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    Rear dump valve

    Just been looking at wing .And the rear dump just catches the back plate would it
    Be better to move sta up so it doesn’t catch on plate or will it be ok cheers

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    The wing should float around the tank when in the water, so away from the backplate.

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    Can you post a picture of the issue or specify which wing you are using. My dumps sit well clear of the backplate.

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    It’s a halcyon eclipse just catching the top edge can just move wing on backplate.
    That should do it

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    I also have a Halcyon eclipse and it shouldn't be an issue (mine has lasted around 15 years). As Wibble has said, during diving the wing will wrap around the cylinder away from the backplate but even when its fully inflated the dump valve might bump the plate but it's not an issue. Leave the wing so that the holes in the wing line up with the holes in the plate, it was designed this way to put the lift in the correct position.

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    Cheers just thinking of dropping the wing one set of holes.
    To move it away from plate

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    Just make sure the wing doesn’t go under the cylinder.

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    Just make sure the dump valve is tightly screwed in to the wing — I recently lost a dump valve when it popped off on the surface! Thankfully had a drysuit and a blob in my pocket and swam to shore (St Andrews).

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    Cheers for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Just make sure the dump valve is tightly screwed in to the wing — I recently lost a dump valve when it popped off on the surface! Thankfully had a drysuit and a blob in my pocket and swam to shore (St Andrews).
    Nothing like checking your kit, eh? What's that? Five full turns of looseness? Mind that ReVo...
    I don't want to get technical or anything, but alcohol IS a solution


 
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