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itchyfeet

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carbon fiber tanks
« on: January 13, 2011, 22:41:41 UTC »
about to get all the equipment needed to start diving on a regular basis as I head into retirement --  done as good as job as I think I could have and have run across a company selling carbon fiber diving tanks --weight is a lot less than aluminum or steel   -- I have not been able to find anything else about them -- they are pricey at 600 $ or so but for an old geezer wanting a back transplant I am interested
does anyone know anything about them ?
would dive shops be willing to fill ?

appreciate any info you might have
thanx

ElvisTheKing

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Re: carbon fiber tanks
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 10:43:12 UTC »
There is no real advantage to them as the weight that you save in the cylinders you have to make up in lead to get you down (and then the weight is probably not where you want it).

Will you be diving cold water (i.e. drysuit)  or warm water (i.e. wetsuit)?

itchyfeet

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Re: carbon fiber tanks
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 14:50:42 UTC »
you know a few hours after I posted the question I knew the answer -- buoyancy
sorry for the dumb question
thanks for response however

Home area is cold water Monterey CA  but as I get to retirement and hope to travel intend on doing warm water a lot more--really liked Bora Bora and best friend lives southern Florida and likes to sail in Carribean -

thanx again

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Re: carbon fiber tanks
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 14:55:13 UTC »
If your "at home" diving is going to be in coldwater then get steel tanks: Lighter than the equivalent out of the water, heavier in the water so less lead needed when compared to Ali, when you travel you'll be hiring cylinders anyway and they will likely what is appropriate for that area (general rule of thumb, although by no means set in stone, wetsuit = Ali's, drysuit =steels).

 

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