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For divers with 19cf Pony Bottles, weight distribution and reduction

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Remy B., Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Remy B.

    Remy B. Manta Ray

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    how much weight do you pull off your belt when you use your 19cf PB and how you distribute the weight on your belt once you have the PB on one side, I know it is a little different between divers but some hints will be useful.

    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

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    Once I'm in the water, I don't notice the pony (19 cuft, slung). Where I place weights doesn't change.
     
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  3. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

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    2 pounds from the left side, where I have the pony worn like a deco bottle. I was kind of overly negative before I did that.
     
  4. Basking Ridge Diver

    Basking Ridge Diver Solo Diver

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    I do not pull any weight off and I barely notice it is there - so no I don't do any weight distribution. YMMV
     
  5. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I don't wear any weight, and I wear my pony mounted behind, like a set of doubles. It doesn't throw my steel 100 off much.
     
  6. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    In warm water gear I may not wear any weight. At most a couple of pounds off from what I may have on for the pony. I sling the bottle left side. Not really noticed much. My warm water wing is weight integrated.

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  7. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Between the steel backplate and tank I don't have any extra weight on a belt so no adjustments needed. And like Basking Ridge Diver and JohnN I don't notice it in the water and it doesn't seem to affect my trim. If the pony makes you overweighted, then consider removing a pound or two from that side. But remember, you need to stay weighted enough to hold a safety stop if you lose that weight by either using it or handing it off to another diver.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
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  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I take pound off the left side, the side I sling my pony on
     
  9. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Last weekend, I dove with a 13cf on the side of my plate as a suit bottle, and a 40cf slung. Both left side (right side clear for long hose). No "offset weights", and no stability (roll) issues perceived.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
  10. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

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    I don't adjust weight for my 19cuft.
     

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