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    Knots

    Does anyone know the best knot to use when tying a regulator necklace?

    Also, what's the best knot for tying bungee to make a bottom timer strap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack911 View Post
    Does anyone know the best knot to use when tying a regulator necklace?

    Also, what's the best knot for tying bungee to make a bottom timer strap?
    Most people I know use "overhand knots" -

    The necklace is threaded under the cable-tie holding the mouthpiece of the back-up necklace. The cable tie is pulled very tight and the small knot prevents the necklace from slipping out. I haven't seen the tied necklace very often.

    Similarly most people that use bungees - I don't like them I use the original straps - seem to thread the bungee through the hole in the mount and tie one or two overhand knots to prevent it pulling through the hole.

    Simplest approach I suppose!
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    There are two ways to attach a necklace - one is with a cable tie over the bungee. The other is a double fisherman's knot. I will try to find some photos if it is of interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_hk View Post
    There are two ways to attach a necklace - one is with a cable tie over the bungee. The other is a double fisherman's knot. I will try to find some photos if it is of interest.
    Like these Graham

    rectotec: HOW TO: TIE A REGULATOR NECKLACE

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    Nice one Tim :D
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    you can use the double fisherman's knot to make an adjustable bungee strap for your bottomtimer/compass too.
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    http://www.dir-diver.com/pics/uwatec...hed_bottom.jpg

    Kind of like that, but with 4 pieces of bungee instead of 2. Tie fisherman's knots so that the straps are complete, and voila! Instantly adjustable strap. Move the knots farther apart to tighten the strap, and closer together to lengthen it. Very handy for switching between wetsuit, drysuit, and birthday suit. Don't forget to melt the ends of the knots.

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    Really useful knot (technically, bend) for joining two loose ends of bungee - the Zeppelin Bend:

    Zeppelin Bend | How to tie the Zeppelin Bend | Climbing Knots

    A bit tricky to tie 'til you have a bit of practice, but totally secure. Great for the loop around the corrugated hose, or for a non-adjustable bottom timer bungee.

    Cheers,
    Huw

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    If you have not seen it yet, here you can see the Double Fisherman's Knot.

    http://www.animatedknots.com/doublef...matedknots.com

    If you are using a bungee mount from https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=129 you could also use one continuous bungee which is fixed at the ends with an overhand knot on each side.

    Best,
    Sven

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    I prefer surgical tubing for the necklace, no stopper knot needed as it compresses so much that it won't pull through, although it's sometimes difficult to find the thicker variety and black. Although this opens the debate that some people want it to pull out if yanked on hard enough as it would with a fisherman, but I'm of the camp who doesn't.
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