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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2021, 12:04:10 PM »
I had to get the fatboy version!

They must run like 2 sizes small lol
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2021, 12:06:43 PM »
Very cool. I believe most freedive suits have a pad in the chest to help brace banded guns for loading.

I think you are correct!  Forgot about that
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2021, 12:08:57 PM »
Ok, whats the best way to wear 35 lbs of weight to sink this 7mm suit and apparently fatboy...

"Ok, neutrally buoyant at 33 feet, with a cautious approach to ideal weight"
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2021, 12:14:01 PM »
Mares quick release backpack and quick release rubber belt
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2021, 12:19:52 PM »
Ok, whats the best way to wear 35 lbs of weight to sink this 7mm suit and apparently fatboy...

"Ok, neutrally buoyant at 33 feet, with a cautious approach to ideal weight"

I cannot imagine you need 35 lbs of lead.  With a dry suit I use to carry 25.

If you want to start with 35, I would put a 10 lb weight on each hip, and three 5's along your back.

If you need lead weights are are near Monroe, let me know.

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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2021, 12:58:02 PM »
I got that off a calculator, but bone structure, wetsuit compression, BMI etc all come into play.

I'm expecting up to 35 lbs, hoping for less, so don't want to be caught needing 35 but can really only carry 20 if you get my concern
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2021, 01:06:19 PM »
I'm going to do fresh water first, thatís going to require less weight.

Then I'll add quick weights for salt.

Maybe 10# weights (x3) then tune with quick weights
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2021, 01:07:34 PM »
https://www.divebuddy.com/calculator/weight.aspx

Says 29 lbs in fresh with 7mm suit, gloves, boots and hood
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2021, 01:11:29 PM »
Novice adds way more weight, huge difference

Guess I should click proficient since I dive quite a bit bare skin
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2021, 01:56:19 PM »
holy crap 7mm wetsuits use a lot of weight

After my certification dive at Alki, I realized my mask had fallen off my head when I was getting out. I'd already taken my weight belt off, and waded back out an saw the mask in about 6-8 feet of water. I couldn't get down to them to save my life. Bobbing like a cork!  :chuckle:

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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2021, 02:02:19 PM »
Even a waterskiing wetsuit 1.5 mil with no arms or legs is hard to dive in
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2021, 02:03:06 PM »
Trying to find best way to get weights to me, expensive
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2021, 03:06:39 PM »
Should be ready to go Aug
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2021, 03:08:18 PM »
Still need a thinner wetsuit for tropical waters, but that'll be easier than getting ready for cold water.

After this gonna get scuba lessons
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2021, 04:23:48 PM »
I don't have FB, is Washington Freedivers busy?
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