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Looking for suit with yoke for AH3
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Hey GuysI recently picked up an AH3 for my collection.  Now I'm trying to find a suit that has the yoke on it to mate to the helmet, or even just a yoke to put on one of the ones I have.  Even if the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Smith Nov 26, 2014.

Looking for Harness for Air Hat 2
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Hi Everyone: I'm trying to find the jocking harness for the Aquadyne Air Hat GS2 that I am restoring.  I understand they were different from the AH3 and newer ones.  Ideally I would like an original…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Smith Jun 13, 2012.

Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
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Hi Guys. Just bought an Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 for my collection and was wondering if anyone has any information about these hats?  I know they were set up to use with a rebreather/reclaiming system…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Bathgate Jan 4, 2014.

Russian Diving helmet
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Hi Guys: Has anyone used one of the old Russian copper helmets?  I just bought one for my collection along with the suit and would like to make it workable but a couple of things have me scratching…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Smith May 22, 2011.

 

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"I love my Gorski especially since I upgraded the neck latching system."
Nov 30, 2014
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Nov 26, 2014
Doug Smith replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for suit with yoke for AH3
"Looks good to me - what did you want for it?  My email is mjdkas@hotmail.com  "
Nov 26, 2014
Adam Van-Eckmann replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for suit with yoke for AH3
"Hi here is a suit it is a viking w3 180 long couple of h***s but not a problem."
Nov 24, 2014
Doug Smith replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for suit with yoke for AH3
"Viking 2 or 3.  5'8" 180 lbs.  I'd prefer one of the rubber suits (Viking, Thor, Gates, Aquala etc)"
Nov 13, 2014
Fred C. Johnson replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for suit with yoke for AH3
"KME could fabricate a tunnel yoke for you out of neoprene or you can make one. Then glue it on one of your suits."
Nov 12, 2014
Fred C. Johnson replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for suit with yoke for AH3
"What size suit do you wear?"
Nov 12, 2014
Doug Smith posted a discussion

Looking for suit with yoke for AH3

Hey GuysI recently picked up an AH3 for my collection.  Now I'm trying to find a suit that has the yoke on it to mate to the helmet, or even just a yoke to put on one of the ones I have.  Even if the suit is beyond repair as long as the yoke is usable for another suit I would be interested.  As far as I can find out Viking seems to be the only one with the yokes new at the moment and, in Canada, they are notoriously hard to get the more uncommon parts through. I would appreciate any help. DougSee More
Nov 9, 2014
Jim Bathgate replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
"Hi , Fred, I did try writing before, I will also try writing to the amial address you left, but hey. you have a name-sake, I did know a Sat Diver of the same name, way back in the day. I think he was American.I will write to you proper address, I…"
Jan 4, 2014
Fred C. Johnson replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
"Look on e-bay - commercial diving - has a jocking harness and neckring complete up for bid now. I have a manual if you would like a copy e-mail me @ Fred.Johnson@calpia.ca.gov"
Jan 4, 2014
Jim Bathgate replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
"I now have the 2 neck rings, plus some buckles and D-rings to sort out at least one harness, looking for a manual plus some wee bits. I cleaned up the valves,( & replaced flapper valves with KMDSI ones) stripped the chrome from one hat,left the…"
Dec 28, 2013
cmeb76 replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
"Hello, I am rebuilding an Aquadyne AH2 and have been searching for parts for some time. Turns out the gentleman that built the hats are still around, still have shops under the General Aquadyne name, and still have parts on the shelf.…"
Dec 28, 2013
Jim Bathgate replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
" This is all very interesting, learning wee bits with every comment. Oceaneering did at one point in time use a male Q/D fitting at the end of the pneumo,and a split bailout hose from bottle to hat,so e.g.  Diver 1 could…"
Apr 10, 2013
Fred C. Johnson replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
"The GH-2 which is the proper name of the aquadyane gas hat. Aquadyne had a separate bailout valve assemble that attached to your harness that had the main air supply and bailout attached. A smart diver cuts the end of his Phumo hose at a 45 degree…"
Apr 8, 2013
Jim Bathgate replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
"I think you have some very good points,but there's a few reasons,such as bailout duration for a free-flow helmet versus a demand set-up. Bailout systems with long duration are something I understand the need for more and more,every time I go to…"
Apr 8, 2013
Jim Bathgate replied to Doug Smith's discussion Looking for Aquadyne Air Hat GS-2 Info.
"Hi Doug, It's a year and a half since you posted this,but I'm in the same position as you were back then, an AH2 helmet in transit.(but without the neck ring) I never heard it called the GS2.I also just got a Swindell/Advanced 2000,and my…"
Apr 8, 2013

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Collector of diving gear among many other things, Photography, museums, medieval recreation, reading, videos
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At 11:21am on June 21, 2011, Jerry Babin said…

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At 9:46am on May 29, 2011, Jerry Neff said…
Hi Doug The helmet is called a Neff-Ducey. In 1965 my then tender and my self designed and built this helmet. My diving career was about to come to an end due to hand jetting ear infections. Joe Savoie had invented the first light weight diving helmet but at that time he had stopped building them. So Mike and I decided to build our own. Historical Diving Society has these and other diving helmets listed under modern diving. Thanks for asking.    Jerry
At 2:48am on May 19, 2011, paramjitsinghsoor said…
hi smith how r you i am paramjitsingh soor IMCA diver from south africa .i am working now dubai as a asistance supervisor ..but i want to come in canada do you help me for it pls this is frount off you my humble request pls don,t ignore and help me i am verry thinkfull to you ..
At 8:37am on April 27, 2011, Rick Thomas said…
Hi Doug, no problem, this site is like that; friends first!  Glad you like Desco's restoration; I was impressed with their craftsmanship...
At 7:16am on January 17, 2011, Tony Groom said…

Doug

I'm really glad you enjoyed DIVER. The new one has only been out a few weeks and its going really well. Have a look at my web site. www.deep-sea-diving.com

Tony

At 6:01am on January 17, 2011, Tony Groom said…

Doug

Which one are you reading?

TG

At 2:35pm on October 14, 2010, Rodney Hall said…
Great...!
At 9:35am on October 14, 2010, Rodney Hall said…
We practiced that in school so I was used to it. With the mixed-gas rig we had a small pulley to keep the hat off our shoulders while sitting standby.
At 11:58am on October 13, 2010, Rodney Hall said…
Yes, it is...back in 1980 as a standby diver doing pier inspections in Diego Garcia!
 
 
 

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