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    Pull Bouy Stability

    Take a simple pull bouy, the symmetrical style, one piece, release it under
    water, it will orient itself as it ascends so that the broad side
    is facing up. Doesn't matter which face is up when released, just
    start deep enough so that it has time to flip around.

    I know, I know, I am easily entertained.

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    Re: Pull Bouy Stability

    My fins always sink heel side down

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    Re: Pull Bouy Stability

    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__ View Post
    My fins always sink heel side down


    I would guess that the narrow face up would be how it rises.

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    Re: Pull Bouy Stability

    The bout will lay flat to make the bottom rise up to the level of the other side. Fins sink so as the flipper acts as a tail to rudder it to the down position. I M H O

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    Re: Pull Bouy Stability

    This thread is cracking me up. Have y'all been eating funny brownies before practice? ;-)
    "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it." - Jonathan Winters, actor and comedian

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    Re: Pull Bouy Stability

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevepowell View Post
    Take a simple pull bouy, the symmetrical style, one piece, release it under
    water, it will orient itself as it ascends so that the broad side
    is facing up. Doesn't matter which face is up when released, just
    start deep enough so that it has time to flip around.

    I know, I know, I am easily entertained.
    Steve, we are sitting out are we?

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    Re: Pull Bouy Stability

    My pool is long course now so I spend
    more time on the wall. (A lot more time!)

    'Course anyone watching me release the
    bouy at different orientations might think
    I'm off the wall.

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    Re: Pull Bouy Stability

    Now that is funny!

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