexpress.com/corrugated-hoses

these aren't as stiff as the the new round hoses and look a lot better to me.

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Re: Corrugated Hose size for Argonaut 23# Wing w/ VDH Classic Plate

Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:54 pm

Thanks for the link, @BigSwell.

I am thinking that a 16" corrugated hose that telescopes/strctches (like the DGX hose you linked) would probably have worked fine for me. However, my 19" Argonaut hose has already arrived and been switched in on my Argonaut Wings.

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