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Why is everyone out of stock on coated 1lb weights?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by aviator8, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Jcp2

    Jcp2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Seeing that you are scaling down everything for her, what cylinder do you have her using?
     
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  2. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    That's why the clear coat over the paint to protect the paint. The clear chips before the paint does. That's how I paint tanks.

    Then there soft weights also.
     
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  3. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

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  4. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

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    I could do that, do you know of a source for 1/2 pounders?
     
  5. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Half pound, use a 8oz fishing sinker. Go to Harbor Freight and get some plastic dipping stuff for tool handles. Dip the sinker in it or a regular weight for that matter.

    14-1/2 Oz. Plasti Dip® - Black
     
  6. Manatee Diver

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    My trim weight is my pony tank.
     
  7. Jcp2

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    With that little amount of weight, it sounds like she is really lean and in warm water. Fresh or salt? Is she in a skin, shorty, or full suit? Instead of adding trim weight towards head, you could add trim buoyancy towards legs by moving to full suit if she isn’t in one already. Another alternative could be rash guard top with thin neoprene leggings.
     
  8. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

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    Yep she is rail thin with very little body fat. She gets chilled long before I do. She is in a full 4mm suit. This is in the pool now so in salt she will probably require 1 more pound.
     
  9. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    A8...

    You could always add a couple of small trim pockets as I've shown in the attached...

    These pockets are inexpensive...can be installed vertical/horizontal/right side-up/upside-down...if you want easy dumping...

    W...

    trim pocket 1.jpg trim pocket 2.jpg trim pocket 3.jpg
     
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  10. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    I have a set of these pockets and I while I really like DGX and all the folks that I have interacted with that work there I would caution anyone thinking about purchasing these pockets...they only close by velcro flat. Eventually the velcro will wear and the flap my pop open dumping the weight. There are less expensive and more expensive options out there that have velcro and clips to keep the flap shut. These pockets would be outstanding if they had those clips...so my recommendation is to spend more or less for a pocket that you are more sure will stay shut and retain the weight you put inside of it.

    -Z
     

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