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Zeagle Eagle
07-06-2009, 19:20
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Opinions on the Neutrl-Buoyancy-Weight-4-Scuba-Diving-Tanks. Anybody using them?

navyhmc
07-06-2009, 19:45
I've seen those before, not as new as they want us to think (read as first out in 1982.) Some folks like them, they do make your tank neutral with only 4lbs of additional weight. A few folks say that they had to re-do some of their trim when they put it on and it did tend to make the tank settle boot end instead of velve down. I've heard about 50-50 on them.

mitsuguy
07-06-2009, 20:44
Or you could just thread a 3 or 4 lb weight onto a tank cam band like I did... does the exact same thing...

Zeagle Eagle
07-06-2009, 20:58
Or you could just thread a 3 or 4 lb weight onto a tank cam band like I did... does the exact same thing...
That would probably work, but the weight would flap/hang everytime I uncammed. I have done it a few times;but, usually forget until I am in the water.

mitsuguy
07-06-2009, 21:01
Or you could just thread a 3 or 4 lb weight onto a tank cam band like I did... does the exact same thing...
That would probably work, but the weight would flap/hang everytime I uncammed. I have done it a few times;but, usually forget until I am in the water.

I dive 3-5x a day, almost every single day... boat dives, shore dives, you name it... it is very handy and definitely doesn't get in the way at all... the weight actually gives you kind of a second handle for the cam band too...

it also helps with my trim (which didn't need help when I was using steel tanks)

Zeagle Eagle
07-06-2009, 21:04
I've seen those before, not as new as they want us to think (read as first out in 1982.) Some folks like them, they do make your tank neutral with only 4lbs of additional weight. A few folks say that they had to re-do some of their trim when they put it on and it did tend to make the tank settle boot end instead of velve down. I've heard about 50-50 on them.

I am usually a little nose heavy, so that might be a good thing. I guess butt weighs less than brain.

I just bought a Luxfer AL 80. I got such a great price on it at my LDS. I couldn't resist it. I went in to have 3 tanks hydroed and ended up tossing one (pre 1988) and getting a new one.

Splitlip
07-06-2009, 21:20
I have neutral 80 I would swap even up for a standard 80. My daughter is a bit foot heavy and does better with weight up high.

baywatch106
07-06-2009, 23:02
I bought one for my AL 80 and then I made a copy for my other tank.

Recon
07-07-2009, 00:25
Just my 2 cents:

NB-AL80
Neutrally Buoyant Aluminum 80 Tank reviews and discounts, Luxfer (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=AL80N)
175.95

Standard AL80
Aluminum 80 Tank reviews and discounts, Catalina (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AL80)
149.95

Tank Boot
Tank Boot reviews and discounts, UK Lights (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=TankBoot)
5.95

Bottom of the tank in side boot weighty thingy (new tech term I just coined it)
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15.00 + shipping 5.00 = 20.00...

so for +5 dollars, you can have a tank that is designed to be NB with out having to F around with a lead disc..... That is why I went with the actual NB-AL80.... like I said... just my 2 cents, if you are looking to save 5 to 10 bucks in this sport.... please tell me how to do it, and I AM a cheap mofo, but I will not compromise my safety / comfort for a few bucks, just not worth it to me. If the sun moon and stars all align perfectly and SOMETHING odd happens and your boot falls off (I know personally that a boot falling of, is really probably NEVER gonna happen, as I had to take a 2x4 and a mallet to mine to get it off but hey... stranger things have happened) and that 3.7 pounds of lead sinks to the bottom of the ocean, and you're almost on E in your tank that 3.7 pounds could cause you to rise out of control causing a DSC incident and a trip to the tank.... not that this is likely to happen but it could.... just not worth it for 10 total bucks in savings if you are intending on putting a boot on your NB-AL80 anyway...
/rant

~Recon

Zeagle Eagle
07-10-2009, 13:55
I have neutral 80 I would swap even up for a standard 80. My daughter is a bit foot heavy and does better with weight up high.

I am interested in swapping. I don't have the tanks right now they are being hydroed. They should be back in a week or so. Are you in Jupiter FLA?