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Wanted to buy bailout bottle

Postby turtle1974 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:38 am

Hi all after a bail out bottle prefer steel
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Re: Wanted to buy bailout bottle

Postby ChuckyBob » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:27 pm

What size?
Why steel?
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Re: Wanted to buy bailout bottle

Postby turtle1974 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:20 pm

19L but will consider bigger I like steel due to there buoyancy being negative
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Re: Wanted to buy bailout bottle

Postby turtle1974 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:28 pm

Sorry 19-40 cft do you have something scuba bob
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Re: Wanted to buy bailout bottle

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:29 am

personally, i prefer aluminium cylinders side slung as they don't affect buoyancy/weighting and behave nicely in the water. steel all the way for back gas though.

i have both 19 and 40 cft bailout (i.e. pony) cylinders. both are great in the water, but the 40 is more of a handful out of the water and a bit of overkill for the average recreational dive. it comes down to your personal gas requirements.
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Re: Wanted to buy bailout bottle

Postby Ali Perkins » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:59 am

AndrewRawlingson wrote:i prefer aluminium cylinders side slung as they don't affect buoyancy/weighting...


Was this not quite what you meant when you wrote this Andrew? Aluminium cylinders do affect buoyancy and weighting.
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Re: Wanted to buy bailout bottle

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:30 am

Well, Ali, they do in the sense that everything does, but in reality, a 19 cu.ft cylinder plus regulator is close to neutral and will have a buoyancy change from full to empty of under 1 kg.
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Re: Wanted to buy bailout bottle

Postby Ali Perkins » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:56 am

Sure - and perhaps not so significant in such small aluminium tanks. But if you go around applying that principle regardless of the aluminium tank size you could find yourself underweighted at the end of a dive...
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