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Scuba Sea Tow

Scuba Sea Tow

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Published by: Jim on Apr 14, 2008
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skin diving
Hitch a rideon this scubasea tow
By RICHARD HANSON
COSTING LESS THAN
$25 or so,
this simpletow is basically just a 12 x 24-in. stainless-steelaircraft oxygen tank containing a 1/6-hp. motorand a 12-v. battery. No machining is required.You can assemble the whole thing with commontools, plus a small amount of welding.The sea tow will run for several hours on asingle charge, and has a speed of 2-3 mph whichcan be increased or decreased by varying thepitch of the homemade prop. To keep costsdown, many common materials are used in theconstruction. For instance, handles are madefrom 1-in. conduit; an automobile horn buttonserves as the switch and the stuffing box is as-sembled from easily obtainable plumbing fittings.Begin by cutting the end off the tank, using
A surplus oxygen tank and a 1/6-hp. motor, which isalso available through surplus outlets, are the maincomponents of the sea tow. Powered by a 12-v. bat-tery, it will run for hours on a single charge

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