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huvrr
09-27-2008, 21:09
Need some advice on lift bags. I hear Carter and Sub Salve are good. Does anyone have experience with lifts they could share? I need 150 to 200 lb. of lift to hoist up some treasure.

fire diver
09-28-2008, 05:04
Lift bags are pretty simple creatures and there's not much to write about. You have two basic types, open bottom and closed bottom. Open bottom are simple, but they can "deflate" once on the surface if you're not careful. The closed types can be harder to inflate, but they will stay inflated.

Salvage work can be tricky and even hazardous. I would recommend you find a teacher and learn the proper techniques of UW recovery first.

What is it you are trying to salvage?

cmburch
09-28-2008, 06:37
I only have a spearfishing popper float.

I bought it from SCUBA necessities. They have a good selection and prices. For lifting airplaces, etc.

Scuba Necessities - Your Portal for Carter Lift Bags and KELDAN HID Dive Lights (http://www.scuba-necessities.com/)

in_cavediver
09-28-2008, 15:54
I've gotta to agree with firediver. If you are looking to lift 150-200lbs, this is beyond basic rec diving salvage. Its definitely doable. I'd look to find an experienced salvage diver to help.

cummings66
09-29-2008, 20:42
There's not a lot to review, but the material a bag is made out of can be something worth knowing. There are cheap plastic bags that won't last long at all, then there's the better ones that last for quite some time.

I use Halcyon Lift bags and like them a lot. Has an open bottom and a dump valve on top, good strong construction and does what it's supposed to do, as if a lift bag could do anything other.

huvrr
10-05-2008, 21:28
I've gotta to agree with firediver. If you are looking to lift 150-200lbs, this is beyond basic rec diving salvage. Its definitely doable. I'd look to find an experienced salvage diver to help.
Yeah I agree with you on that point. I wish I would have had an experienced salvage diver on my last recovery. I raised a sunken boat (steel) from about 35' depth. It was heavy. But the items I want to play with now are easily lifted with the 100-200 lb lift bags. I was just looking for recomendations as to the durability and quality of bags. As I said I only know of the reputation of carter and subsalve bags.

warscout2
10-05-2008, 22:11
one of these should take care of you Prolift Cylindrical Pontoons (http://www.proliftbags.com/pontoons.html) http://www.proliftbags.com/pp6k.jpg

huvrr
10-05-2008, 23:59
Now your talkin. That's what we should have been using to bring the boat up. I'd be ashamed to tell you how we really did it. But does anyone have a real pic of a Carter bag 100 or 200. The only pics I can find are the PDF drawings that don't show me much.