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Heated Drysuits

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by SOCOM2025, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

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    Do you want to post some information? I don't offhand know how to look up a patent number, and I'm too lazy to put much work into it, but I'll read what you have to say if you post it here.
     
  2. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

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    You get the bugs worked out of a system like this and you're on to something. The US, Canadian, and EU cold weather operators and recreational types will gladly shell out extra shekels for something like this. The drysuit market is already pretty small, and the heated drysuit market is a fraction of that, but people diving regularly in cold waters will name their kids after you.
     
  3. gcguru

    gcguru Angel Fish

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    Just found this:

    Heated underwater diving suit - Patent 7306403
     
  4. Rolodive

    Rolodive Dive Shop

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    I think before anyone can quote a price, we need to know:

    1) Technology (chemical or electric)
    2) Safety features / benefits
    3) Durability / warranty

    If the system was 'ideal', and was safe and lasted longer than the suit itself, then its value is probably close to that of a suit. As you accumulate drawbacks, the willingness to pay would corresponding be lower.
     

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