Drysuit weighting

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Re: Drysuit weighting

Post by Desert Diver » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:40 pm

You will not hear any hissing and the leaks may make only the tiniest bubbles, slowly and very hard to see. It doesn't take much of a hole to give you a wet arm or chest. I'm speaking from personal experience here.

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Re: Drysuit weighting

Post by Cupronickel » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:18 pm

Jeff Pack wrote:Running the suit 10 clicks open, you don't want to feel any squeeze at depth. Or like I told you, run it closed, and open on ascent, but that's more tricky.

Those valves still reverse flow if you run them squeezed.

Next dive ill put a bit more air in the suit, and close the deflator a click or two and see what that does.
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Re: Drysuit weighting

Post by Jeff Pack » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:36 pm

Closing a few clicks wont matter, its a matter of how much air you are carrying in the suit. You shouldnt feel any squeeze

- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Drysuit weighting

Post by xBabyJesus » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:22 pm

Make sure the valves are attaché TIGHT or they will leak. 30lbs seems heavy to me for that gear and your size. My roommate is exact same and dives about 26-28lbs

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