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texdiveguy
11-05-2007, 22:45
So do you have plastic tank boots on your 'doubles'- Yes or No....and why?

medicdiver
11-05-2007, 23:39
I guess mainly because they don't fit. Since they don't fit I have learned not to have them and it doesn't effect how I deal with them now.

texdiveguy
11-06-2007, 09:19
I use the boots in that it makes for much easier storage of the doubles at home and kit set-up on many dive sites....and mine fit well on the cylinders.

Puffer Fish
11-06-2007, 09:47
So they will stand by themselves in the garage...that is about it. All my boots fit great, but they came with the tanks (faber XF)

vadiver
11-06-2007, 10:25
Nope...the boots were the first things to go, even on my single tanks. They really don't do anything except trap salt water and prevent a proper post dive tank rinse. Plus, they don't fit on most doubles.

As for home storage you could build a rack, or rest them against a wall. Too easy.

hydro
11-06-2007, 16:04
Have boots on my singles, but not on doubles. I was always told it was uncool :(
Seriously, I guess I've just been using doubles without boots since I put them together so it's just my preference.

quasimoto
11-06-2007, 20:48
I use boots on all my steel tanks including the doubles. I like being about to stand them up on the tailgate and put everything together. As for the AL80 that I have...no boot.

in_cavediver
11-06-2007, 20:49
I use no boots on any tanks. Just don't need them. Now, for those who like them, I have (2) 8" and (2) 7.25" boots if someone wants them.

Jipps
11-06-2007, 21:49
i like boots for my singles, but when i use my buddies doubles there are no boots, dont fit on his setup

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
11-07-2007, 13:18
Don't have my own doubles yet, but I don't see a need for boots on doubles.

kobalap
11-07-2007, 20:01
So do you have plastic tank boots on your 'doubles'- Yes or No....and why?

I have to admit that in this case, I really have no other reason than I personally think that doubles with boots look dorky. Some might argue that tank boots might trap water and might promote corrosion but it seems that you have those same issues with the bands.

Kabniel
11-21-2007, 05:48
someone once said to me "I've seen very few cylinders with corrosion due to water getting trapped in boots, but I've seen a lot of cylinders with corrosion due to scuffed and scratched bottoms"

mine have boots :smiley20: although i use two single boots and not a double boot