Trim and Weight Bluefin HD with UWA/80/Flat Port


UWA LENS:

I have been able to trim and weight my housing using the UWA to just slightly negative and completely level. This is exactly how i want it. I purchased L&Ms tripod base mount ($75 I think) and used high density foam. I have the shorter battery pods from my older Bluefin 950 housing. If you are using the bigger pods, this option will need some adjusting. My set up is very nicely balanced, stable and still streamlined. Here’s how I set it up:

  • 2 track weights moved all the way to the back of the rails in the housing
  • Pods attached with batteries inside (when using and not using lights)

(Below are pictures of how I configured my housing)

80 DEGREE AND FLAT PORT:

HID Lights and Batteries Attached:

80 Degree Lens:

2 weights installed

looking in from back of housing…

  • Right weight 3/4 toward back plate
  • Left weight 2/3 toward back plate

Flat Port:

2 weights installed

looking in from back of housing…

  • Right weight 2/3 toward back plate
  • Left weight just front of centered

Housing and No Lights/Batteries:

80 Degree Lens:

4 weights installed

  • Right weights: 1 center and 1 7/8th toward the back
  • Left weights: 1 front of center and 1 3/4 toward the back

Flat Port:

4 weights installed

  • Right weights: 1 center and 1 3/4 toward back
  • Left weights: 1 1/3 toward back and 1 2/3 toward the back

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