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V-weight

Postby SonnyL » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:39 pm

Hi everyone... who on the forum (if anyone at all) should I approach if I need some v-weight made? I am sure there is someone here with the necessary equipment to melt lead and mold it... my girlfriend refuse to let me do it in our house (I used to set-up a DIY co2 for my fish tank back in US... and due to negligence, it was quite a scene! :wink: )

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Re: V-weight

Postby binklebonk » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:07 pm

SonnyL wrote:Hi everyone... who on the forum (if anyone at all) should I approach if I need some v-weight made? I am sure there is someone here with the necessary equipment to melt lead and mold it... my girlfriend refuse to let me do it in our house (I used to set-up a DIY co2 for my fish tank back in US... and due to negligence, it was quite a scene! :wink: )

Thanks in advance.


Ah.. I just deleted my post as I read vee weight as tail weight... :roll:

Very easy to mAke a vee weight mold out of angle iron...


Let me know if you need a tail weight..
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Re: V-weight

Postby ChrisB » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:45 pm

Talk to Andy or Jamie - i think he has a mold as Jamie has had to remake his weight
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Re: V-weight

Postby ChuckyBob » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:03 pm

Whats the difference between a tail weight and a V weight?

I have a V weight ( or is it a tail weight) on my twin set. Its yours for $900 ( you get 2 free 12L fabers ( 100cf x 2 to you) manifold and bands).

I brought this off someone else but have since had other weights my self. Not too hard with some propane and an old pot.
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Re: V-weight

Postby SonnyL » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:41 pm

ChuckyBob wrote:
I have a V weight ( or is it a tail weight) on my twin set. Its yours for $900 ( you get 2 free 12L fabers ( 100cf x 2 to you) manifold and bands).


Thanks for the offer. I would grab that V weight (with the free tanks, manifold and bands) in a heartbeat if I have $900 to spare :wink: Sorry, money are hard to keep in the bank nowadays! :cry:
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Re: V-weight

Postby SonnyL » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:42 pm

ChrisB wrote:Talk to Andy or Jamie - i think he has a mold as Jamie has had to remake his weight


Thanks Chris.. I will talk to them.
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Re: V-weight

Postby binklebonk » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:18 pm

ChuckyBob wrote:Whats the difference between a tail weight and a V weight?



Vee weight sits along the length of the twin rig to increase weight overall and the trim of the set up is ok.

Tail weight is to put a chunk of weight past your fulcrum point to trim out a head heavy diver.
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Re: V-weight

Postby ChuckyBob » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:55 am

binklebonk wrote:
ChuckyBob wrote:Whats the difference between a tail weight and a V weight?



Vee weight sits along the length of the twin rig to increase weight overall and the trim of the set up is ok.

Tail weight is to put a chunk of weight past your fulcrum point to trim out a head heavy diver.


In that case I have a tail weight than can be turned around and used as a V weight. :lol:
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Re: V-weight

Postby NEMES1S » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:39 am

I used a V-weight in Japan on the GUE course I did there,it was a great way of getting weight off your hips.
I would have all the weight as a V weight if I could but it just makes the twins decidedly heavier for transport,and I generally dont break my gear down until I get home...
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Re: V-weight

Postby Andy » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:54 am

SonnyL wrote:
ChrisB wrote:Talk to Andy or Jamie - i think he has a mold as Jamie has had to remake his weight


Thanks Chris.. I will talk to them.



After the buoyancy CF the other week at the Knights, I've decided to get a tail weight for using with twin 10s.... so I'll be making one up. How heavy a weight do you want, Sonny?
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Re: V-weight

Postby SonnyL » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:59 am

Thanks Andy,

I just PM you... thanks.
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