Updated 19-3-2011Bare lead Blocks Plastic Coated Trim weights
Contact: Dave Cordes.
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Given their mass and resultant carriage costs, it would be better if these were collected in person (if a good number were being bought, I could deliver within SE northumberland). Or, being only 3miles from the A1, they could be collected on a trip to dive the Northumberland coast; I could rendezvous at say Morpeth or Stannington (literally metres from the A1). Options would need to be discussed.
These were cast many years ago when everyone seemed to lose weights from their belts (and even whole belts) so I'd always have plenty of spares. Ironically, I never ever lost a single one and as a result most of these have never been used except when loaned out to buddies. Most cosmetic damage is a result of lying in a pile in a corner of the garage.
There are three sizes and I'm selling them at approximately £2.60 per Kg.;Long & thin, 2.8Kg, 6 available - £7.30
Short & thick, 3.2Kg, 4 available - £8.30
Long & thick, 4.1Kg, 6 available - £10.60
All have a curved profile to minimise edge projections, narrow webbing slots that forces the webbing to follow a more serpentine path to increase friction and a hole into which a countersunk brass woodscrew (12/14G) can be fitted after fitting brass eyelet rivets in the webbing at the desired points (ensuring any stretch has been taken up in the material). This technique served me well for more than 15 years.
|2.8Kg, £7.30 each||3.2Kg, £8.30 each||4.1Kg, £10.60/ each|
The only commercial weight I own; the plastic-coating on this beast is, like all well used ones of this type, cracked in a few places, what more can be said?
Because these are less popular nowadays and the slight damage, it's for sale at little more than the scrap value of the lead - £18.00
|These were made when I used a shot weight belt that didn't have the capacity for my weight needs.|
They fit into the hand-holds in the blow-molded backpack in the area of one's kidneys. They're held clamped together with a 6mm stainless screw and molded-in nut.
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