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#1 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:03 AM

So how does everybody keep the Preston Strap Ring from unscrewing from the HU3 and the Single Channel unit?

Mine keep loosening and I fear that my HU3 will take a nasty tumble from my assistants neck because the ring threaded out of the HU.

 

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#2 Aaron Medick SOC

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:15 AM

Thread locker and a strap with a swivel lanyard clip so it can in twist at the swivel rather than the bolt.
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#3 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:46 AM

That's assuming that I still have the bolt on the bottom of the screw thread............

Thanks Aaron.


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#4 RonBaldwin

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:13 PM

In a pinch one day I used the ring/pin from the prop guy's prince albert. It was a nice conversation piece but only worked a few days before coming loose and shorting out my handset. Now I screw the thing in nice and tight and then put a nut on the inside.
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#5 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

I use black rapid r7 straps on my Preston's. Swivel attachment helps with your issue.
http://www.blackrapi.../products/curve
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#6 Ben Rowsell

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

Preston part held in by a nut with thread lock and a spring washer from the inside (of the handset). Stainless ball bearing swivel from a game fishing shop on the outside between the preston part and lanyard. These come with a small but very strong "key ring" to join them together.

 

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#7 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:33 AM

I'm just wondering where in the deep recesses of my single channel unit my lock nut is living right now.

What sized is that particular nut?


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#8 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:34 AM

Prince Albert????


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