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Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:57 pm
by CaptnJack
Desert Diver wrote:Might you need another pound or two of lead? I get water in my BCD when I dive so light that I am struggling to get the last of the air out.

+1
Trying to squeeze out the last drops of gas from the wing by continually venting is the number 1 way lots of water goes in.

If its not leaking air the water is going in from your habits

Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:22 am
by fmerkel
Desert Diver wrote:Might you need another pound or two of lead? I get water in my BCD when I dive so light that I am struggling to get the last of the air out.


True.
Every time you push the exhaust button, you create a 'leak', air goes out (mostly) some water may go in. If you are really pumping the exhausts to dump then the leak is open a long time. The water doesn't hurt anything as long as you rinse it out, which should be a part of regular maintenance.
In the wing it's neutral buoyancy.

Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:37 pm
by Desert Diver
Might you need another pound or two of lead? I get water in my BCD when I dive so light that I am struggling to get the last of the air out.

Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:49 pm
by Gdog
Maybe think about how many times you dump air from your inflator on a dive. As Fritz said, it's normal. 3 cups is a lot if you are only dumping to descend and never using the wing again until you surface. But if you are using it for buoyancy at depth, involving dumping off and on, then you will of course have more water in the wing.

Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:08 pm
by nv77
It's about 3 cups

Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:06 pm
by 60south
How much is "a lot"?

A half cup is probably okay, it likely dribbles in when you're venting air out. A liter is not okay.

Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:01 pm
by fmerkel
You press the button to let air out, some water goes in. Completely normal. Rinse it out, don't worry about it.

Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:44 pm
by nv77
I have a Hollis LX 38lb wing that doesn't seem to leak air, but after dives it has a lot of water in it (like 3 cups) . Does anyone have any ideas how it's getting in? It seems impossible to me.