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Bouyancy for loclite arms

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by Monbit, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Monbit

    Monbit Angel Fish

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  2. Decopus

    Decopus Nassau Grouper

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    Perhaps checkout the float arms that Kraken Sports supplies. They have 2 options, the more expensive of which allows you to control the flooding of the arms to fine tune buoyancy. You'll have to scroll down the page of the link below a bit.

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  3. Monbit

    Monbit Angel Fish

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    Thanks. And just connect it by cabel ties??
     
  4. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. bvanant

    bvanant Loggerhead Turtle

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    For Locline arms we use the segments from a STIX buoyancy collar. Work great, attach with velcro strap.
    Bill
     
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  6. Monbit

    Monbit Angel Fish

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    Do you have a pic of your setup?
    Wondering if I went down this path how many do I need to put on?
     
  7. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Weigh your rig in a tub of water using a luggage scale. Add buoyancy to make it slightly negative.
     
  8. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Fishing net buoys are made of a hard closed cell foam and cost about 50 cents a piece each, found at most tackle shops. Just enlarge the hole for the locline and paint it whatever color you want if you don't like the look of the tan buoy.

    Here's a pic of my DIY rig showing the buoys. I have since painted them black.

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  9. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

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    Cut some pieces off of a pool noodle and duct tape the seam.
     
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  10. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    A pool noodle would crush at depth, losing its buoyancy.
     

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