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Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by idratherbediving, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. mempilot

    mempilot Rebreather Pilot

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    I've never tried a Catalina tank, so I couldn't comment. The easiest way to tell is to fill it, throw a reg on it, and float in a pool or wash tub. You'll see it's rigged bouyancy characteristics. I like tanks that float butt up. The Catalina's might have a little more mass in the butt making them sink butt down. ??
     
  2. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    And why would they go boom? What makes you think that? Why do you think that would be a problem now....(Here's a hint...age of tank)
     
  3. novadiver

    novadiver Solo Diver

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    Do you work for Luxfer? Because if you do" I think luxfer tanks suck?" along with the management of the company
     
  4. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    Well, just remember to O2 clean your Catalina tank. We wouldn't want it to blow up on you when you mix your 80% deco mix.
     
  5. novadiver

    novadiver Solo Diver

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    They are, and I don't use 80%.
     
  6. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    Sure...:wink:


    BTW...You didn't answer the question.
     
  7. mempilot

    mempilot Rebreather Pilot

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    Novadiver,

    Why do you think Luxfer AL 40's suck? I'm currious, because I've never had a problem with my 2 tanks. I've never even seen a Catalina deco bottle down here, so I can't comment on them.
     
  8. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    Yes please...We would all like to here your reasoning.
     
  9. novadiver

    novadiver Solo Diver

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    It's the management of the company that I have a problem with!This is my opinion and you can do what you want. All tanks ride up as they empty , But swimming with two full catalina tanks that ride butt down is just better hydrodynamics, This is also " just my opinion" Take it for what it's worth.

    Have a happy thanksgiving :)
     
  10. mempilot

    mempilot Rebreather Pilot

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    Since the ride of the tanks is a preference per this conversation, I'll say you're right. I don't need much in the way of hydrodynamics inside a wreck, so I like mine to ride the way they do.

    But you still didn't answer my question. Why do Luxfer tanks suck? I can see you think Luxfer management sucks, but most people feel they make a good product. Maybe I'm missing something. Did they wrong you in some way? It can't be the price. They are a loss-leader for most dive shops. The quality seems to be inline with other manufacturers, and better than most.

    Happy Turkeyday to you too! :)
     

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