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Posidon MK VI

Postby ChuckyBob » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:49 pm

A little bird tells me that the Dive Dr ( NZ's Poseidon distributor) is bringing in a couple of the MKVI recreational rebreathers.

Looks like a great little ( 18kg's) unit for the recreational ( 40 meter max) market. Would be great for those shutter bugs out there.
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby Andy » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:31 am

TDI are also releasing a Posieden course, though not sure if we will see any instructors in NZ.

I think there is a unit upgrade to extend the depth limit???
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby ChuckyBob » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:31 am

From what I understand Grant from Dive HQ HBC is an instructor and will be running the course.
He is also a Inspo dealer instructor/renter and does the inspo courses at $1185 inc use of the unit and consumables. I Would think the MK VI would be similarly priced.
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby silent solutions » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:05 am

Having some feedback from some who has had one the poseidon not worth the money.I have seen and played with one.Heaps of issues.Which is a shame as I had high hopes given the pedigree of the people involved in its development.There are alot better units out there with alot better support.Just my 2 cents
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby Ali Perkins » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:06 am

What are the barriers to making a rebreather that weighs, say 14kg?
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby binklebonk » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:15 am

Ali Perkins wrote:What are the barriers to making a rebreather that weighs, say 14kg?


The Sport kiss with 2 litre tanks is about 14kgs.
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby ChuckyBob » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:30 am

My scales are broken but my IDA weighs not much more than 10kgs. BUT then I sling both my O2 (30cf or 4.3L) and DIL/Bailout (40cf/5.8L).
I then also need a total of about 11kgs of lead to get neutral. Some of this is added to the inside of the IDA case. The rest is on my belt.
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby ChuckyBob » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:17 pm

binklebonk wrote:
Ali Perkins wrote:What are the barriers to making a rebreather that weighs, say 14kg?


The Sport kiss with 2 litre tanks is about 14kgs.


KISS site specs it at 17.5kgs for the aluminium CL case with no plate, harness or wing.

http://www.kissrebreathers.com/KISSspor ... SPECS.html
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby binklebonk » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:29 pm

Oh whoops I must have been going on a weight that may have been sans scrubber material as well..

Ali I think the problem with heavy rebreathers will only be addressed by finding a way to circumvent the local gravitational field (LGF). That must be easier than say milling the entire RB out of titanium, cheaper too. Though I guess the decrease in weight would be offset eventually through muscle wastage due to the decreased LGF.

How much do your twins weigh Ali?
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby ChuckyBob » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:48 pm

hmm, where did my post go???

My twins weigh about 50kgs when full and fully rigged up. But then I have a SS plate and a 2 kg trim weight.
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby Cameron_R » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:02 pm

binklebonk wrote:... finding a way to circumvent the local gravitational field (LGF)

:lol: :lol:

binklebonk wrote:say milling the entire RB out of titanium


That would be interesting to see with a high O2 set point !
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby ChuckyBob » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:26 pm

rEvo has optional Ti frame.
Add some Carbon fibre wrap tanks and you have a pretty light weight travel unit. Small enough to take as carry on luggage on a plane!

Ti has also been used for O2 tanks before.
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Re: Posidon MK VI

Postby Ali Perkins » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:30 pm

binklebonk wrote:How much do your twins weigh Ali?


Too much!
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