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Old 09 December 2013, 08:43   #1
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Dive Cylinder Rack

I've a notion to fit a dive rack to the Ocean Pro as I'm fed up tripping over diving gear plus it's handy for sitting the rig on when kitting up. I've had a look on-line and other than a company on ebay that do a "collapsible" rack there isn't any about. The ebay one looks ok but appears to be held together with grub screws that will invariable loosen in bouncy conditions.
Anyone know of any suppliers of these in the UK or am I forced to contact the likes of Humber to be given an astronomical price for some 316 tubing?

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Old 09 December 2013, 09:48   #2
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I've a notion to fit a dive rack to the Ocean Pro as I'm fed up tripping over diving gear plus it's handy for sitting the rig on when kitting up. I've had a look on-line and other than a company on ebay that do a "collapsible" rack there isn't any about. The ebay one looks ok but appears to be held together with grub screws that will invariable loosen in bouncy conditions.
Anyone know of any suppliers of these in the UK or am I forced to contact the likes of Humber to be given an astronomical price for some 316 tubing?

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Old 09 December 2013, 11:36   #3
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I never got around to it, but I was going to use a single square arch with crossmembers, using the Roll Control system.

Plan was to use a single hoop of about 1" or 1.5" SS tube bent to the height desired (just shy of the height of the cylinders - was a sticking point as I see everything from Aluminum 63's to HP 120's), with a flat bar crossmember to mount the roll control racks to. A lower crossmember to prevent the tanks from creeping under the tube. Rubber bungies to hold things more securely (if needed.) Cheap enough to build, but I never found time to get the boat in to my welder buddy to get it made.

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Old 09 December 2013, 12:39   #4
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Old 09 December 2013, 13:37   #5
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Doesn't need to be stainless, mine's fabricated from Ali tube (cheaper and easier to work with) and bolted to the floor.

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