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Major Clanger
07-10-11, 06:58 AM
64 million dollar question time. Diver uses single 15 with drysuit needs about 12k of weight to sink. Approx what extra weighting would he be looking at using with a Meg and dumpy three's? Ball park.

Silty Bottom
07-10-11, 07:16 AM
You're going to die

Either that or you're going to end up looking like Keeny...

I'm at a loss to decide which is worse

07-10-11, 07:49 AM
I carry 2 kg... but that is with a 5kg backplate, Kent Tooling frame and 2 x 1L cylinders - one suit inflate and one O2. I guess total weight would be about 9-10kg. That also allows for two 80's as bail out - one with quite a bit of helium.


Ricky Cantley
07-10-11, 08:11 PM
In the sea with my standard meg fitted with 2 x 3L fabers, a DUI Cf 200, artics etc I use a 5kg backplate with a 1kg lifting bar and 6kg of lead on my belt. I do carry quite a bit of natural buoyancy( 5 foot 10 and 16 stone)

Major Clanger
07-10-11, 08:19 PM
Cheers chaps.

08-10-11, 12:16 AM
We are still using the old British measuring system. I am in a neoprean suit. With a six pound backplate and a three pound handle and 19 cubic foot worthington tanks and a six and a half pound plate weight, I need two pounds. The Meg is ass heavy. The plate weight was the best thing I have done as it moves the weight up. I have also gone to lighter fins. I have about twenty five years on the old Jets, and have yet to find a light fin I like as much.

I am five foot eight inches tall and weigh 135 lbs. I have no idea as to how many stone that is or how stoned I am at any given time.


14-10-11, 03:02 PM
I dive an O3 RI suit.
My Meg is fitted with an 8lb ISC Radial scrubber, a NN90 Stand and a Custom Diver back plate and I use 4kg in the sea
(with or without stages)


16-10-11, 05:50 PM
2 kg Backplate and no lead