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Made the switch from vest to BP/W...weight question

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by swimbody, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. swimbody

    swimbody Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Houston, Texas
    If I was diving trimmed out with my Zeagle Ranger with 8lbs will I need the exact same weight setup with my new rig?

    Aluminum DGX plate, 23# VDH wing, Dive Rite Harness, Dive Rite crotch strap, two DGX weight pockets, negligible hardware to affix BP to W.

    I believe my Ranger weighed ~10lbs empty and dry that I just sold.

    Thanks for any insight.
  2. axluba

    axluba Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Germany
    As a data point: I lost 5 pounds from the rental jacket to AL bp/w
  3. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
    It really just matters how neg/pos your rig was in water. It’s very little weight so I’d try 8lbs and expect to drop around 2-3 at you weight check (10’, near empty tank).
    Bob DBF likes this.

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