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What do you carry your lead in?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Bamabowtie, May 14, 2011.

  1. Bamabowtie

    Bamabowtie Nassau Grouper

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    What do you guys use to carry or transport your lead in when going diving? I don't want it to be loose in the truck. Do you guys keep your lead in your dive bag with your other gear?

    Thanks
     
  2. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

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    Either on my belt sitting in the back of my xTerra or in an Acona weight bag.
     
  3. koozemani

    koozemani Loggerhead Turtle

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    Magazines. The rest in ammo cans.

    Oh ... You mean that lead. Akona weight bag
     
  4. Thiad

    Thiad Divemaster

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    I have an old nylon soft-side tackle box. Holds lead with tools in a side pocket.
     
  5. Hawkwood

    Hawkwood MSDT ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I found an army surplus canvas mechanics bag at a surplus store in Billings. Its the same size as the Akona bag. Made of heavy canvas, the thing is bullet proof - $12.00 at that.
     
  6. Bamabowtie

    Bamabowtie Nassau Grouper

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    Akona weight bag, just what I was looking for. Thanks guys!
     
  7. electrix

    electrix Divemaster

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    I picked up a set of small but sturdy bags with zippers and hand straps at Home Depot for less than $10 put my 5's in one etc. when diving I put the correct amount for conditions in one bag. They have lasted several years without any problems, found them on the aisle with tool bags nail aprons etc. different colors in the set makes it easy to sort weights.
     
  8. miesemer

    miesemer Dive Shop

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    When I need to carry a few extra weights, I use an old Igloo Little Playmate lunchbox cooler. I can toss in a mixture of hard and soft lead and don't need to worry about the lead sludge from the soft weights fouling my car's interior. The mesh bags I've used have all ripped out possibly because they were cheap and/or I exceeded the capacity.

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  9. eponym

    eponym Master Instructor

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    The Akona weight bags are very well made. Another option is horse feed bags from your local tack store. The mesh ones allow the weight to dry in the bag.

    -Bryan
     

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  10. Avonthediver

    Avonthediver Solo Diver

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    I have two zeagle yellow weight bags that hold what I use normally plus a few extra pounds.
    if I out for a whole week or so I use a sode crate with about 80 lbs in it..all soft weight.
     

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