I finished building a nifty rolling wash and hang cart for dive gear this afternoon. Besides one box of deck screws purchased new from Lowes, I sourced all the upcycled building materials from Reuse Hawaii and The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Honolulu, including the blue barrels, the 2x4's, the nails, the caster wheels, and the steel hang bar. The stain was leftover from another project.
The concept is simple. After scuba diving in the saltwater, the dive gear needs to be soaked in clean freshwater to dissolve the salt. We can do a quick rinse on the boat, but the regulator and gauges, along with the BCD should soak for at least 15-20 minutes to make sure that everything is thoroughly cleaned and salt-free. Not only does this ensure that this frequently used gear lasts longer and doesn't need to be professionally serviced quite so often, it's much safer since dive gear is essentially life support equipment necessary for breathing underwater.
The barrels are filled with clean freshwater, and the gear gets soaked. Then it can all get hung up to dry, for a few minutes to let the bulk of it drip dry, and then rolled inside the dive shop to dry overnight. The barrels are emptied, then stored on the bottom of the cart, and of course, could be right-side up if needed for wetsuits.
Overall, super happy with how the project turned out. If you have something nice and want to keep it that way, easy to just take care of it.
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