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12-23-2002, 05:49 PM
cheap shafts and homemade powerheads(PPD's) at www.spearfishing.cc
12-23-2002, 07:09 PM
I'd consider trying to make one myself. You know, we have some damn good mfr's in this area. (That's the abreviation for manufacturers, not motherf'ers)
Ray Odor is one cool dude that we are proud to have in the Tampa Bay area.
01-16-2003, 08:27 PM
We used to have a guy in town that was making .223 powerheads in titanium. Still have a few in use, but can't seem to get them made anymore. So now's it's Beco .
I saw these listed in this thread, they look simple, I like that, but would rather have one that has a removable barrel . Is the barel removable on these?
01-16-2003, 09:00 PM
no you cant remove it. its just one solid piece.
01-16-2003, 09:16 PM
I recently bought one of Ray Odor's .223 powerheads (he is one hell of a nice and helpful guy). It slips over the head of your spear - no firing pin or safety. You could slam the damn thing (off your spear of course- loaded) on the deck and I suspect the worst thing that could happen is that it would bounce out of your boat. It seems like a much safer alternative to a screwed on powerhead (especially considering FinAdvisor's recent experience).
I guess the downside is that you have to have the time to put it on your spear before it is effective. You will have a problem if the spear is stuck in a fish or if you don't have the time to pull back yuor bands before the shark tries to eat you and your fish.
What is the opinion of the board: slipon or screwed on? Why?
01-16-2003, 10:08 PM
You will find a boatload of good discussion, including an absolute freaking classic by inletsurf.
01-16-2003, 10:17 PM
Thanks Screen Name.I will do my research. Good hunting!
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