Posted by Northcoast_diver on October 25, 2004 at 11:44:36:
In Reply to: Question about require BC lift and weight. posted by Nitrox36 on October 22, 2004 at 21:54:14:
A drysuit frees you from the need to have a lot of ditchable weight. A trilam drysuit completely frees you. A crushed neoprene drysuit almost completely frees you.
If you wear a weight belt or weight harness on your body, then your body and the suit, and the air in the suit, can be neutrally buoyant all together. That requires less lift to float your scuba rig independently, when ditched.
If you wear your ditchable weights integrated into your B/C, then you need more lift to be able to float your scuba rig independently, when it is ditched, such as when you are getting out of the water back into a RIB.
If your lift cannot float your rig, then you need a ladder on your boat, to get back in, after your dive. For a RIB, that is impossible.
Plan your dive. Dive your plan. That includes entries, exits, and lift capacity needed for your B/C-wing.
Hopefully that will help you decide. There is nothing magical about 35 lbs.
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