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MSW dragons den

Postby swiggy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:35 pm

Looking for investment, new prototype. Forget the hangair, this will dry your boots in no time. For just £9.99 you will never have to worry about putting on wet boots ever. Tin cans with bottom cut off, old computer fans, battery and wires not included.
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby roberdy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:05 am

are the fans on suck or blow?
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby WP101 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:54 am

I like it!
you got a patent app?
Mine take a fekkin age to dry, i have to roll the tops down and sit them upside down on top of a radiator where they give off a mustard gas type odour until dry, and probably shorten the life of the neo. Unlike a wetsuit, there nowhere for the water to drain cos of the rubber soles.
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby waxer00 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:54 am

like your `can` do attitude :-D
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby wigsy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:06 am

need a tube to let the drier warmer air in/out..

will the bean cans not stretch the boot cuff permanently?
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby buttholesurfer » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:06 am

You've killed the 'tin-man', how the hell can he get back to the yellow brick road with no feet!
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby Black » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:09 am

I'm a fan of this but you need to cut the toes off to allow a throughput of air. :wink:
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby Matt Rose » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:17 am

Michael Jacksons feet?
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby swiggy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:14 pm

roberdy wrote:are the fans on suck or blow?


Blow I think, its my mates creation. :lol: He had it set up above a heater to blow warm air in. Need to do some testing of suck vs. blow!

wigsy wrote:will the bean cans not stretch the boot cuff permanently?


A bit, but its not as bad as it looks in the photo, but a smaller can or a piece of pvc pipe will probably be used in the second generation model. They are an old pair of boots anyway with leaky seams already.
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby wigsy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:29 pm

80mm fans?

they work on normal 9v batteries? just gutted my old PC, have loads of fans around!
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby makkattack » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:41 pm

I'm ouuuuuuuuuuuut. :p
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby lewy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:03 pm

How about this luxury budget solution - and this lot have already been in The Den - would probably do a full suit too with a bit of imaginative adaption...



http://www.chillchaser.co.uk/hydra_footwear_dryer.html

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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby swiggy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:12 pm

^^ If I wasn't a student and had plenty of disposable income, might consider that, would be good for hiking boots and stuff as well. Ive had to hike through waist deep water quite a few times before on some of our exploration missions out here, hiking boots take a couple days to dry out even with newspaper stuffed in them. Or maybe Id be better off just buying more footwear. :? But if I had plenty of disposable income I would spend long weekends on a remote pacific island after taking my own private jet there. 8) But that is more than £49.99. Im rambling now.

wigsy wrote:80mm fans?

they work on normal 9v batteries? just gutted my old PC, have loads of fans around!


Depends on the fans voltage, should say on the sticker. I believe 99% of PC fans are 12V, all the ones I've seen are 12V. So they will work with a 9V battery, but wont spin at anything like full speed. If you have an old laptop battery that is anything close to 12V then it will work well, these are actually running off a 13.2V laptop battery. The fans will handle a range of voltages without any problems, just spin a bit faster or slower. A car battery would be fine too, bit heavy and bulky though. Using non-rechargeable 9V batteries could get expensive, the whole point of this is to be free. 8)
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby Black » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:35 pm

After they have dripped on the washing line for a day, I stick all my wet shoes boots gloves etc on the central heating boiler located in an outside shed. Wetsuit & hooded vest hang from lines in there too. Still takes a couple of days to dry in winter though.
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby roughriders » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:43 pm

Is it really that much of a hardship putting on wet boots?
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby roberdy » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:15 am

roughriders wrote:Is it really that much of a hardship putting on wet boots?


When it is minus several degrees outside and there is snow on the ground then you really don't want to start your session with cold feet cause it'll only be half as long as starting it in nice toasty warm dry boots. But living in Porthtowan you wouldn't have experienced those conditions very often Mr Roughriders!!
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby roughriders » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:26 am

A little unnecessarily patronising but sure, i can see your point. I'm sure people who bought the hang-air will no doubt value it's merits.
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby swiggy » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:12 am

Haha, this was a bit of a joke really, its more a case of doing something vaguely constructive on dark winter nights, and thought some people may be interested. Im not sure how much it will actually get used, vancouver island just isnt that cold, its more like cornish temperatures on the coast, you get loads of snow in the mountains but never really on the beach. Half the time I just leave my wetsuit in a bucket in the car if Im going surfing the next day, but thats just lazyness and I always regret it. I do remember the -10 days on the east coast though where putting on wet boots and wet wetsuit really did feel like it was taking years off your life and you never warmed up again, it definitely gives you motivation to get your stuff as dry as possible. I only weigh 10.5 stone though, so I feel the cold.
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby Rickyroughneck » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:42 am

Not sure if this would be possible with the more expensive boots but I have a pair of baseline 5mm c-skins and can easily turn them inside out, they dry in a day! They are building a bit of a funk though despite regularly drying out, must be all that urea *cough*.
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby WP101 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:20 pm

putting on wet boots regularly will shorten their life too, straining to put them on will stress the seams..if you have a small towel ( or tear up an old one) you can stuff the boot with it then stand on the boot a few times then take the towel out.. this should help get them starting to dry at least
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby tootes » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:11 am

best way to get gear dry. located in my folk's kitchen. Wish I had one myself.
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby wigsy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:22 pm

And what do they say to the big pool of water on the floor in the morning..?
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby mal-nourished » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:33 pm

you just blame the cat... :lol: :lol: wet boots i dont mind but add the cold bad news.....bbbrrrrrrrr
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:37 pm

Similar to me there Tootes - wash in bath , hang off ceiling to drip dry for 5 hrs , then I hang my suit off the beams in the living room , get log stove fired up on an overnight burn , put trug underneath suit, gloves & leash on a hanger on beam, boots on hearth ....... Robert's your mother brother :-)

bit funky in the morning though, but dry kit - verging on boots being banned from the house again :lol:
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby WP101 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:21 pm

ATTMFKH wrote: gloves & leash on a hanger on beam,

is one supposed to dry ones leash..news to me like :?:
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby surfinsmiler » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:21 pm

You got an inglenook there ATT?
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:24 pm

WP101 wrote:
ATTMFKH wrote: gloves & leash on a hanger on beam,

is one supposed to dry ones leash..news to me like :?:


I always wash my leash and make sure there is no grit / salt crystals in the swivels , a couple of long swims in from snapped leashes has made me look after them ...... not 100% sure it makes a lot of difference but haven't snapped one since
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby danny1 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:01 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:
WP101 wrote:
ATTMFKH wrote: gloves & leash on a hanger on beam,

is one supposed to dry ones leash..news to me like :?:


I always wash my leash and make sure there is no grit / salt crystals in the swivels , a couple of long swims in from snapped leashes has made me look after them ...... not 100% sure it makes a lot of difference but haven't snapped one since


no harm in doing it I suppose but im shocked you do- leash fails on the cord and cord collar plenty also
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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:34 am

surfinsmiler wrote:You got an inglenook there ATT?


Clearview 500 - one of these ....

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Re: MSW dragons den

Postby Chris F » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:58 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:Roberdy's your brother's mother :-)


fixed.

And as for swiggy's invention; to quote Theo Pathologist "I won't be investing my children's college fun in it".
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