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Old 23 May 2015, 22:54   #1
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scuba tank cradle

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Old 23 May 2015, 22:58   #2
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In the interest of preserving as much deck space as possible, I devised an alternative mounting solution (relative to standard scuba tank racks)

Poached the design

Tig welded
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Old 23 May 2015, 22:59   #3
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Poached tank straps from a buoyancy compensator and added stainless steel grommets
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Like a glove
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Old 23 May 2015, 23:03   #7
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If I find the time I’ll see about posting up my multiplex gun rack
No, I don’t spear with scuba; unless pursuing technical hunts -that’s not right by me.

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There I was thinking this was technical!!

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Jon, thats clever and not bad at all provided you have plenty of space. But if you navigate as if you want to break sh#t it really must be strapped down. This particular tank is a high pressure steel tank (= heavy when full). Flying about it would put a hole straight through the hull; regardless of construction material/quality (or a nasty dent at the very least).
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Ps. Given that you’re from Oz, do you see many of your mates running full size tires on their trailers? Reason being, when towing your RHIB off road I suspect that having strong tires that are under inflated would allow the tire to absorb / dampen irregularities in addition to the trailer springs/suspension, ergo less potential damage to the RHIB.

Bogmonster on here has a very nice trailer setup for off road; as do a few other members whose names escape me now, but please post off road RHIB trailers from around Oz if you happen to come across any.

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Hey mate most trailers have either 13-14-or 15 inch wheels, mine has the 15. The bigger wheels can make launching a little more difficult as you need more depth when backing the trailer in. When driving off-road we tend to strap the boats down very tight from just about every where you can so they cant bounce at all on the trailer. Keeping the fine sand (bull dust) out of everything is the hardest part.

I also use steel tanks but only dive if the conditions are good for underwater photography, so calm clean water without any surging on the bottom. I looked at a few options for the tanks but didn't want to lose any space for times when not diving so mostly just put mine in a 110 ltr cooler box, and use the box as a seat.

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