How many cubic feet is the tank? How much does it weigh? How does its size compare to the old steel 72s? Can you get the tank with Genesis brand K valves, which are my favorite for carrying?
WILLIAM W Brian C,
Faber Blue Steel Low Pressure 2400 psi +10
85 cu ft
7 inch outer diameter
26 inch long without valve
31 pounds empty
0 Buoyancy empty with valve
-6.7 buoyancy full
I recently went to a side mount configeration with a Hollis BCD/Rig.
I started with steel 100s and they were too heavy, the Rig didn't provide enough buoyancy to get my head out of the water. The 85s are perfect. I love them.
Hope this helps in your quest.
TOM K The one I purchased was a 108 cubic foot size - Faber makes several sizes. I purchased the low pressure only after my DSAT course as its capable to overpressure the tank slightly and increase the effective CF size. I've never used a steel 72 - so I can't address the size - but you can look at the Blue Steel web page for the tank measurements and weight. The low pressure 108 is 41lbs empty.
BTW - I searched for months for my steel tanks - and didn't find a price near what I got at LeisurePro - just a shameless plug, as with the free shipping it was a great deal.
If you compare these to alum 80's well there is no compairison. As doubles with on a hot day with a long walk and a beach entry, keep your 72's. Off a boat as doubles the extra air is nice. As singles with a BC perfect!!!
Brian C 1. How many cubic feet of air does the tank hold at basic fill (2400 lbs.) and 10% (2640 lbs.) overfill?
2. What are the dimensions of the tank in inches?
3. How much does the tank weigh?
4. Is it available with Genesis K valves?
Brian C Steven,
You never answered my questions:
How many cubic feet of air does the tank hold?
How much does it weigh?
What are its physical dimensions?
Is it larger of smaller than the old steel 72s?
Can it be purchased with Genesis brand K valves, which are great for carrying tanks?