Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Well, ballasting just got a whole lot easier.
Holy cow. I really really wish I had known this from the start. The problem of weighing these powerfully buoyant, air filled habitats down so they don't float has been, surprisingly, one of the biggest design challenges. What type of weight? How to attach it? Up until now I've been MacGuyvering ballast platforms from exercise weights bolted to wooden planks, concrete blocks, jars full of fishing weights and so on. But look at this. Look at the beautiful simplicity of it. This waterproof dry case is exactly the right size to contain two five pound diver's weights. Exactly.