Pelican Cases or other for storing scuba gear

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Pelican Cases or other for storing scuba gear

Post by epuffy » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:43 pm

I'm starting to accumulate more crap in my trunk so i'm thinking to get a case of some sort to store all my gear rather than let it fly around in my trunk.

Is there a popular brand, size, etc that scuba people use? I know Pelican cases are popular with the offroad crowd, any other options or popular sizes out there?

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Post by rcontrera » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:58 pm

If you are just looking for storage in the trunk or from the car to the garage, I would think about those big Costco bins with the integral tops. They are about yay by yay by yay (visualize my hands at 2 feet apart side to side then 1 1/2 feet apart front and back and then 1/1/2 feet up and down) and the top folds down to close it fairly securely. Plus, you can stack them as needed and they are out of the way. You can get just about everything in them but your tanks and I would also skip the weights. They are cheap and easily washable.

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Post by Tangfish » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:30 pm

I have a pelican case but I never use it. We all use big bins, as rcontrera mentioned. I got mine from Home Depot. They're good to carry stuff in, especially when its all wet.

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Post by epuffy » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:38 pm

but the Pelican cases are so cool... they're watertight and indestructable in case a shark tries to attack my truck and mess up my gear. I have a Pelican 1700 that I put on my roof rack... it's for storing a rifle that I don't have. :toimonster:
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Post by thelawgoddess » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:23 pm

i have a big duffel bag (patagonia stellar black hole) that holds much of my stuff, and a separate bag that holds my bpw and regs ... but i think i will also get a big plastic bin like everyone says - just for taking the wet stuff home and rinsing it off, seems like a "neat" way to go.
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Post by Tangfish » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:24 pm

PataGucci, Pelican & Gabbana, what's next?!

E, I won't make fun of you when you pull up with your sword.... er, Navy Seal-tested dive knife in your pelican case strapped to your extreme roof rack :violent3:

(I get to make fun of him, since he's my designated n00b)

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Post by epuffy » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:22 am

haha.. i like my big sharp knife man!

Actually, I was with some Navy divers this weekend at Ocean shores and they said they can give me some dive stuff if I want... are there any cool Navy diver things I should ask for?

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Post by Sounder » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:13 am

One of the best pieces of advice GD gave me when we first met was to get the big rubbermaid bin, but get one with wheels on one end of it. It sure makes dragging your gear around easier. That way you're not carrying your gear nor are your requiring help to carry it.

I think I got ours at Fred Meyer for $19.99 or something? What A Gonga!
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Post by Joshua Smith » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:17 am

Calvin Tang wrote: We all use big bins, as rcontrera mentioned. I got mine from Home Depot.


Dude....which Home Depot you shop at?

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Post by BASSMAN » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:53 am

epuffy wrote:haha.. i like my big sharp knife man!

Actually, I was with some Navy divers this weekend at Ocean shores and they said they can give me some dive stuff if I want... are there any cool Navy diver things I should ask for?



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Post by BASSMAN » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:00 am

I'm going to be getting the one(Rubbermaid)with wheels on one end also.

I have a big blue one now(no wheels) and it is great to use for rinsing as well as storage / transport.

I was thinking about getting a Large Resin type, two wheel, bin. Like the ones you see at the Marinas.
You know? the big tub with large wheels in the center?

Could be used for the longer hauls like Sunny Side or Sun Rise.

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Post by thelawgoddess » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:27 am

epuffy wrote:haha.. i like my big sharp knife man!

Actually, I was with some Navy divers this weekend at Ocean shores and they said they can give me some dive stuff if I want... are there any cool Navy diver things I should ask for?


yeah; dude - take it all. well, get something for me and then take the rest. ;-) don't you think they'd want you to share all of that goodness with a nice cute girl like me? if i were you, i'd see if you could get a bottom timer out of them ... and then ... clothing. seriously. stuff to wear under your drysuit. :-)

and for the bins, you can get those anywhere - fred meyer will have some, and wal-mart (if you're not opposed to shopping there) generally has lots. i'm guessing either of those will be cheaper than home despot.
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Post by BASSMAN » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:25 am

don't you think they'd want you to share all of that goodness with a nice cute girl like me? .[/quote]

Well, Well, TLG?
How would your Avitar compare to Calvin's?
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If your Avitar was Calvins you might get some free stuff!

Personally, I think I'm kind of Sexy in My oversized Mobbys Dry Suit!
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Post by thelawgoddess » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:15 pm

i had to make sure you weren't referring to that horse avatar he had up before ... whew! but anyway, i think i referred to myself as "a nice cute girl" - not "a loose tall skinny busomy model" ... and if "you guys" are going to try to hold "us gals" to those so-called standards, you're going to find yourself in a world of rather lonely hurt when we turn the tables ... [-X
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Post by Sounder » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:36 pm

I think you're a handsome man Bassman, :rr: especially in your oversized drysuit - it brings our your eyes.
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Post by Joshua Smith » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:43 pm

thelawgoddess wrote:i had to make sure you weren't referring to that horse avatar he had up before ... whew! but anyway, i think i referred to myself as "a nice cute girl" - not "a loose tall skinny busomy model" ... and if "you guys" are going to try to hold "us gals" to those so-called standards, you're going to find yourself in a world of rather lonely hurt when we turn the tables ... [-X
:bootyshake: :la:



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Post by Sounder » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:59 pm

donning flack-jacket and helmet.

"In this corner, weighing in at 210 pounds...we have Bassman!!!" :smt035 "and in this corner, weighing in at... uh, I dunno... we have TLG!!! :bounce: " Scheduled for 3 rounds... :boxing:
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Post by BASSMAN » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:29 pm

=D>
Well Said LG, I will walk away and accept defeat to a Battle I am not willing to get into.
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Post by thelawgoddess » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:16 pm

uh-huh, uh-huh ... that's what i thought! :laughing3:
you're allowed to lust after whatever you want, and i can't fault you for thinking a certain kind of girl is hot; just don't go maligning the rest of us.
we're not called catty for no reason ... and most of us do bite. Image

umm ... what was this thread about? Image
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Post by Joshua Smith » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:48 pm

thelawgoddess wrote:
umm ... what was this thread about? Image



It was about puppies. I think puppies are cute. Anybody else here like puppies? \:D/
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Post by Tangfish » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:39 pm

Nailer99 wrote:
thelawgoddess wrote:
umm ... what was this thread about? Image



It was about puppies. I think puppies are cute. Anybody else here like puppies? \:D/

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Yeah, I do have to say - I am the hottest avatar around here. :evil4:

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Post by Joshua Smith » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:18 pm

I'm noticing a steady decline in the overall quality of Calvin's avatars.... :vom:
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Post by thelawgoddess » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:12 am

yeah; that one is REALLY SCARY!!!
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Post by Zen Diver v1 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:10 am

Nailer99 wrote:I'm noticing a steady decline in the overall quality of Calvin's avatars.... :vom:


Um, Calvin? Is there anything you'd like to share with us?......

:smt064

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Post by Sounder » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:04 am

Exactly how many holes can one put in their body?!
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