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Tank Boots, Boats and DIR

Discussion in 'DIR' started by do it easy, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. SparticleBrane

    SparticleBrane DIR Practitioner

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    If you put boots on your tanks and don't rinse them, they'll eventually end up looking like this, even if they're hot-dipped galvanized.

    [​IMG]

    Yes, the stuff on thet bottom of the tank in the middle is almost completely rust. :11:
     
  2. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

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    ... (never mind ... just realized this is an old topic) ...
     
  3. Carribeandiver

    Carribeandiver Contributor

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    Location: New Orleans
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    Interesting reading about what tanks are best for doubles BUT, regarding that boot on tank issue, I have a question.
    First, I hate tank boots, they take away from the appearance of the tank and get in the way. BUT, steel tanks are rounded so something is necessary to stand them up for gearing up, thus boots are necessary on steel. (For AL, I dont use em)
    Is everyone saying I should remove the boots after diving in sw? Or will a rinse clean them sufficiently?
    Last, is it best to lay the tanks down or stand them up when in storage? I pretty much always have them filled and I would guess that makes a difference.
     
  4. Diesel298

    Diesel298 Contributor

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    Hum.
    Thats a pointed statement.......
     
  5. Cheekymonkey

    Cheekymonkey I'm a Goofy Monkey

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    Location: In a state of confusion.
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    a good replacment for the bunjies on the boat are jus some old weight belts, weight belt releases hold doubles ot the side really well
     

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