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Speargun care

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Any reason I shouldn’t be storing my speargun with the line under a bit of tension from the muzzle bungee to keep it tidy?

Will the bungee lose it’s stretch over time? just want to follow best practise
 

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My 2 cents: I think it is better not to store the muzzle bungee and spearline under tension - if you can live with all the line flopping around making a mess!

In practice I leave mine under some tension. With spear guns, especially newer models, it is possible to remove a little tension by not using the side flaps (newer spearguns) and by modify line routing around the muzzle.

Thinking about it now, I suppose there are good ways to store spearline not under pressure. For example:

* Remove spear and spear-line from Speargun. My Omer Spearguns each came with a plastic spear-cap/line winder for storing spears with spear-line. Those clever Italians! Leave the bungee attached to the muzzle.

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* Leave the spearline attached but not wrapped around the line-release. Perhaps release the spear from the trigger mechanism too? Then use small rubber bands (or sections of old bike inner tube?) Or cable ties to bring the spearline under control :)
 

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Bungee under constant tension will crack, ditto for bands as rubber under tension is attacked by oxygen in the air. Sharp bends in rubber will also crack it.
 

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Any reason I shouldn’t be storing my speargun with the line under a bit of tension from the muzzle bungee to keep it tidy?

Will the bungee lose it’s stretch over time? just want to follow best practise
Sunlight and moisture are the enemy of speargun rubbers. I rub talc on my rubbers and I put a black plastic bag made from builders plastic membrane over the rubbers to keep sunlight out. My current rubbers are 5 years old and show no sign of perishing. For muzzle bungee I recommend using latex free tubing used in exercise resistance bands you can leave them tensioned all the time and they last forever.
 
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