Post by Broxton Carol on Jan 7, 2008 11:37:12 GMT -8
The cylinder used for the tripple sets are 23 1/4 inches tall to the edge of the neck. They are very slim though compared to a 72, 38, or whatever else you got laying around. If I had a tape measure, I would measure for you. They are the same tank used for the girls tank back in the early 1950's by USD. The tripple set sold for $190.00 back then. Not cheap then........ or now!
Post by Broxton Carol on Jan 11, 2008 10:36:57 GMT -8
They are 16 1/2 inches circumference. They are real thin compared to a 38 or 72. BroXton Kitty's name is "miss kitty" she dosent care if shes wet. An outdoors barn cat. Persian by race. Golden BUFFY was the real water cat. He would wade through the creek, and didnt mind water at all. A more loyal, and loving friend would be hard to find. He died several years ago. A real friend to the end.
16 1/2" is a paint layer over 5.25" which is what the aluminum 40s and Catalina 30s are.
My old black cat UFO (Usless Furry Object) liked the water so much and was so loyal that he would jump in the quarry when I was diving. When I saw him 3 or 4 feet below the surface, I knew I had to get him diving. I made a helmet for him with a modified Micra for positive pressure feeding the helmet. His tank was an aluminum 14. I was going to make him a set of doubles but the water was really to cold for him to stay down more than 10 or 15 minutes. He made at least 5 dives with the deepest being about 40 feet. That was a short dive because the thermocline freaked him out. On other dives he was fairly relaxed unless he saw fish.
Ron Schroeder WD8CDH Former Commercial Diver, now Lazy diver