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    Meg Weighting

    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.

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    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.

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    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)

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    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.

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    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)

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    2 kg Backplate and no lead

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