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DarinMartell
05-15-2008, 14:39
I just bought 2 Catalina AL80's that I have not gotten wet yet but I just this. Anyone know anything about these?

We have two steel scuba pro tanks. They have NEVER been used! (Though they have been maintained!) We are asking $150.00 for the pair. http://images.craigslist.org/011507010212010410200805139ea12419661d0800a70080f4 .jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/01010701040601160620080513ac145f1c9194c49013004c0e .jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/0115020103080116092008051308e0b87d0b5ba3e0d00017d9 .jpg

CompuDude
05-15-2008, 15:44
As long as they don't fail hydro, that could be an awesome deal.

I have a friend that would kill for some good black steel tanks (he's a little obsessed with black gear). Shame they're too far away from L.A. :) (I'm assuming they're in Chicago somewhere)

Those look like the Faber LP95s that ScubaPro was selling for a while. I used to have one, although mine was white.

If you can get the seller to guarantee they will pass Hydro (if stored with at least a little gas in them, but not overfilled, and never used, and there is no visible external rust, they should pass no problem whatsoever), I'd have no hesitation about jumping on them.

Black-Gorrilla
05-15-2008, 15:51
Darin... are those black tanks yours and you want to sell them?

ChrisA
05-15-2008, 15:55
We have two steel scuba pro tanks. They have NEVER been used! (Though they have been maintained!) We are asking $150.00 for the pair.

If these are not Steel 72s and they are have curent hydro inspections they will sell quick at that price. Even if I didn't need them I'd buy them and re-sell them and make a quick $100.

But if they are 72's your price is maybe a little high and if they are out of hydro the buyer is taking a risk so half market price is reasonable.

Also -- these would sell a LOT faster if you'd read the marks stamped on the tank and include that in your post.

CompuDude
05-15-2008, 16:08
Um, guys? Darin cut and pasted the entry from a CraigsList ad he saw. They're not his tanks, unless I'm reading his post entirely wrong.

He just wants to know if they're a good deal or not. Yes, it would be easier if the seller had included more complete info, but that's somewhat rare unless they're serious divers... in which case, they'd probably be asking more. ;)

Those tanks are 8", clearly. Definitely not 72s. Probably LP95s.

DarinMartell
05-15-2008, 16:10
These are not mine, I am thinking about buying them. I wanted to get opinions on them from you. I am waiting to hear Hydro info and size from seller.

Splitlip
05-15-2008, 16:26
They are faber 95's

DarinMartell
05-15-2008, 17:24
If they are Faber 95's would it be a good deal even if they are out of hydro? Being steel what is the difference between these and al80's as far as breathable gas?

Black-Gorrilla
05-15-2008, 17:30
If they are Faber 95's would it be a good deal even if they are out of hydro? Being steel what is the difference between these and al80's as far as breathable gas?

about 15cf gas difference... but keep in mind weight also...
i like lp steel tanks cause i need a bunch of weight to sink me anyway...

those are nice tanks... and for 150 thats a great deal... if they make it trough hydro/vip.

Jack Hammer
05-15-2008, 17:39
I sent an email to the seller a few hours after they listed. Its been a few days now and no reply at all. I don't even see the original listing anymore. It does look like a nice set of tanks and the price is really good. Too bad, I was up that way a coupla days ago too.

Jack

Splitlip
05-15-2008, 17:47
Where were they?

Splitlip
05-15-2008, 17:54
If they are Faber 95's would it be a good deal even if they are out of hydro? Being steel what is the difference between these and al80's as far as breathable gas?
Steel is good. They will last a long time.

Those are about 8# negative when filled to 2650 and close to neutral when empty. An Al 80 is less than 2 # neg full and over 4 # positive when empty They are routinely pumped to 3000 which will give you 108cf or so of gas. They weigh a few more pounds than al 80's but are so much better in the buoyancy dept. You will take 4 to 6 # off your belt.