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Canister for PLB

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Mavric, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Those look nice. How much did they charge you for one that fits the ACR PLB?
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What was the cost?
     
  3. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    FWIW, it doesn't really matter if the canister leaks a little bit. The PLBs are designed to be fully waterproof down to 10m for at least 10 minutes.
     
  4. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Unless you are keeping your oh so expensive (and not rated to anything) automobile key fob in the canister....
     
  5. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    Which really doesn't even need to be stated because it's so obvious that you would need an IQ below 50 to not recognize that. :rofl3:
     
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  6. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm trying to work out if you think it is OK for a waterproof canister to leak, or if you think people are low IQ to think they don't.
     
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  7. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I ordered one from LightMonkey. I contacted them and they gave me a choice of size. It is very well made. I put my car keys, PLB, Apple Watch, emergency blanket in there and it is 1/4 full. It is expensive but it will last me forever as it's well made.
     
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  8. bubblemonkey2

    bubblemonkey2 Marine Scientist

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    Isn't that a drysuit region? That's where my key goes. FOB stays at home though.

    But what about the $1000 smartphone?
    I waver between:
    a) hide in car/glove box,
    b) hide it in the bushes somewhere,
    c) put it in the drysuit (warning: can artfully warp camera lens, who knows what else),
    d) leave it at home too
    e) hunt around online for some kind of $300 "smartphone camera housing" that I don't actually need and doesn't exist for my phone model
    f) oversized pelican or otterbox canister that isn't rated to the depths of the dive

    Is the Custom Divers PLB canister not sufficient for the small ACR? My only complaints so far are that I spent a pretty penny and it only has one thin o ring.
     
  9. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Some cars only have a FOB. I'd rather my $1000 camera get stolen out of my car than have my significantly more expensive car get stolen because I hid my fob in the car.

    Accepting a "Leak proof" container as ok if it leaks is not acceptable in my book.

    Sharing the information that your leak proof canister leaks even after following the makers suggestions is helpful to those of us who have IQs lower than 50....
     
  10. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: U.S. East Coast
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    I have the same canister, follow the directions, and it does not leak. I wonder what that tells us about his direction-following ability?
     

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