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My design SCUBA backplate in 3mm 316 Stainless Steel.
Finished dimensions: Length 390mm, Width 238mm, weight 2.3kg (5 lbs).
Some design details:
Shoulder straps angled out slightly for greater comfort, without restricting mobility for shutdowns etc.
Three pairs of standard 11 inch / 280mm twinset (or STA) bolt holes, to allow some flexibility of positioning (using rented twins, for e.g. or to allow adjustment for different body sizes).
Cam band slots for common single tank 'sta-less' wings.
Centre channel deep enough for bolts and wing nuts, and wide enough for fingers.
Side holes for mounting acessories, e.g. argon bottle.
Compared to Halcyon SS plate. The Halcyon is 8mm longer and 18mm wider, but almost exactly the same weight.
My other backplate designs: The original H-Plate (2003)
H-Plate Mk II (2007)
H-Plate Mk III (2010)
Aluminium twinset backplate (2009)
A drawing of the basic template for my backplate designs is available for download here.
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