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Discussion in 'Gear Bags and Cases' started by Sonnylynnvick75, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. ScubaBunga

    ScubaBunga Nassau Grouper

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  2. Mark IV

    Mark IV Barracuda

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    These things seem like a great idea (and I've been thinking along these lines myself lately), but has anyone tried to travel with any of these on an airliner? These all seem to exceed the common dimensional limit of 62 total inches.
    Also, that Lowes/Kobalt unit posted above looks promising, but I read the reviews, and it appears they've ditched the metal clasps in favor of some cheaper plastic ones, that are highly prone to breaking.
     
  3. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

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  4. Mark IV

    Mark IV Barracuda

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    I saw these Husky units while searching, and they look solid, but I think it was these that some reviewers said had much smaller usable inner space than they appeared to have. Will this ^ one hold a full (but minimal) set of gear (7mm one-piece, jacket-style BC, reg, mask in case, and full-foot fins) ? I'm thinking that might be tough.
     
  5. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

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    This box just holds a full set of gear including 7mm wetsuit. Its a bit tight but it can be done. I primarily use it for pool dives so it is not as packed. Husky does make a deeper version.
     
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  6. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I understand the pool dives....but how do you folks store these things on a daily dive charter? the ones I've seen have been seriously in the way of everybody else.
     
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  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    My wife got me one (50 gal) with an integral table. I haven't done any mods yet as I am unsure if it is for diving yet....
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    +1, I used an early version for shore diving in SoCal, worked great. Please don't bring them on the boat, unless they are compact enough to fit under the bench, they really take up space and get in the way.
     
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  9. Mark IV

    Mark IV Barracuda

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    Yeah, it would be a PITA for a bunch of folks to drag one of these crates onto the boat. I was thinking more for travel/flying, but once there, just for the short trip to the boat (whether from the hotel or the car), a mesh pack like a Stahlsac or similar should be sufficient, and more practical. (BTW, i scored a really nice one at a thrift store the other day. It looks brand new, has the Dick's Sporting Goods logo on it, and I think it's intended for carrying carrying a few soccer balls or baseball bats,etc. It's of similar design, but noticably more robust than the Stahlsac-like bags, and cost me a whole $8 bucks !! )
     
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  10. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Boat = milk crate. Those Home Depot Husky stack-able bins have caught my eye, and I procured a bunch for such uses...
     
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