Do it – it’s only money.
We have one. It’s
not hard to maintain and I can fill a tank to 3200psi in about 20 mins.
Think about all
the many locations in French Polynesia where you can’t get tanks filled. Having
the compressor opens up a whole new world for sailors who dive.
You wanted reasons not to do it. Can’t think of any other than you might miss
the storage space and your boat will list more to port than it does now.
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
[mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Kleman
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:07 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Dive Compressor on a SM
OK- I have hull #422 (a red line) and each day I wistfully
look at that un-used dive compressor breaker on the 220 volt panel and feel
like it's talking to me. My wife and I are enthusiastic divers heading
(hopefully) back to Polynesia where diving would be fun and not always close to
a dive shop.
There is even a comprehensive design for a sliding drawer mounting in the
aft port cockpit lazarette I like on this very site. I am in Hawaii, have
access to Home Depot and shipping (the Bauer Jr II) comes from Seattle ...it's
all so tempting.
The logical part of my brain, however reminds me that it's noisy, represents
another system to maintain, $5000 to buy and install myself, and would
doubtless raise the cost of diving based on my accounting driven cost per tank
assumptions and those I've read done by others.
But I kind of want it. Anyone out there with some bit of pessimism or wisdom to
stop me ?
Tom and Kirstin
Honelei Bay, Kauai