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Postby aquakiwi » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:11 am

Just curious to know what the combined weight of your BCD/Wing and weight belt/weights is. I weighed mine the other day and was shocked to see 17kg, that was with an extra 2kg I'd added on my last dive when trying out some new under garments dry suit etc.
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Re: Weighting

Postby MikeS » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:29 am

aquakiwi wrote:Just curious to know what the combined weight of your BCD/Wing and weight belt/weights is. I weighed mine the other day and was shocked to see 17kg, that was with an extra 2kg I'd added on my last dive when trying out some new under garments dry suit etc.


I use 12litre steel tank and a BCD with an integrated weight system. I'm just over 6ft and weigh about 88kg (before breakfast).
I use 10kg of lead with dry suit and 9kg with wet suit. Was a kilo higher until recently when I switched to heavier jetfins.
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Re: Weighting

Postby binklebonk » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:38 am

186cm tall 87kg and diving wet use a total (incl steel backplate) of 7kg using a wing and Faber 12s

So 4kg of lead in pockets. 3kg in the plate.

Dry I use 8kg of lead in the pockets.

Ooops did na read the question properly again.. Total weight for wing, lead etc 11kg
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Re: Weighting

Postby aquakiwi » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:48 am

binklebonk wrote:186cm tall 87kg and diving wet use a total (incl steel backplate) of 7kg using a wing and Faber 12s

So 4kg of lead in pockets. 3kg in the plate.

Dry I use 8kg of lead in the pockets.

Ooops did na read the question properly again.. Total weight for wing, lead etc 11kg


Are you diving doubles binklebonk?
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Re: Weighting

Postby NEMES1S » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:45 am

~3kgs in the HALCYON B/P
And 6kgs to 8kgs depending on if its either: shallow or surgy I will weight up to the 8kgs.
(in Absolutely "Perfect conditions" I think I could drop lower than 6.)

This is single tank and diving dry with my Otter like yours AQUA'.

I did find recently at Rocky Bay that the 12ltr steel requires slightly more weight than my 15ltr steel.

So 9kgs or 11kgs depending on the depth and conditions.
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Re: Weighting

Postby binklebonk » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:56 am

aquakiwi wrote:
binklebonk wrote:186cm tall 87kg and diving wet use a total (incl steel backplate) of 7kg using a wing and Faber 12s

So 4kg of lead in pockets. 3kg in the plate.

Dry I use 8kg of lead in the pockets.

Ooops did na read the question properly again.. Total weight for wing, lead etc 11kg


Are you diving doubles binklebonk?


Not right now..

If I am diving doubles I use the same weighting as for the wetsuit but the increased weight of the extra 1st stage, bands, manifold and trim weight means I have approx another 4kg in total..
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Re: Weighting

Postby tara » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:07 pm

what size is your wing?
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Re: Weighting

Postby Jason » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:13 pm

Height 178cm
Weight 100kg
Tank 18 Litre
Wetsuit 7mm = 9 pound of weight
Wetsuit 3mm = 6 pound of weight

...always put more weight on rather than less.

If using
Tank 15 Litre
then
18 pound of intergrated
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Re: Weighting

Postby binklebonk » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:14 pm

Me or AK?

Mine is 40lbs for both my singles and doubles, I use a doubles torus for the doubles and a single torus for the single..
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Re: Weighting

Postby aquakiwi » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:30 pm

Mines a 32lb Apeks, I only dive single 12l fabers.
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Re: Weighting

Postby justsimon » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:37 pm

Interesting. I put my jacket and belt on and it weighs 15.5kg. I have '13kg' of lead with my drysuit, medium weight undersuit and an AL tank.
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Re: Weighting

Postby NEMES1S » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:45 pm

justsimon wrote:Interesting. I put my jacket and belt on and it weighs 15.5kg. I have '13kg' of lead with my drysuit, medium weight undersuit and an AL tank.

Before I met Andy on here I was diving with 16kgs!!! :shock: :oops: :lol:

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Re: Weighting

Postby aquakiwi » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:07 pm

justsimon wrote:Interesting. I put my jacket and belt on and it weighs 15.5kg. I have '13kg' of lead with my drysuit, medium weight undersuit and an AL tank.


Interesting that sounds similar to my weighting prior to adding the extra 2kg at our dive at the PKs. I had 13.5kg of lead on
so disregarding that 2kg the total weight of B/P Wing etc would have been 15.5 kg approx.
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Re: Weighting

Postby justsimon » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:40 pm

Before I met Andy on here I was diving with 16kgs!!!

I tried to lift a full 15L steel tank the other day. :shock: 13kg of lead is almost perfect for me with an Al tank - maybe 0.5kg too heavy. If I use 12kg and get below 100bar I can get a bit floaty when I'm shallow.

justsimon wrote:
Interesting. I put my jacket and belt on and it weighs 15.5kg. I have '13kg' of lead with my drysuit, medium weight undersuit and an AL tank.

Interesting that sounds similar to my weighting prior to adding the extra 2kg at our dive at the PKs. I had 13.5kg of lead on
so disregarding that 2kg the total weight of B/P Wing etc would have been 15.5 kg approx.


Bear in mind that my BC has a plastic plate and I'm a bit smaller than you.
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Re: Weighting

Postby NEMES1S » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:31 pm

justsimon wrote:
Before I met Andy on here I was diving with 16kgs!!!

I tried to lift a full 15L steel tank the other day. :shock:
13kg of lead is almost perfect for me with an Al tank - maybe 0.5kg too heavy.
If I use 12kg and get below 100bar I can get a bit floaty when I'm shallow.


Yeah the 15ltr steels are not light thats for sure,16.5kgs alone I think it was.

16kgs was in my 7mm 2 piece Aqualung dive suit and I sunk like a stone... :lol: (dropping from this weight my gas consumption improved as well,and getting in and out of the water was a substantial amount easier as well.)
DM work I will always put in a bit more weight so I can help with those struggling with bouyancy, or in the event of an uncontrolled ascent.

And yeah at RB at the ~50min mark I did notice the 12ltr getting floaty,something I have never encountered before....but I usually dive with my 15ltr and that dive was 6-7kgs in the belt.
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