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Old 02-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Any ideas for modifying a boogie board to use as a dive float? Suggestions for placement of game bag, extra webbing to hold a speargun, abalone bar, or fresh water for drinking during those long dives.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

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Any ideas for modifying a boogie board to use as a dive float? Suggestions for placement of game bag, extra webbing to hold a speargun, abalone bar, or fresh water for drinking during those long dives.

Thanks everyone!
Quite a few threads with pictures in them if you use the search function.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

check this link out,
https://sites.google.com/site/abalon...iveboard-float

also on my Norcalunderwater hunters web site in the DIY section we have all kinds of threads on how to set up a dive board.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

No way you can DIY a Banks Board. It's just plain too sick to be copied.
You can get a $40 Boogie Board at Costco and go Mabry-style on the mo-fo for about a $80 total. No way it'll float the quantity of dead fish and abalone that a Banks will do, but it's not a bad start. I used the 'ol Boogie for years before John started making "mini-kayaks". Then, once I got a Banks Board, I never looked back.....
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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

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Mabry-style on the mo-fo for about a $80 total.
Try again, bro. They run about $130 to $200 to make my boards, unless you cut corners. And you know I don't cut corners.
I wish they were $80.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #6
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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

sweet! thanks for the help guys!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

But just to reiterate nothing beats a banksboard. I love mine but for a diver on a budget this will work.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #8
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No way you can DIY a Banks Board. It's just plain too sick to be copied.
You can get a $40 Boogie Board at Costco and go Mabry-style on the mo-fo for about a $80 total. No way it'll float the quantity of dead fish and abalone that a Banks will do, but it's not a bad start. I used the 'ol Boogie for years before John started making "mini-kayaks". Then, once I got a Banks Board, I never looked back.....
Word X2! The latest version of the Banks Board is absolutely tweaked. I don't know what else John can do to these things. Do yourselves a favor-quit being cheap F's & buy one!!! T
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Word X2! The latest version of the Banks Board is absolutely tweaked. I don't know what else John can do to these things. Do yourselves a favor-quit being cheap F's & buy one!!! T
What are the advantages with the newer board?

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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

Sr. Loco shared a good few links of DIY board floats on this post http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=82584.

I ended up finishing my version of his nice looking board last weekend. I ended up using leash plugs, paracord, and SS rings for attachment points to hold the elastic net and criss-crossing bungee cord portions down. Total cost was approx $80 (scored board at garage sale for $8). Will attach pics shortly.
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Sr. Loco shared a good few links of DIY board floats on this post http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=82584.

I ended up finishing my version of his nice looking board last weekend. I ended up using leash plugs, paracord, and SS rings for attachment points to hold the elastic net and criss-crossing bungee cord portions down. Total cost was approx $80 (scored board at garage sale for $8). Will attach pics shortly.
Yes, post pics of your board. Love seeing new designs..........or my design ideas.
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What are the advantages with the newer board?

Sorry for the thread derail
Look up Banks Boards on Facebook & ask John. He's really generous with his time & can explain his upgrades way better than I could. Thx. T
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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

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Any ideas for modifying a boogie board to use as a dive float? Suggestions for placement of game bag, extra webbing to hold a speargun, abalone bar, or fresh water for drinking during those long dives.

Thanks everyone!
If you want the ultimate in home made floats, search no further.

Using the latest in advanced spearfishing technology, this float is the answer to the challenging and ever-changing demands of the modern spearo.



This is what I use on all my local dives. Its perfect for shore dives and also amazing if you bring it to the islands for use with white seabass and yellowtail.

Who needs to spend big bucks on a name brand float when you can fully trick out one of these bad boys in no time!?
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Is it GWS proof?
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:44 PM   #15
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Re: DIY "Banksboard" style dive float?

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If you want the ultimate in home made floats, search no further.

Using the latest in advanced spearfishing technology, this float is the answer to the challenging and ever-changing demands of the modern spearo.



This is what I use on all my local dives. Its perfect for shore dives and also amazing if you bring it to the islands for use with white seabass and yellowtail.

Who needs to spend big bucks on a name brand float when you can fully trick out one of these bad boys in no time!?
Looks legit
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