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Forum: General Freediving Area 05-30-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Charles dT
Re: How do you equalize when you have a speargun and a light?

Thanks Dano :-)

I'll try what you say sounds interesting. But the other night I had a huge flashlight from my buddy and that wouldn't have worked.

on the picture, that's exactly the light I...
Forum: General Freediving Area 05-30-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Charles dT
Re: How do you equalize when you have a speargun and a light?

Hi,

Thanks!
I already do Frenzel, one handed.... I think. I didn't know that until recently but researching this topic I realized I do since I can equalize with empty lungs, chest doesn't move,...
Forum: General Freediving Area 05-30-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Charles dT
How do you equalize when you have a speargun and a light?

Hi everyone,

Had the opportunity to do a night dive (freediving, 30 to 45ft) for the first time of my life this week-end and suddenly realized on my first drop that my hands were full, with a...
Forum: All About Guns 05-28-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Charles dT
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Hi Straits,

the design you describe looks a lot like the hole gun I built.
I'm attaching a picture here as well as a competitor Riffe 00 that shoots the same shaft so you can compare.

my gun...
Forum: All About Guns 05-25-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Charles dT
Re: My First Custom Build - From a pile of old logs to a beautiful gun

Nice. I like how you made the handle. Handle a little wide maybe?
Forum: All About Guns 05-22-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Hello everyone,

So here is pretty much the final product!

Since then I have added 14mm rubbers. These are 24" long and when fully extended should be 76". I am struggling big time to load the...
Forum: All About Guns 05-11-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Charles dT
Re: Help! Final epoxy coat and ballasting questions

Hi HPWatson,

I am a newbie too and have only built one speargun so far, no ballast. I am building my 2nd one and am planning on ballasting it.
So not speaking from direct experience but read...
Forum: All About Guns 05-05-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Hi Triponempa,
I haven't measured but yes it's far. Still manageable -I hope- but if I were to build another one I would put the handle closer to the butt. The fact it is a roller should reduce...
Forum: All About Guns 05-04-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Then finally started the epoxy coats. I have seen really nice camo finishes and I wanted to try something a little bit like that, but trying to stay close to the classic "woodland" pattern. I also...
Forum: All About Guns 05-04-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Added lead in the handle. I flattened a bunch of air rifle pellets :-)
Epoxyed them in place but the tape wasn't making it exactly leak proof so I had some issues. It's fun to see the pellets at the...
Forum: All About Guns 05-04-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Ended up profiling the muzzle this way. It's a little boxy but I want to leave as much wood as possible to hold the CF tube.
The idea of the hooked shape is that it will allow me to rig the speargun...
Forum: All About Guns 04-30-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Charles dT
Re: Advice on roller muzzle/CF attachment and muzzle flip on hybrid roller?

Thanks to both of you.

If the muzzle flip is mostly due to the typical handle position of hybrids, I should be OK since my handle is really high compared to the usual set up (see pic) . So...
Forum: All About Guns 04-29-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Charles dT
Advice on roller muzzle/CF attachment and muzzle flip on hybrid roller?

Hi everyone,

Hoping to get some advice on muzzles and ballast. I'm trying to building this large hybrid roller (I have been posting pics as I progress on another thread).

Firstly I was...
Forum: All About Guns 04-27-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Some progress. Have reworked a little the sides, shaped the CF/Teak junction a little and started removing a few millimeters on the top so that the closed track is flush with the wood surface and...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 04-27-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Charles dT
Re: Need Help for building a Hybrid

Also, if you love your Wong, then could buy everything you need straight from Daryl (Delrin track, handle, mech , etc). I bought most of my components from him because the blank and CF tube I had...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 04-27-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Charles dT
Re: Need Help for building a Hybrid

I second Mana'squal, DMSEA's post is one of the best out there.

I am currently building a hybrid too (http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=196150) and have been mainly following DMSEA's...
Forum: 2013 Best Trip Report and/or Video Challenge 04-21-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,747
Posted By Charles dT
Re: Spearfishing in wild Zanzibar! (VIDEO)

I loved it too. Any chance you can share the source of the original voice over?
Nice video!
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

That's it so far... still a lot of shaping to do. My main pain points right now are figuring out some form of profile to be able to anchor the roller bands and how I will be able to rig a double wrap...
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

These are a few pictures of the walnut stripes I added and how they look as I have begun the shape them.
On the right side where the line release is I have left some material to help guide the line...
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

I then started shaping the part of the blank between the handle and the butt (not sure of the name). You can see on the picture the push rod canal. Where I had had issues with the 1/4 inch bit and...
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Another issue I have had is that I drilled the hole for the release line and pinned it in place, only to release I could no longer remove the trigger mech (the line release prevents it from moving up...
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Now, the issue I had been struggling with lately is that the handle is recessed so high that I had concerns the stock would be stong enough at that point of the speargun.

Eventually I decided to...
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Then I cleaned up the CF barrel as best as I could, sanded where necessary and epoxied in place the open track
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Having recessed the handle I started profiling the blank slightly.I don't have a band saw which would have been the right way to do this so did it as shown on the pictures
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,994
Posted By Charles dT
Re: 62" Hybrid build

Ok guys, so progress as been slow but here are a few updates.
I finished the handle recess. The router was giving me some issues and I was trouble getting the depth right but I got there eventually
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