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Diving Canister

Discussion in 'DUI' started by BFRedrocks, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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  2. KathyIGH

    KathyIGH Dive professional

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    Hi. I will ask around the DUI office and see if I can find any more information on this subject.

    Thank you,

    Kathy
     
  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    I can't fathom a time this would be important to me. I just added Keyless Entry to my Transit so I can leave the Key on the Shore.
     
  4. KathyIGH

    KathyIGH Dive professional

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    Spoke with Dan in our engineering department. He suggested the DUI canister and plug the 4 ports on the top. We have the plugs. The canister would hold a lot of stuff and should be fair priced. Inside of canniser is 2.5" x 3.75" x 11". The 2.5 and 3.5" are rounded like ( ).

    The question would be how many divers would be interested in something like this?

    Thank you -

    Kathy
     
  5. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    Just pick up an older can light off craiglist or ebay. Most people don't want anything bigger than a slimline can anymore. I'm not sure of the dimensions of a PLB, but the last older Dive Rite can I acquired was somewhere around 3.5" in diameter.

    Plug the hole and your on your way
     
  6. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks Solo Diver

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    Thanks Kathy, that's what I was thinking about. Although I'm not sure there's a huge market for it, there definitely is desire within the PLB circle. Right now the "higher end" PLB canisters seems to be in the $200-$250 range, which seems oddly inflated to me given how simple it should be. I mean if I can pick up a new diving flashlight that's rated to 200 feet for $49 (and just remove the batteries for an odd looking container), it would seem someone could create a "blank" canister that would do the same for not too much more. A couple of manufacturers have created canisters for ~$100, so I think the desire is out there. The folks at Light Monkey have certainly heard the call for a "blank" canister to keep items dry at depth and have made some for folks that requested them.

    Anyway, if you could PM me (or put it here if you want) any further info, specifically what you consider fair priced, that would be helpful. FWIW, the PLB I use is 1.6" x 1.9" x 4.5", so that canister would obviously be plenty big. :)
     

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