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    Hail the Children of LLyr
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    And , of course, we're still waiting for this one to hit the market.



    I like the wall bracket.


    (hmmm, note to self: must get new grips for the m'cycle)
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"

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    Divey McDiveface Nickpicks's Avatar
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    Don't forget the "Extra Breath" snorkel that lets you take an extra breath with you.



    Or the Scorkl (that looks like a SpareAir with a bike pump to recharge it)

    Of any of the other dozens of kickstarter/indiegogo projects with photoshopped pictures and fake video that will take your money.

    Or Rulof Maker's DIY arm mounted effort:
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    Established TDF Member MikeF's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rednadnerb View Post
    Thanks all, some valuable information there.
    This is something that I hope I would not often have to do, preferably never. Typically I would need to do it after having snagged a lobster pot on the prop.
    The boat is a 27ft sailing boat with a saildrive prop meaning the prop is under the boat and not at the back of it, so a snorkel is no use, it is goggles on and hold your breath and dive, if you can't do that then it is a call to the coastguard.
    Storage space is always at a premium so the idea of carrying bulky kit that might never be needed doesn't appeal, let alone paying for it.
    I don't know how long I can hold my breath for, maybe a minute, if a 3 litre bottle at 3 bar can give me another minute then that is a lot, it doubles my time down there.
    So I am still wondering, will a divers regulator work at 3 bar? or will it just let the air hiss out?
    I seem to be a serial snagger of lobster pots, especially when some tosser leaves 30m of line floating on the surface, and it's hard enough diving under a boat hooked on a rope with proper diving gear, your idea is simply bonkers.

    if you've slapped it in neutral and just hooked the rope on a prop blade or rudder its usually pretty easy to clear with a long boat hook and a mask and snorkel, if you need to cut it tape a knife to the boat hook and reach under the boat with that.

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    Formerly sbc23cam Steve Clark's Avatar
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    I'd recommend a pony bottle


 
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