Re: no weightbelt reductions with LP over HP


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Posted by Jason on November 16, 2001 at 23:33:05:

In Reply to: Re: Higher prices for HP air fills posted by Max Bottomtime on November 16, 2001 at 13:21:07:

Max, there's no difference in net buoyancy between the hp and lp steels. Most are neutral at empty. Sure there are heavy LPs, but there are also the Faber HPs at -7lb.

There is a considerable difference in tank mass. At the rated capacity, LP is considerably heavier, which is not a good thing for shorediving in Monterey. This is why HP is very common here, and why most of the shops will handle it well, and without an unjustified surcharge.


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