Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NE & Windwards
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Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince
I’ve been back and forth on getting one for years. Issues remain
Storage. They come in a hard box. They take up room. Where to put it.
Electrical v gas. Electrical seems just fine for boat work but a PIA for recreational diving. Most of our snorkeling is- anchor, deploy dinghy, take dinghy to site then dive. So once again size matters. The device, two or three people, lunch, boots if we’re going hiking, lunch, water etc.
Which one (brand) to buy.
We’ve taken to moving after a week or so if anchored in the same harbor. Scrub chain best we can and running it through windlass seems to keep it pretty clean. We run fresh water on it and when we have access to a dock hose flush out the chain locker.
With a diver costing ~&100 and a dive every 4-6 weeks still holding off on the hookah. Also usually end up with a short haul every 6 months for thruster zincs or other maintenance anyway. Sometimes those zincs are a ***** to change. What I want is to see things I can’t with the snorkel. Oh well.....