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Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by becky9, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. becky9

    becky9 Diving bore!

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    Are they twin 7s?
     
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    looks genuine probs good for stuck prop etc on a boat
     
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    What could possibly go wrong!
     
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    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Phil. Phil. Oh you don't do 300 bar? What do you mean you can only do 200?

    Better off with a Piss Off Not Yours?
     
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    becky9 Diving bore!

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    Like a baby I suspect - No shame there!

    M.
     
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    becky9 Diving bore!

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    Yeh I kind of expected so. There are lots of people that seem to have bought them though :( x
     
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    You need to site your criticism
    just because it's a different use to what you are used to
     
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    becky9 Diving bore!

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    Its leading people to believe that they can buy a toy and go diving. A 300 bar 2 litre cylinder becomes a 230 bar at best cylinder when there is no 300 bar compressor. Its beyond what most people would consider sensible for a pony too.... strap this on a pretend you are a scuba diver.

    Its stupid, stupid , stupid and stupid. x
     
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    becky9 Diving bore!

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    Its fucking madness. If you are a diver do it properly. If you aren't get someone who is to do it for you. x
     
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    Thats elitist crap, there is cause to be underwater that is mega depths or what you'd probably even call diving
     
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    Problem with cutting a line of a prop is that it can take quite some time if you're hacking away with a knife. The other sailing issue is freeing an anchor which would tend to be in 5 metres.

    Both of these activities would have one chugging air at an alarming rate.

    With only 400 litres available - 200 bar is more common than 230 in the med - you've not got long. And with no gauge, no reserve, what could possibly go wrong...?

    I fear for the half-empty cylinder user where the owner hasn't re-filled it.

    They need an audible alert for low pressure. Beeps a bit like reversing beepers.
     
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    I did a search and recovery job once for an anchor that was in a defined place within two buoys about
    10m apart in 6m of sility mud. It took almost all of a full 12lt to find it and by the time we did and got
    the chain up, we were sucking fumes.
     
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    becky9 Diving bore!

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    Lol, really? Find me a major agency that would be happy to teach you on that rig and condone marketing it as a toy? x

    Edit: Its quite alarming that you don't see the issue tbh x
     
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    It is surprising that the internet seems full of stuff that is dangerous, illegal or both - you would think that the Health and Safety Police would step in.. But then, people seeking to win a Darwin Award have to buy their kit from somewhere!
     
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    becky9 Diving bore!

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    Quite, but it sure does seem like the person advertising that stuff should know better. To be honest jumping off a boat in proper full scuba gear to do any kind of task isn't something that should be taken lightly even by those fully trained. x
     
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    Especially around a potentially live propeller.

    I've a couple of jobs to do on a sailing boat which would easily be done in the water with my diving kit - replacing a couple of anodes. This would save me the £300 lift-out charge.

    Trouble is they don't like people diving in the marina. Or at least I assume they don't - I've not, and won't, ask them as it's always easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission. I guess they might notice if someone was walking along the pontoon wearing twin 12's and carrying fins.
     

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