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Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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Our Sea Scooters: Specifications


 

 

 

Specifications

Styles Available:

 

 

The Tapered HDPE Versions (illustrated right) are 1 3/8 inch shorter.


Color:

  • Black
  • Speed: Nearly 200 feet per minute


Depth Rating:

On all versions of the scooter, the motor seal becomes at risk beyond about 550 feet, the bodies are subject to bowing at 700 feet and crushing at about 1100 feet.

In both the HDPE and PVC (nose and tail material) versions, the flex will become an issue in the 900 foot range, which becomes a moot point due to the risk to the seal and the chance of leaking around the o-rings if the body flexes (a major issue at all depths with HDPE bodies, which we do not use for that reason).

Between 450 and 650 feet, the flex in the PVC bodies is between 5/100 and 8/100 of an inch.



Both styles and all sizes come with rewound motors,
the same motors we use in the WKPP



Specification Comparison Among Different Lengths and Styles:

As you can see, the HDPE versions are 1 lb. lighter and 1 3/8" shorter.

Style Length Weight w/o batteries Weight with batteries Burn Time
Short HDPE 28 5/8" 33 lb. 66 lb. 60 minutes
 
26 Amp Hour HDPE 35" 37 lb. 78 lb. 90 minutes
 
Standard HDPE 38 5/8" 40 lb. 92 lb. 120 minutes
 
Magnum HDPE 45 3/8" 45 lb. 105 lb. 180 minutes


With the pitch turned down, these burn times can be increased significantly.

All Gavins use blades with steel inserts and a variable pitch slip clutch.

Extra bodies and packs are available (see online store or PRICING)

Burn Tester Info (by Jeff Bentley)

 



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Depth Rating
On all versions of our scooter, the motor seal becomes at risk beyond at about 550 feet, the bodies are subject to bowing at 700 feet and crushing at about 1,100 feet. In both the HDPE and PVC (nose and tail material) versions, the flex will become an issue in the 900-foot range, which becomes a moot point due to the risk to the seal and the chance of leaking around the o-rings if the body flexes. This is a major issue at all depths with HDPE bodies, which is why we do not use it. Between 450 and 650 feet, the flex in the PVC bodies is between 5/100 and 8/100 of an inch. Contact us for details.


Overall Maintenance Information
Either version of the Gavin needs little or no maintenance, but there are certain things that should be checked periodically. We highly recommend that you read and understand this manual fully to ensure the proper functionality, performance and longevity of your Gavin scooter.

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When all is well with your Gavin Scooter, the motor should NEVER get hot, never leak through the seal, and never need any kind of servicing. These are due to the continuous duty electric motors, which are highly efficient.

Contact us for any and all questions on your Gavin Scooter. We will relay the question to George and deliver an answer from him. George has extensive experience so be sure to make use of that knowledge base.

Check out our Owner's Manual and FAQs page for more information. 

Contact us in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the best underwater
sea scooters for your cave diving and exploration excursions.