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<font color='#000F22'>Right then guys -

I did a dive at the w/e with the usual 15l plus pony.

I use about 8 kilos of lead to keep me nice and cosy on stops with a tiny ammount of air in the wing.

Another dive I did with the twins and dropped down to 5 kilos cos the last time I had seven and was almost nailed to the bottom and had to get gas in the wing pretty sharpish.

So my thought's were that a 15 and pony should be no more than 4kg lighter than the twins and the difference in gas is about 5kg.

Needless to say I was still overweighted.

Anyway the question is what is the difference assuming 40 bar left in 15l and 200 in 3l

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30 bar in twin 12s

This is all theoretical but I wondered if anyone had a way of working this out mathematically.
 

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<font color='#000F22'>Saw that Dom - but I don't know what either the twins weigh  or the 15 plus pony.

I did have a chart that gave average weights for different cylinders but can't locate it.
 

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The weight of your cylinder when empty is stamped on the shoulder: Look at the text until you find the number ending with KG
 

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<font color='#000F22'>ta mate. I'll use your xls thang tonight.

Anybody else got any ideas?
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Hi Gav,
Sounds heavy to me. I am of a large build with a fair bit of buoyant stuff round the middle, (Fat), I dive a 12 + pony and go up to 14lbs this time of year so I can put a bit more air in the suit. With twin 12s I dont need a weight belt, is it possible that you were over with your 15+ pony but just got used to it.You are probably more conscious of the weighting flying the new rig.

Just a thought.
 

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<font color='#000F22'>Phil - my feeling is that I need about 2kg for the twins max. Maybe nothing.

I just wanna make sure I don't get light until I'm absolutely confident with their buoyancy characteristics.

I hate weight belts so losing it will be a godsend.
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>You lot have got it easy ,,,, 14 on a wieght belt, jesus,,,,,,

i dive with a 7 lts ,,,,, 60 pound weight belt and lead inserts melt under the fin ribs, ( 8 pound on each )


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I use 6kg with twin 12 litres (232bar) in fresh water. If its cold I go to 8 so I can add some air to my DS. In sea water I will be using 8-10kg with the twinset - sounds a lot but I do have a bit of puppy fat to carry !!!
 

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<font color='#000F22'>Totaly depends on the kit

I was  in an Otter membrain and thinsulate and I had twin 12s and 4kg and was lovley and ballenced.And could put a bit of air in the suit at 6m for warmth

I got a Weezle under suit and was strugling with the 6m stop on 50bar tanks but just about managed it with NO air in the suit. Not warm at all

I got a 5mm neopreen 03 and I have added another 4 kg to make 8 kg to keep be under on the 6m stop.

Still not totaly happy so spending whole day at Horsea tomorow trying to sort it out in salt water

Just when I thaught weight checks were a thing of the past I naff it up with a new dry suit


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