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    I want to eliminate the snorkel in my Blueback due to reliability issues. Can someone submit a photo or drawing which shows the proper tubing connections?
    thanks!

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    Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
    I want to eliminate the snorkel in my Blueback due to reliability issues. Can someone submit a photo or drawing which shows the proper tubing connections?
    thanks!
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    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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    • #3
      Thanks Dave! Would a depth controller help to keep the air input above water? I assume I cannot go lower then the top of the air in tube when submersing the sub?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
        Thanks Dave! Would a depth controller help to keep the air input above water? I assume I cannot go lower then the top of the air in tube when submersing the sub?
        No, an unnecessary luxury.

        Trim the boat a tad light with the ballast tank full. Play to any depth you want above the 'critical depth' and when your boat goes dead in the water it will (if not trapped by marine growth, sunken shopping cart, or abandoned fishing lure) surface enough to get the snorkel... err... snort induction into the air, and from there you start the LPB and blow the tank dry to fully surface the boat.

        Oh, by the way: If you turn dumb-ass and start the blow with the induction still under the water, no big deal; you just pump water into an already filled ballast tank. Duh!

        Critical Depth any depth below which the compressible elements of the submarine -- the cylinder, the displacing foam for example -- reduce in volume enough to drop total submarine displacement below the weight of the water it displaces. Above the critical depth and you'll float. At the critical depth you will be suspended perfectly in the fluid (ain't no such thing as perfect!!!!). Below the critical depth and you sink -- the deeper it goes the quicker the acceleration to the bottom.

        David

        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        • #5
          Thats amazing! Thanks sooooo much!

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