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Tank Holders

Discussion in 'Dive Modifications' started by klauricella, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Odo

    Odo Solo Diver

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    I have used the roll control system for years and they work great. I have also used the suction cup version. You need a very smooth, dry surface to attach. They do let loose at times, regardless of the surface it is attached to. I just put the roll control tracks on my new boat. I have extra 48" tracks. If you are interested, PM me.
     
  2. mathauck0814

    mathauck0814 Assistant Instructor

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    Pool noodle + nylon rope + some stainless hardware (nuts/washers)
     
  3. Bhtmec2

    Bhtmec2 Solo Diver

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    I make sure the surface is clean and attach the cups and have never had them come off yet. I remove them when not diving as to not stress the suction cups. Been doing it for a while and never a fail. You do have to have a south surface.
     
  4. klauricella

    klauricella Nassau Grouper

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    How do you strap tanks up in a boat with pool noodles. I have seen them used if you are laying them down in your car but if you do this in a boat you better be in really calm waters.


     
  5. mathauck0814

    mathauck0814 Assistant Instructor

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    Can you not also lay them down on the boat? Typical when we're not on commercial boats for us. Just stand it up on the rail when you're getting kitted up and let it lie the rest of the time. Maybe if you don't have the deck space. But why not just use wide diameter PVC or a commercially available tank holder if you're looking for the dive boat solution?
     
  6. klauricella

    klauricella Nassau Grouper

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    I have a 20' center console that we also fish from so do not want to permanently attach pvc and the original question was about a commercially available tank holder. I also think laying tanks down a boat unless really big boat or really calm waters would end badly. One big wave would make a very bad mess.
    Kevin

     
  7. Chuck Tribolet

    Chuck Tribolet Loggerhead Turtle Rest in Peace

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  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    I just don't see anything out there that really grabs my attention. My boat is small and I haven't decided on any system yet.
     
  9. Bhtmec2

    Bhtmec2 Solo Diver

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    Location: Puerto Rico
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    Pete

    Here is the one I use on my boat and my zodiac. Holds 4-6 tanks and nothing attached to the boat. Made from scraps hanging out in the garage and the out of pocket cost was less than 8 dollars.


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  10. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    We use the Roll Control. In the photo you can see the aluminum rail below the gunwale cap. I have one bolted on each side. I can carry eight tanks easily here and have never had anything come loose even in rough water. The tanks do project above the cap, so it goes with small 19 foot boats, especially Boston Whalers that intentionally have relatively low sides and high decks.

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    I also have a four tank box which takes place of the cooler forward of the console but I quit using it in preference to the Roll Control. If I wanted to remove the rails, it would be easy and some Marine Tex and you would never know the rails where ever there. Not sure why I would ever wish to remove them, they cause no issues when not holding tanks and as I said, hold scuba tanks very securely.

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