Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-09-2007, 18:29   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Winters - Out Cruising / Summers in the NC mountains
Boat: Brewer 42
Posts: 292
Images: 2
Storing Scuba Tanks On Deck

I'm looking for a safe way to store two scuba tanks on deck while underway. Does anyone have experience whith this? We are aboard a 42' ketch. Putting them in the dinghy is not an option.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Roger
__________________

__________________
rleslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 19:18   #2
DWJ
Registered User
 
DWJ's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mystic CT, Lakewood Ranch FL
Boat: 2007 Hunter 49
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by rleslie View Post
I'm looking for a safe way to store two scuba tanks on deck while underway. Does anyone have experience whith this? We are aboard a 42' ketch. Putting them in the dinghy is not an option.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Roger
I keep 2 hp120's in the cockpit lockers. I have enough stuff stuffed in them to keep them from rolling around. I did see a boat where he had two tanks in half racks bungied to the mast. It looked very wrong to me. I would not be very comfortable with tanks on deck should they break loose, you can only hope they simply go over the side and not become a deadly projectile.

I know it doesn't help but good luck
__________________

__________________
DWJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 19:32   #3
Registered User
 
sail2wind's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Colorado
Boat: 40 Beneteau CC
Posts: 99
Send a message via ICQ to sail2wind
Tank racks are available at all dive shops, very inexpensive and secure.
__________________
sail2wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 20:32   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
starfish62's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Boat: Gulfstar 44 Sloop
Posts: 647
Images: 4
I saw a Colvin with PVC (8"?) pieces that he had grooved in the front and secured upright to his stern pulpit with C clamps. He drilled the tops of the PVC and had bungy cord keepers as insurance. It looked good and was very secure.
__________________
Starfish
starfish62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2007, 07:41   #5
DWJ
Registered User
 
DWJ's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mystic CT, Lakewood Ranch FL
Boat: 2007 Hunter 49
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by starfish62 View Post
I saw a Colvin with PVC (8"?) pieces that he had grooved in the front and secured upright to his stern pulpit with C clamps. He drilled the tops of the PVC and had bungy cord keepers as insurance. It looked good and was very secure.

That actually sounds pretty good.
__________________
DWJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2007, 10:36   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
starfish62's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Boat: Gulfstar 44 Sloop
Posts: 647
Images: 4
He drilled a hole through the bottom (picture a diameter line) of the PVC and had a threaded rod going through so the tanks weren't actually sitting on the deck, and they were very secure. He had five tanks up on a little fantail and said they had never come free. It wouldn't work on my boat, but it was a pretty cool (and very cost effective) idea that worked well and looked great.
__________________

__________________
Starfish
starfish62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
scuba

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mounting Scuba Tanks on My Lady? JohnnyB Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 05-03-2007 08:48
Storing Propane for BBQ staehpj1 Provisioning: Food & Drink 10 21-06-2006 22:20
What does it take to learn scuba? irwinsailor Fishing, Recreation & Fun 10 26-02-2006 04:13
Scuba compressors Borden Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 1 11-10-2005 09:13
Cruising and Scuba Diving Gisle Boat Ownership & Making a Living 12 14-08-2003 01:47



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:32.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.