Posted by Murddoc on March 20, 2001 at 10:44:51:
In Reply to: Re: Am I the only one who needs lead with a steel tank? posted by Jeff B on March 20, 2001 at 07:26:56:
The change in wetsuit bouyancy at depth is the same regardless of the tank used.
When I go to 80' I must inflate my BC regardless of the tank used.
The positive bouyancy of an AL tank (or negative of the ST) is compensated for with my weight belt.
The only difference that I have felt is as the tanks become empty, I loose more weight with the 95.
I know that the AL will float when empty, but it will not float my weight belt.
With no tank or weight belt, I have x# of positive bouyancy. The tank/ belt combined must overcome this bouyancy. The more negative the tank, the less lead is needed.
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