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Discussion in 'Vintage Diving & Equipment' started by Open Ocean Diver, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Open Ocean Diver

    Open Ocean Diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Homemade quick release weights. Lol

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  2. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

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    This all makes sense, except for the fins.
     
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  3. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter marketing

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    That rig looks completely safe since two cinder blocks wouldn't be enough to sink the inverted trash can more than a few inches, as long as he remembers to drop the blocks when the can floats off his body.
     
  4. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The view plate is duct taped to the outside of the trash can. It would likely blow out pretty quick and the cinder block are tied to the handles of the barrel. The purpose of the fins escape me.

    Usually when dumping a body a river, you kill them first. I suspect this was in Florida, where different rules apply...
     
  5. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Scuba Instructor

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    I think the fins were for escape.

    SeaRat
     
  6. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    See, if you put the concrete IN the barrel, they don’t escape...
     
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  7. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    ... and put the barrel on the end where fins are, just to be sure.
     
  8. Open Ocean Diver

    Open Ocean Diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Before the computer we had this mechanical marvel.

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  9. Open Ocean Diver

    Open Ocean Diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Any idea what these little torpedoes are on the sides of her tank?

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  10. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter marketing

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    I forget the name but it was an early attempt at a BC, as opposed to the horse collars used for emergency surface buoyancy.
     
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