Poll: How many tanks do you own? Rec or tek? Boat Owner?

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by Steve Barsky, Feb 19, 2012.

How many cylinders do you own?

Poll closed Mar 11, 2012.
  1. Just 1 cylinder

    3.4%
  2. 2

    12.9%
  3. 3

    9.5%
  4. 4

    8.8%
  5. 5-10

    32.7%
  6. 11-15

    17.0%
  7. I lost count of how many cylinders I own!

    15.0%
  8. Boat Owner

    15.6%
  9. Recreational Diver

    55.8%
  10. Tech diver

    33.3%
  11. Cold water diver

    51.7%
  12. Warm water diver

    36.7%
  1. Steve Barsky

    Steve Barsky Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Utah
    87
    9
    0
    I'm curious to see how many tanks the "typical" Scubaboard member owns?

    Since my wife and I own a small boat, we each have five tanks, enough for a day and a half of diving if we do an overnight trip. We used to own semi-closed circuit rebreathers, but discontinued using them due to maintenance demands (time and costs).

    I am sure many of you tech divers own very large numbers of cylinders.

    You can indicate in the poll the number of tanks, the type of diving you do, cold or warm water, and whether you are a boat owner. If you own more than 15, just check the box, "I lost count."

    So, how many tanks do you own?
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  2. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Deep South DIR

    # of Dives:
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    5,120
    2,674
    113
    I'm sitting at 22 tanks right now, probably going to acquire some more shortly. Your poll needs a 15+ option ;)
     
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  3. Jax

    Jax Could not care less..... ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: AZ TX
    20,691
    4,187
    113
    I protest! I the only poll-answerer, and I only count for 50%?!?!?!?! Sexist!!! :scorned:
     
  4. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    4,390
    944
    113
    5 tanks (1 pony, 4 HP steels)(NOT counting my surface O2 tank)
    Cold water recreational diver.
     
  5. Suzuki416

    Suzuki416 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: London
    59
    17
    0
    I'm currently at 43 but then 16 are bank cylinders...... Personal use only - dual rebreather....
     
  6. Peter_C

    Peter_C Orca

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    5,889
    732
    0
    ^I didn't include the bank bottles??
     
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  7. Suzuki416

    Suzuki416 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: London
    59
    17
    0
    its still a bottle - my big ones weigh 290 kg each (empty)...
     
  8. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Administrator Staff Member

    # of Dives:
    Location: Boulder, CO
    18,097
    9,419
    113
    Until I started tech diving, I owned no cylinders at all. I would be very surprised if more than 5% of the divers in Colorado or many other similar states with little decent local diving own any cylinders. If you have to get on an airplane and fly to your dive destinations, there is no point in it. It is quite conceivable that the truly typical SB diver does not own a cylinder at all.

    Why is 0 not an option?
     
  9. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
    8,093
    163
    63
    Between myself and my husband's, I count 18 in the garage at this moment. But that doesn't include those sitting at work, or those out on permanent loan.
    Mike is the tech diver, with bottles for sidemounting and staging. I am the rec diver, diving mostly aluminum 80's, but ya never know!
    Warm Florida coastal diving for me, cooler cave diving in a drysuit for him.
     
  10. lewisevans

    lewisevans wicked pissah ScubaBoard Supporter

    12,250
    1,644
    113
    I actually had to think for a while, I think I have between 22 and 24 tanks although I probably missed one or two

    6 HP100 singles
    2 HP130 singles
    1 set of HP100 doubles
    1 set of LP72 doubles
    1 set of AL80 doubles
    3 AL40's
    1 AL30
    and an assortment of inflation bottles and pony tanks

    oh, and a few emergency O2 bottles

    I agree, it needs a 15+ option
     
  11. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Tech Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    15,926
    7,394
    113
    set of Dbl Lp72's, set of Dbl LP 85's, 2 - LP'95's (have bands and manifold just not using now), 5 - al 80's, 2 - LP 72 singles, 1 - HP 80, 2 - 30 cu ft bottles, 1 - 40 cu ft bottle, 1 - 19 cu ft, 1 - 6 cu ft, 1 - 13 cu ft steel argon bottle.
     
  12. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
    8,093
    163
    63
    Hey Lewis! Do you have any of our tanks? Or, do we have any of YOUR tanks?
     
  13. lewisevans

    lewisevans wicked pissah ScubaBoard Supporter

    12,250
    1,644
    113
    Nope, after I got my tanks back from LB all my tanks are at home
     
  14. akdeepdiver

    akdeepdiver Defender!

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Jacksonville, AR
    891
    140
    43
    4 pairs Doubles (1x72's, 2x95's, 1x80's)
    2 AL100's
    6 AL80's
    2 AL50's
    3 AL40's
    6 AL13's
    5 O2 Bottles
    1 Argon Tank

    But for full diclosure, I own a hydro shop so I have never paid full retail for tanks tor testing.
     
  15. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
    8,093
    163
    63
    And I do my own VIP's, get a deal on the Hydro's. For the first time in many years, everything we own is actually current.
     
  16. lewisevans

    lewisevans wicked pissah ScubaBoard Supporter

    12,250
    1,644
    113
    I agree, just doing your own VIP's saves a bunch of money. Especially when VIP's are 20+ here
     
  17. scubafanatic

    scubafanatic Great White

    3,888
    325
    83
    1-double LP Faber 76's
    1-double LP Faber 85's
    2-HP 100 PSTs
    4-HP 120 PSTs
    1-HP 130 PST
    1-LP Faber 85
    1-LP Faber 108
    1-AL 80 (Catalina)
    2-AL 30's

    Grand total = 15
     
  18. knotical

    knotical perpetual student Staff Member

    # of Dives:
    Location: Ka'u
    5,745
    806
    113
    Another zero here. No cylinders, either.
     
  19. Bellaco

    Bellaco Nassau Grouper

    113
    33
    0
    I own two AL80's. I have only been diving since July 2011. I wouldnt even have purchased my tanks but found an absolute STEAL on Craigslist.
     
  20. Steve Barsky

    Steve Barsky Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Utah
    87
    9
    0
    They only allow 12 questions!
     

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