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    BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    Hi all,

    I just booked my MOD 2 training

    I would like to try several solution "how to place the second BO" before the training in order to be comfortable.

    Please share you experiences and final choice with + and -

    Ps.: today I'm using bungee/kind of sidemount for my BO

    Tx

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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    Al80 Bottom BO gets sidemounted on the left
    Al80 Deco BO gets sidemounted on the right


    2x AL80s gets you to 60-65m (normoxic range) and the deco for ~25 mins of bottom time in cold water and are not that cumbersome to carry.

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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    Mine's the same as rjack. No need to worry about all left as there's no long hose to get into a mess!

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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    All BO/deco cylinders go on the left(up to 3 ). Just like they would on OC.
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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rolanddiver  View Original Post
    All BO/deco cylinders go on the left(up to 3 ). Just like they would on OC.


    I guess I need to ask why? There's no long hose off the right post issue like on open circuit doubles; so what is the issue with using the right side of your body to store a cylinder?

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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    yea, like whut? You'll sound like 2 elephants fornicating underwater.

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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rjack  View Original Post
    I guess I need to ask why? There's no long hose off the right post issue like on open circuit doubles; so what is the issue with using the right side of your body to store a cylinder?

    No issue. I would be that MOST CCR divers carrying 2 cylinders....carry them on L and R sides.

    I sidemount one on the left with ring bungies....and one on the Right with Ring bungies.

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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rjack  View Original Post
    I guess I need to ask why? There's no long hose off the right post issue like on open circuit doubles; so what is the issue with using the right side of your body to store a cylinder?
    Ocasionally I still dive OC in caves (Molnar Janos for example) so I tend to keep things simple and not having to worry about diving a different config. Also I carry my light in my right hand (not GUE) and also operate the camcorder housing with right hand, so prefer to keep my right side clean/empty. My cave dive buddies with the exception of 1 are all on OC, so we all carry the gases the same way. It is really just personal preference and as they say, "old habits die hard". Just my two cents worth...
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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    Tx some interesting feedback.
    My first idea was also to sidemount on each side.

    I was thinking that more of you would carry both BO on the left.
    I'll try both
    So question for the "2 tanks on the left" users: The one which is the closest to you is the Bottom BO and the deco NX on the "external left" ?

    Tx

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    Re: BO - How do you place the second tank ?

    First will be the deepest gass, sidemount left.
    Second Shallowest, sidemount right.

    Third will be a deco gass so it goes on the right shoulder.
    Fourth will be the second deepest mix so it goes on the left shoulder.

    In the rare event of more, the rest will be leashed.

    This leaves the left side "fairly" safe even if the gas switch protocols are not on top of the priority list.

    /Ole

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