New Royal-Aqua Master project

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macado
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New Royal-Aqua Master project

Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:47 am

Hope everyone in Florida has battened down the hatches and is staying safe.

It's been a while since I've been on here. Still diving double hose regulators when I am not on my rebreather (on a loop one way or another!) but I got a nice little garage find today that has re-sparked my interest.

A pretty clean Aqua-Lung Royal AquaMaster (vintage 1970-1973 I think based on serial) and a set of PST LP45 1800psi doubles (original hydro 1972). It will be the most "modern" regulator in my double hose collection. This will make a nice fall/winter project.

Now to dust off the regulator tools, order some service kits and remove some terrible C-Clips.. It looks like I've missed quite a lot and need to catch up on the latest creation of Luis and Bryan! New Kraken and DSVs. Exciting.

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Re: New Royal-Aqua Master project

Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:57 pm

Nice, i see a green hose in one picture, is that an oxygen diluter reg attached to that hose?
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Re: New Royal-Aqua Master project

Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:05 pm

Welcome back. Really nice project reg, the DSV will go nicely with it.
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Re: New Royal-Aqua Master project

Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:50 pm

Hi Micado,
I may have done a similar tank project. Check out viewtopic.php?f=41&t=9070
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Re: New Royal-Aqua Master project

Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:33 pm

kgehring wrote:Nice, i see a green hose in one picture, is that an oxygen diluter reg attached to that hose?


My loop hoses for my rebreather. They are called cooper hoses. A lot of rebreather divers use them because they are smoother bore so easier to clean and in theory slightly better work-of-breathing (debatable) than stock rebreather rubber hoses

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Re: New Royal-Aqua Master project

Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:38 pm

SurfLung wrote:Hi Micado,
I may have done a similar tank project. Check out viewtopic.php?f=41&t=9070


Those came out great! I've got another set of LP50s sitting in basement with a Voit manifold that I need to do something with at some point. One of them was a bit pitted in the bottom unfortunately so I never rebuild them but I'm going to have it tumbled again and re-inspect it.

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