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Would like a high level overview of CCR costs, weights, and packability for travel.

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by fuzzybabybunny, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. joshk

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    Gotcha. The backmount version has a bunch of unnecessary metal on it. Tank brackets alone are probably 8lbs. Stripped (head, no loop, no sorb, sidemount base) it's super lightweight and I like that for traveling.
     
  2. kensuf

    kensuf Cave Instructor

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    Yeah, it's floated around a few times to make taking sorb on trips easier.
     
  3. kensuf

    kensuf Cave Instructor

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    My SF2, including the head, loop with a Shrimp, body, cylinder mounting brackets, and a socket driver for re-assembly, weighs in at exactly 49.8# in a Pelican case (I believe the case is a 1610 or 1650, not entirely sure though, but can double check when I get home tonight). Cayman Air has a 50# limit, so it's perfect. The regs, backplate and wing go carry-on.
     
  4. joshk

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    I have a few of those cases (1650), they are great. But empty they weigh almost 25 lbs so I can't travel with them. Between a pair of divers we had 150lbs worth of checked bags, another 150lbs in carry-ons, and ~35lbs each in a backpack.
     
  5. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    check out the new Air 1615. Same general size, 10lbs lighter
     
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  6. joshk

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    You lose over half a cubic foot of internal volume and it's still a 15lbs case. They are great for storage/shipping, not great for travel in my use cases.
     
  7. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    Pelicans generally suck for air travel. Unless Uncle Sugar is paying for your luggage, they're not the greatest. That being said, sometimes they're a necessary evil. When I'm traveling with my camera gear, I bite the bullet and just accept the fact that it's probably gonna cost me.

    However, if you're flying with a rebreather, chances are the extra baggage fees are worth it, and you have the disposable income to pay for an extra bag.
     
  8. joshk

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    Do you know how much a third extra bag costs these days? :D

    I pack the SF2 head/scrubber/counterlung into a carry on and surround it with regs for padding. Put a couple light canisters in there, a big ring of all my boltsnaps and hardware, and cover it with my backplate. Voila, a 75lbs carry on. Only works with domestic airlines, Interjet et. al. tend to frown on the excess weight.
     
  9. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    Rinsing 2L soda bottles with water 3x would be fine with me, triple rinsing is SOP for disposing of leftover lab stock supplies usually. The narrow necks would be a royal pain for me though.
    If I was going this route, 48oz Nalgene bottles or just double ziplock bagging would be more appealing.
     
  10. joshk

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    To be fair this is maybe two scrubbers so I don't see why I wouldn't just bring a keg.

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