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 Post subject: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:14 am 
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I have the ever so faithful lifeguard float
was wondering how you would attach a 3 prong to if i ever wanted to shoot in holes if anything
I want to bring my 9 foot hybrid out with me sometimes so i can get some 3 prong action
any Tips and ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:28 am 
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I usually just clip the band to a spare tuna clip on the float.

I used to use a section of pvc pipe that was zip tied to the float as a holder, but it came off in the surf once and I haven't replaced it.

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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:40 am 
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I usually just clip the band to a spare tuna clip on the float.

I used to use a section of pvc pipe that was zip tied to the float as a holder, but it came off in the surf once and I haven't replaced it.



What he said, you can also cut a small section off of one of those water noodles (pool toy) and slide it over the tip to make it float on the surface.

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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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I like to use two tent bungies with the small ball and attach them to the handle part of my can. I shorten them. Tie a small cord for a tab on to the elastic part so it's easier to take off. Cable tie the elastics down and clip the rubber to a tuna clip for loss prevention. If it's a real long 3 prong, use a extra floater on the end like "C" recommends. I did this to both sides of my float. :D

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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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What if the 3 prong is a two piece? would you guys have it a full length on the float or do you connect the pieces after? if possible show some diagrams. I need the visual.


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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:17 am 
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I use carabiners on my floats. I trust them more than tuna clips.
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You just need to soak them well & spray some corrosionX on them or WD40 after diving.


As for towing...I'd leave it together and clip through the bungee and onto the float. Make some dyneema loops if you're using a Hasselhof float so you can attach something.


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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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Tappy wrote:
What if the 3 prong is a two piece? would you guys have it a full length on the float or do you connect the pieces after? if possible show some diagrams. I need the visual.



There used to be pics here:
Stody floaty but they are gone now.

Here is what Stody recommended and coined the term the "Stody Floaty"
"Cut a noodle piece about 12-16" long. Taper one end (the front portion) and attach a 2 foot piece of cord with a rubber 'condom' (like we put on the end of our spearguns). Slide your spear through the noodle and attach the spear to your float as you normally would. Now as you swim you will have little to no drag and should something happen and your spear come unattached, it will still float and actually sit high in the water allowing you to find it."

Its simple fix.

As for the 2 piece question, definitly put it together first and clip it on your float with a tuna clip or carbeener as Medic said.

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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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could also buy one of those mini egg floats to slip over the tip and clip the bungee to the float so that the spear floats. I think Westside Dive carries them.


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thank you guys for all your advice.
is there any way i can make it really sturdy almost like its clamp to the float and no possible way to lost it in the surf?
on a budget cause i just got a Hatch :))))))))))))))


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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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Everything's possible.

Have a small hole drilled near the bungee hole and thread a piece of dyneema and make a loop and then clamp your carabiner to that.


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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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You should ask RoiKiller :wink: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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I use carabiners on my floats. I trust them more than tuna clips.
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You just need to soak them well & spray some corrosionX on them or WD40 after diving.


The problem with these type of clips and others that you push to catch the line, is that they sometimes will catch onto your partners tag line or some other line that you don't want to be caught on. Can cause a dangerous situation.
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put tuna clip on float, (use mono and crimp).....if got two piece three prong, be sure to wrap joint with black electrical tape so it doesn't spin apart in the water while you diving and you lose one half....to hang......when you tie your own rubber, double up the wishbone string so you got two instead of just one....one is looped onto the three prong and the other is used to hang the prong off the float....and.....if the wishbone on the spear breaks from wear and tear, you got a second wishbone as back up.

if you don't understand this, next time you see me on Oahu, ask me and I'll show you.

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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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nah darrell thanks for the advice
i understand what you trying to say.
i just think a 9 foot 3 prong is a bit to long to hand thats why :P


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 Post subject: Re: How would you put your 3 prong on your float?
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AkuByrd wrote:
Medic wrote:
I use carabiners on my floats. I trust them more than tuna clips.
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You just need to soak them well & spray some corrosionX on them or WD40 after diving.


The problem with these type of clips and others that you push to catch the line, is that they sometimes will catch onto your partners tag line or some other line that you don't want to be caught on. Can cause a dangerous situation.
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I see your point yet...I don't see it happening. To guard against this, get a locking carabiner.

Not a fan of tuna clips.


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